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|Jane also has good breeding...
Written by Lila
(6/17/2007 11:29 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Where did that good breeding come from?, penned by Kathi
Chapter 52 " Jane's delicate sense of honor would not allow her to speak to Elizabeth privately of what Lydia has let fall..." This is after Lydia accidentally spilled the beans that Darcy was at their wedding. This is just one example of Jane's superb sense of propriety. Was Jane a great reader? We we know that Elizabeth was an avid reader, and we also know that she was an observer... but what about Jane? How did she develop her good breeding? Both she and Jane would cringe at their mother's faux pas and thoughtless, and for lack of a better word, silly declarations..
I attribute Elizabeth's good sense to her intelligence and her love of books and observation of those around her, but I don't think the same applies to Jane. Do you think that Elizabeth was responsible for Jane's good breeding and sense of propriety? They were very close after all. Do you think Jane's breeding could be due to Elizabeth's influence?
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