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|Lydia was Lydia still.
Written by kathleen (elder)
(2/15/2004 10:11 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chapters 51-52:Those Wacky Wickams!, penned by Tara O'Donnell
Lydia & Wickham returning is one of the funniest bits in the novel, and it is a great scene (or set of scenes) for an adaptation. Both P&P2 and P&P1 dramatize (or would it be comedicize!) this quite well. Lydia doesn't understand the horror of what she has done, but she does understand that her relative standing has risen -- the comment to Jane is priceless, and just so very Lydia-like.
Wickham's conversation with Elizabeth is also interesting. It is hard to believe that he still thinks it possible that Elizabeth likes him, but maybe his ego is strong enough to think that his charm cannot possibly fail. :-) It isn't until the end of the novel that Wickham
"bore with philosophy the conviction that Elizabeth must now become acquainted with whatever of his ingratitude and falsehood had before been unknown to her, and, in spite of everything, was not wholly without hope that Darcy might yet be prevailed on to make his fortune."
Wickham has a lot of gall!
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