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Pride and Prejudice is an romantic novel by Jane Austen. It charts the emotional development of protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, who Mr. Collins proposes to Elizabeth, who rejects him, to the fury of her mother and the relief of her father. .. The Bennets' marriage is one such example that the youngest Bennet, Lydia. George Wickham is a major character in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. He is the husband of Lydia Bennet Wickham, the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. She begins to like Mr. Wickham, and hopes to continue on with their relationship. Whenever they did move, Elizabeth or Jane, who married Mr. Bingley, would pay. Jane Austen uses dialogue from the other characters, Lydia is an ignorant coquette who sees marriage as something fantastic and fun, with.
After Wickham and Lydia are found, they end up marrying even though it never seemed possible. Wickham was not a wealthy man and he was only promised five thousand a year when he married Lydia. Elizabeth knows that this is not enough but cannot deduce what changed Wickham's mind. Throughout all of the issues of marriage, Lydia remains blissfully ignorant to all of the trouble she has caused for her family and friends.
When she arrives home, she declares that "I am sure my sisters must all envy me. I hope they may have half my good luck. Due to this being one of the only times the opinion of this marriage is given by Lydia herself, it confirms her flirtatious, ignorant, and simple-minded nature.
This relationship is resolved in the book without indication of how it was done. At this point, the reader is seeing from Elizabeth's point of view, and are therefore just as ignorant as she as to how Wickham was persuaded to marry Lydia. After their wedding, Lydia lets it slip that Mr. Darcy was present when the two of them were married.
This confuses Elizabeth since she knows of the two men's animosity so she inquires about it from her aunt, Mrs. Her aunt then explains that "His Wickham's debts are to be paid, amounting, I believe, to considerably more than a thousand pounds, another thousand in addition to her own settled upon her, and his commission purchased.
Darcy to essentially bribe Wickham into marrying Lydia. This event is the perfect example of Wickham's character. He only wanted to marry for money but was willing to pretend to love Lydia because she was young and flirtatious. When it was necessary for him to marry Lydia according to the Bennet family, it requires thousands of pounds from his archenemy to satisfy him enough to marry her.
Darcy kept anything from happening, and saved his sister. Since then, there has been a rivalry between Wickham and Darcy.
While in Meryton, he makes the acquaintance of the Bennet family. Darcy happens by, and the two have a tense exchange, which is witnessed by Elizabeth Bennet. Wickham lies to her, gaining her sympathy. He claims to have been denied the inheritance because Mr. Darcy was jealous of his father's partiality to Wickham.
Elizabeth is shocked to hear of Wickham's account of Darcy, and swears to herself to never like Mr. Wickham, and hopes to continue on with their relationship. Darcy leaves town with his friend, Mr.
She introduces him to her parents, as well as her aunt, Mrs. Gardinerwho all take a liking to him. Gardiner, though, recognizes her niece's attachment, and warns Elizabeth not to become invested in a future with Mr. Wickham because neither of them have money. Though Elizabeth knows he's partial to someone else, she's not upset. Darcy during her visit to HunsfordDarcy writes a letter to her, revealing the truth about Wickham's past.
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Initially skeptical of Mr. Darcy is telling the truth. Wickham becomes awkward when she mentions the colonel, who is aware of Wickham's past. Elizabeth also says that her opinion of Darcy has changed to a more favorable one, which agitates Wickham and effectively ends their conversation.
He leaves soon after, and Elizabeth is happy that she will never see him again.
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Jane says they believe Wickham and Lydia have run off to Gretna Green to get married. Bennet eventually receives a letter from Mr. Gardiner that he has found Lydia and Wickham, and they are not married, but will be soon.
Elizabeth is shocked by the small amount, and both she and Mr. Bennet surmise that Mr. Gardiner paid off all Wickham's debts to make this possible, which Mr. There, Wickham is greeted with a range of emotions, from joy to indifference.