You are Lydia Bennet. Describe what your feelings are when you elope with Mr. Wickham?We have to write in the way how lydia will express herself..

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coachingcorner eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I think you would have to try to remember how young Lydia Bennet is when she elopes with Mr Wickham in the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen. Not only is she very young, but she is much more sheltered from the ways of the world than are young people today. Due to her class (struggling aspiring genteel) she would have been over-protected from the ways of the world, from dreadful stories of vice in the towns and cities, from public houses and taverns and from socially mixing with the opposite gender in travel and accommodation. So try to make your language sound immature and hopeful, excited and optimistic to reflect the naieve way such a teenager would have seen the world outside her country house and village. It would have seemed a thrilling jaunt into the unknown with no anticipated snares or dangers from those who would exploit her innocence.

mkcapen1 | Student

As Lydia Bennet, I would be ecstatic at first that I was with the man I loved and thought wanted to be with me.  I would have escaped the boundaries of my home environment so initially I would feel somewhat free.  I would be very naive because of my age.  I would have in my mind that my husband and I would have a lovely little home. 

I would be thinking about my future in an unrealistic manner.  I would be expecting that Mr. Whickham would get a job and support us.  I think that he shall rise above people's expectations and I shall have nice things.

My illusions will soon become just that, dreams, and nothing more.  I will become abandoned and bitter and fearful as my husband falls back into his gambling habits and eventually leaves me.