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Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Character Analysis Lydia Bennet

Emotional and immature, Lydia is the Bennet daughter who most takes after her mother. Lydia's misbehavior stems from a lack of parental supervision on the parts of both her mother and father. Her marriage to Wickham represents a relationship that is based on physical gratification. Lydia does not think, she simply acts upon her impulses, and that impulsiveness, combined with negligent parents, leads to her near ruin.