Marianne, Georgiana, and Lydia
Posted by Kelley on November 01, 1997 at 19:44:07:
In response to Maybe we think it's okay?, written by Rita on October 31, 1997 at 18:45:31
] Maybe because Lydia is an airhead we do not consider being sympathetic towards her feelings for Wickham.
] Not so with Georgiana, who also hooks up(was persuaded in love) with wickham.
We're not sympathetic towards Lydia, though, because she knows more about the world than Georgiana. Miss Darcy is a sheltered innocent and the fact that Wickham tried to take advantage of that is upsetting. She was "persuaded," but Lydia jumped at the chance. Also because Georgiana repents her actions, but Lydia never does.
In relation to S&S, Marianne repents her past overdramatic behavior, so we sympathize (the amount of which depends on whether you're in the Brandon or Willoughby camp). If the Wickham thing hadn't worked out like Marianne and Willoughby, I doubt Lydia would've minded much. Marianne was upset about what happened to her, but Lydia would just go out and find another man.
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