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Written by Mandy N
(2/21/2004 5:43 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Wickham, penned by Vania
I think it is a very relevent question. To be honest,I had the impression he quite liked and even respected Lizzy, at least as much as he respect any person. He may have felt some amicabilty with her as she so disliked his enemy Darcy. Wickham seems an intelligent rogue so he could appreciate Lizzy as witty and intelligent. I can believe Lydia cared more for Wickham than he did for her. Wickham preferred Lizzy to Lydia but she was of no use to him unless she had a dowry. I don't want to appear to be any advocate of this devil. I agree with Margaret Ellen's post. Wickham is always no.1 with Wickham. There is nothing in the book to suggest he's capable of selfless love or honourable conduct. Indeed, remember in Ch. 36 after Lizzy read Darcy's letter 'She tried to recollect some instance of goodness, some distiguished trait of integrity or benevolence...' about Wickham and she could recall none. I believe Wickham could not love others. How could he? I think part of his nature made him what he was; depraved, selfish and a liar. Any love he was capable of was for himself alone.
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