The people of Meryton as Greek chorus
Written by Delories
(2/16/2004 6:02 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The good people of Meryton, penned by JulieW
The particular passage that you quote about speculations regarding Lydia's "going on the town" is imo the most brilliant example in P&P of the very interesting theme/thread/call-it-what-you-will of the people of Meryton acting as a kind of chorus, that idea of the characters acting within a wider world beyond their drawing rooms, and the consequences of that.