Lydia Bennet’s Bonnet

Title

Lydia Bennet’s Bonnet

Subject

Accessories

Description

Lydia purchases her new bonnet while waiting for Jane and Elizabeth in Hartfordshire. Even though she, herself, does not like it and her wiser sisters insist it is ugly, she is happy to spend her money on it. She then needs to borrow money from her sisters for lunch. This is representative of Lydia’s carelessness toward finances, which she brings into her imprudent marriage to Mr. Wickham. It foreshadows her and Wickham’s lifelong dependence upon Elizabeth’s and Jane’s families for money because of their mismanagement.

Creator

Unknown

Source

Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen

Contributor

Brianna Sumption

Type

Novel

Files

9.jpg

Citation

Unknown, “Lydia Bennet’s Bonnet,” The Museum of Fictional Literary Artifacts, accessed January 28, 2023, https://mfla.omeka.net/items/show/278.