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Jane Austens Pride and Prejudice is the story of an English family in the early 1800s The central theme in the story is the necessity of making a good marriage for each of the five daughters in the Bennet family Elizabeth Bennet is the central character in the novel and the second oldest daughter The role of her sisters characters influence Elizabeths thoughts about her own romantic interest Fitzwilliam Darcy throughout the novel Lydia Bennet Elizabeths youngest sister plays an important role in Elizabeths feelings for Darcy Ultimately Lydias improper behavior brings Elizabeth and Darcy together justifying Austens portrayal of Lydia as an uncivilized idle and irrational young woman Lydia Bennets role in Pride and Prejudice is twofold She is the first of five daughters to be married which supports the novels main theme of the necessity of making a good marriage Her elopement with Wickham brings disgrace to the family nevertheless she does marry which satisfies her mothers wish to see all of her daughters marry well The business of her life was to get her daughters married Vol I Chapter 1 Lydias role is also that of her mothers favorite daughter She is like her mother in many ways insensitive simple and brassy In Lydias imagination a visit to Brighton comprised every possibility of earthly happiness She saw herself seated beneath a tent tenderly flirting with at least six officers at once Vol II Chapter 18 Lydia is the complete opposite of Elizabeth who is sensitive intelligent and considerate Austen uses Lydias rash behavior as a means for Elizabeth the central character to understand that Darcy is the man who in disposition and talents would most suit her Vol III Chapter 8 Throughout the novel Elizabeth misunderstands Darcys intentions and actions and rejects his initial proposal of marriage believing that they are ill-suited When Lydia elopes with Wickham Elizabeth is mortified but realizes that Darcys previous accusations against Wickham and
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