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|Kitty's opinion of the elopement
Written by Art
(2/22/2004 3:16 a.m.)
"Mr. Bennet and his daughters saw all the advantages of Wickham's removal ..."
From Chapter 51:
"Smiles decked the face of Mrs. Bennet as the carriage drove up to the door; her husband looked impenetrably grave; her daughters alarmed, anxious, uneasy."
"No one but Mrs. Bennet regretted that their stay would be so short"
During this GR, these three quotes caught my attention. They imply that all four of the eldest Bennet sisters were of one mind regarding Lydia's elopement. And all this time, I had the impression that Kitty did not look on the elopement with as unfriendly an eye as did Jane, Elizabeth, and Mary. Have I been unduly influenced by P&P2, and in particular that one line in one scene at Longbourn where Kitty says "...and I don't see that Lydia has done anything so very dreadful"? Did Andrew Davies get this detail wrong?
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