Kitty and me

Category: Education | Type: Discussion | Title: Pride and Prejudice (in Context) | Author: Jane Austen | Ch: Chapter 39

The grammatical error is not a convention of the day.

Austen employs just the same in Sense and Sensibility and for similar purposes. It is a sign of Lydia's poor education and her indifference to it. She repeats the mistake a few lines later: "but...Kitty and me [knew of it]," and then five paragraphs after, "Kitty and me drew up...," expressions that contrast with Elizabeth's and Jane's use of language.

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