Pride and Prejudice



Jane—Jane is a sweet-tempered, beautiful girl who hates to think ill of anyone. Unlike Elizabeth, Jane prefers to abstain from judgment until she has been given an opportunity to explore all facets of an issue. She illustrates the impossibility of loving without making oneself vulnerable: She tries to withhold all excesses of affection and, in doing so, fails to make her affection at all clear, thus allowing Bingley to slip away.

Jane is counted on to watch the Gardiners’ children while Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner take Elizabeth on a tour of the country. Her sweetness makes her the perfect guardian and does not allow her to imagine any evil of anyone. Even after Lydia’s disappearance with Wickham, Jane refuses to think the worst.

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