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Written by JulieW
(2/15/2004 11:26 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lydia is like an un-trainable puppy dog :-), penned by kathleen (elder)
If Lydia had had a sudden character change and become meek and mild,ashamed and suicidal about the loss of her honour and the shame she had infliced upon herself and her family....well, it would not have rung true,and would have put JA's book in the same league as a lot of other 18th century ficton.Clarissa for exapmple.
I think her treatment of bad girls- Lydia in particular-in that they survive, sometimes win totally,and do not always "succom" to suffocating shame makes JA's portrayls of human nature miles above other novelists, especially in its realisation and depiction that "life /human nature is like that "....
Far more true to life,and funnier too.
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