Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

How does Lydia bring disgrace on the family? Why is this disgrace? How does Elizabeth feel this will affect her new relationship with Darcy? Show the satire of this question.

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Lydia is a complete flirt with military men stationed in Meryton. She also seems to be a bad influence on her sister Kitty to do the same thing. Lydia gives the whole Bennet family a bad reputation. Elizabeth comments on this:

"If you were aware," said Elizabeth, "of the very great disadvantage to us all, which must arise from the public notice of Lydia's unguarded and imprudent manner; nay, which has already arisen from it, I am sure you would judge differently in the affair.

On top of that, Lydia elopes with Wickham without a proper marriage and her family knowing.