Posted by Kathi on August 04, 1998 at 01:40:27:
I originally asked these questions yesterday on the P&P board, but it occurred to me later that they may be better suited to the L&T board. I hope there is no problem with cross-posting.
In P&P, when Darcy talks about Lydia's situation with the Gardiners, he says that his first object was to get Lydia
away from Wickham entirely. (James elaborates on these efforts in "One Has All the Goodness.")
When everyone else seemed to think that Lydia *had* to marry Wickham, why did Darcy think that getting Lydia away from
Wickham was a viable alternative?
What would have happened if Lydia had returned to her family without marrying Wickham? Would they have taken her back?
When Lizzie talks about no "decent" man being willing to marry the other sisters, does she mean that they might have ended up marrying tradesmen? Or the drunks in front of the Assembly Hall at that first dance? Or not married at all?
And what would have happened if Darcy had decided to marry Lizzie in spite of the scandal?
- Lydia Lesley 02:18:18 8/04/98 (0)
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