Ohhh Lydia… Today I’m reblogging my character study of Lydia and Wickham in anticipation of the upcoming anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice. Enjoy, and try not to roll you eyes too much.
Was there ever a sillier, more insipid, selfish little sister than Lydia Bennet? One would need a thesaurus to accurately describe how crass she is… if Austen hadn’t painted such a wonderful picture for us.
On the kind side of the Lydia spectrum I could say she had an exuberant spirit. From there the rainbow of Lydia character trait runs from “Vain, ignorant, idle, and absolutely uncontrolled!” to selfish, reckless, and just a little bit mean. (Though she’s got nothing on Caroline Bingley in the Mean Girl department.)
Jena Malon took on the Lydia role for the 2005 movie
Although Jane and Lizzie attempt to “check the imprudence” of Kitty and Lydia their efforts have little effect. The girls are indulged by their…
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