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|Elizabeth's motive for going
Written by Michelle Angelica
(4/10/2013 6:35 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Chapter 7. She went where? why?, penned by mikeB in Japan
It says in the chapter that the carriage is not to be had, and that Elizabeth was "really anxious". I am always moved by the tender love between these sisters... I think Elizabeth is probably also concerned about Jane's feelings and general comfort - it must be terrible to be stuck at an unfamiliar house when one is so vulnerable. I wouldn't feel very brave having to face the superior sisters while my face was red and sweaty with fever or to know that I am a burden to the man I am attracted to, even if he is very ready to help. Jane may also be concerned about what the neighbourhood is thinking (even though the sisters of course make it ok for Jane to stay, having Elizabeth around will be a relief from a moral perspective too.) It is Jane, who presses Elizabeth to stay, so I think we see here that she depends very much on her younger sister for support.
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