] And what makes you think that she regarded the basics of the English class system as something unpleasant? Isn't that a bit anachronistic?
Sorry,I don't follow you JC. What is it you mean is anachronistic?
What I meant to say was that being aware of the stark contrasts
in living conditions in society, Jane must have had some thoughts and feelings about it, right? And she must also have been aware of the ideas of change that had spread even to England after the revolution in France. She might have realised that there was need for some change. But as I said, considering her family background and her situation as a woman, she probably felt quite powerless.
And to avoid an uncomfortble dilemma, we suppress our feelings,we try not to think of it. And that's what she might have done.
That's what I wanted to say. But I'm only guessing of course.