Why does Lady Blakeney need to catch the Scarlet Pimpernel in chapter fifteen of The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy?

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Lady Blakeney is so desperate for the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel to become uncovered because her brother's life depends on it. Earlier on in the novel, Chauvelin managed to obtain a letter written by Lady Blakeney's brother, Armand, which clearly links him to the Scarlet Pimpernel and the others who are supporting the French aristocracy as they escape. Chauvelin has used the letter as blackmail in order to try and trap the Scarlet Pimpernel and identify who he actually is. In return for Lady Blakeney's help, he has promised that he will spare her brother. This is why, in Chapter 15, Lady Blakeney is so eager that Chauvelin's trap will work, even though she feels pity for the Scarlet Pimpernel:

Woman-like, she thought of him with unmixed sadness; the irony of that fate seemed so cruel which allowed the fearless lion to succumb to the gnawing of a rat! Ah! had Armand's life not been at stake!...

What drives Lady Blakeney to such agitation therefore is the fear that she faces regarding her brother and the realisation that his safety depends entirely on the capture of another man. Her distaste for this situation and also her personal liking of the Scarlet Pimpernel is shown in this quote, that clearly states the only reason she is participating in such a scheme is because she is forced to.

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