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|Ch.6: Wordless information gathering
Written by Line
(4/10/2013 8:37 p.m.)
(The Bingley sisters') kindness to Jane, such as it was, had a value as arising in all probability from the influence of their brother's admiration. It was generally evident whenever they met, that he did admire her; and to (Elizabeth) it was equally evident that Jane was yielding to the preference which she had begun to entertain for him from the first, and was in a way to be very much in love; but she considered with pleasure that it was not likely to be discovered by the world in general.
So, here Elizabeth deduces that Bingley admires Jane and that the Bingley sisters' friendliness towards Jane has been influenced, if not caused, by their brother's admiration. How does she deduce this cause for their friendliness? (Bingley's admiration would be easier to spot, IMO.)
She also deduces that Jane is definitely falling in love, but that's not so surprising, since she presumably knows her sister well.
However, later we are told that she has no clue that Darcy is starting to become very interested in her, assuming that he still feels the same way he did on the night of the Meryton Assembly.
Assuming that Elizabeth is right about the first three, that's three to zero for Elizabeth in this chapter.
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