Impregnating and damnation!
Posted by Rita on October 29, 1997 at 11:36:50:
In response to Worse than Wickham? Impossible!, written by Arnessa on October 29, 1997 at 02:13:22
The fact that Wickham does not impregnate Georgiana and Lydia is a matter of biology to me, because the intent was definitely so. It is another matter that both these women were fortunate in that an angel in the form of Darcy recues them.
Willoughby shows signs of penance and to me gives every indication of love for Marianne, he shows some agony! Wickham marries Lydia but shows no sense of any kind of feeling. So Will was more tragic(IMHO).
Lastly, Willoughby makes some kind of conversation to Elinor about his conflict, Wickham shamelessly continues down the same road(remember the conversation with Elizabeth) inspite of having a debt to repay to Darcy.
Also, P&P is more comic about deception, whilst S&S more serious on the matter.
Thus, my feelings about Willoughby being more complex.
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