Oh Thoughtless, Thoughtless Lydia!
Pride and Prejudice: Chapters 46-51Ungovernable Lydia + Sketchy Wickham = Trouble for the BennetsLetters, letters, letters. So. Many. Letters! Why, you ask? Because Lydia has absconded with Wickham in the night! (GASP) She believes she’s going to Scotland to be married to him, but there's no proof of this and the structure of the Bennet’s domesticity is destabilized. Lizzy’s trip is cut short, Mrs. Bennet is teetering on the edge of insanity (more than usual), Mr. Bennet is run off to find the lovers, Kitty and Mary are, well, Kitty and Mary, and Jane is carrying the brunt of the stress on her shoulders. How could this possibly be resolved? What are people going to say about the entire affair?