Wickham's move north
Posted by Woodhouse on April 02, 1998 at 08:12:50:
In response to Debt and Desertion, written by Caroline on March 31, 1998 at 18:45:01
This is something which has also puzzled me for years. Hopefully, someone can answer it. And while we are on the topic, what exactly prompted the change in Wickham's regiment? There was one, was there not? Or did his old regiment merely get relocated north?
As I recall, Wickham was allowed to reinter/return to the army after fleeing to London, but he was also given a change of regiment to a unit farther north. I assume this was a less desirable assignment. True? I cannot recall the book addressing this.
In speaking with Mrs. Bennet about the future, Lydia rather blithely comments that it could be "two or three years" before she sees her family (forgive me here, I speak from a memory already in old-age decline) which implies to me that they are almost being sent into exile, but poor Lydia does not get the point. At least that has always been my interpretation. I always thought he was AWOL and somehow escaped a worse punishment.
- Commissions Jessamyn 13:14:31 4/02/98 (0)
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