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Lydia Bennet Timeline and Summary

  • Lydia likes to go to town to flirt with soldiers.
  • She is miserable when she realizes the regiment is leaving town. Upon receiving an invitation to go to Brighton with the colonel and his wife, she wheedles permission from her parents.
  • Lydia runs away with Wickham. They are eventually married and Lydia seems to have no understanding that her elopement was a shameful, shameful act.
  • After Elizabeth marries Mr. Darcy, Lydia writes to Elizabeth asking her to give her and Wickham money from time to time since they're forever in debt.