Yes, Jane certainly is no fool
Posted by Mark on December 05, 1997 at 14:04:30:
In response to I agree, written by Constanza on December 05, 1997 at 13:24:29
] If we consider that neither Lizzy nor Darcy can stand fools, it would be strange for them to be friends with Jane (because Jane is not only a sister but a friend as well) and Bingley!
She always wishes to see the good in people, rather than the bad. The best passage that shows this is:
With your good sense, to be honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others! Affectation of candour is common enough; -- one meets it every where. But to be candid without ostentation or design -- to take the good of every body's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad -- belongs to you alone.
Miss Bingley's congratulations to her brother, on his approaching marriage, were all that was affectionate and insincere. She wrote even to Jane on the occasion, to express her delight, and repeat all her former professions of regard. Jane was not deceived, but she was affected; and though feeling no reliance on her, could not help writing her a much kinder answer than she knew was deserved.
Jane always gave people the benefit of the doubt. That makes her the fool only if you consider it foolish.
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