Quick Index Board Index Home FAQ Site Map
|Chapter 21: Elizabeth's concern for Jane
Written by kathleen (elder)
(1/25/2004 9:33 a.m.)
Elizabeth saw her sister's countenance change as she read it, and saw her dwelling intently on some particular passages. Jane recollected herself soon, and putting the letter away, tried to join with her usual cheerfulness in the general conversation; but Elizabeth felt an anxiety on the subject, which drew off her attention even from Wickham
Elizabeth and Jane were very close, and Elizabeth was able to see that Jane was upset even before she knew what the letter said (or even, for sure, who wrote it). This little detail almost makes me wish I had a sister. :-)
I also love how the narrator gives us the information that Elizabeth was so concerned about Jane that she stopped paying as much attention to Wickham -- for a young woman who had been so happy to have Wickham paying her such a compliment as to single her out from the other young ladies, that speaks very highly of her affection and concern for Jane.
Groupread is maintained by Myretta with WebBBS 3.21.