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Written by Moni
(5/20/2007 4:32 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Quote Chapter 24, penned by Carolyn
***"...It is very often nothing but our own vanity that deceives us. Woman fancy admiration means more than it does."***
From my understanding of this, Jane seems to be saying she "read" more into Bingley's actions than he intended. And she excuses him to her sister, and sets him up high as not having fault of any kind. Because of this, she says the fault must be on her side, for thinking his consistent, public and demonstrative, even caring, attentions toward her were genuine. Instead she decides they were kind of imaginary or perhaps exaggerated, on her part, or more generally on the part of all women. She seems to say her own "vanity" had deceived her, which seems to fly in the face of being so angelic as she clearly is, in a sense. IMO Jane has such a mild character, she could never indulge purposefully into vanity. Any thoughts?
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