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Pride and Prejudice

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Lydia's elopment

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Why is Lydia's elopement particularly disturbing to Jane and Elizabeth?

A

The arrangement of Lydia's marriage leaves the family in a precarious situation financially.

B

Lydia's elopement discredits Mr. Bennet's reputation.

C

Jane and Elizabeth recognize the precarious situation her impropriety places on them as women without fortunes.

D

Jane and Elizabeth are considered spinsters now that they have a younger sister married.

E

Lydia's marriage to Mr. Wickham damages the family's status as landed gentry.