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|Quote Chapter 49
Written by Carolyn
(6/14/2007 12:22 a.m.)
"Yes, yes, they must marry. There is nothing else to be done. But there are two things that I want very much to know: one is, how much money your uncle has laid down, to bring it about; and the other, how I am ever to pay him."
Mr. Bennet sums up the situation with Lydia. Marriage saves her reputation, it is the only thing that will save her from a life of ill-repute. Mr B knows that Wickham must be "bought" for his daughter and the money cannot come from him.
JA does not ascribe one emotion to Mr. B throughout his conversation with Jane and Elizabeth. What do you think Mr. Bennet is feeling in Chapter 49?
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