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Mr. Bennet's reaction to the news of Mr. Gardiner arranging Lydia's marriage to Mr. Wickham differs from Elizabeth and Jane's reaction in that
Mr. Bennet understands the tragedy of now having Wickham as a a son-in-law.
Mr. Bennet has been deeply wounded by his daughter's indiscretion.
Mr. Bennet has an understanding of the financial situation that Jane and Elizabeth do not possess.
Mr. Bennet knows the family's reputation will never be recovered dispite the marriage.
Mr. Bennet did not wish for Lydia to be recovered.