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Why must the Bennets accept Lydia back into the family?
Accepting Lydia will help ease the scandal and sooth Lydia's feelings.
The family understands the necessity of her elopement and has forgiven Wickham.
Mr. Wickham made his acceptance into the family a requirement of the marriage.
Mrs. Bennet's mourning for her lost daughter requires that Mr. Bennet and the girls accept Lydia unconditionally.
Mr. Wickham has no source of income and is unable to support Lydia.