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Written by Chandra S
(1/12/2004 10:24 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, How easily does Jane fall in love?, penned by Jane C
I truly think that Lizzy is only needling Jane about her tendancy to think highly of anyone and everyone she meets. A few sentences on she is asking about how well Jane likes Bingley's sisters. Nowhere is it implied that Jane and Bingley were in "love at first sight" - it is not until Chapter Six that Lizzy becomes even reasonably certain that Jane was "yielding to the preference" and was "in a way to be very much in love" and this was after it is implied that they have met several times.
No, all my impressions of Jane are that she is very sensible and thoughtful, and not likely to succumb to any violent rush of emotion. In a way, her love runs the course that Charlotte suggests regarding Bingley - a slight preference, which doesn't come to anything more until she has reason to feel secure that he regards her highly as well.
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