Why Is Elizabeth Bennet Considered A Sister?

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Elizabeth was unlike other girls of her time. She was definitely someone who followed her heart rather than her mind, her mind meaning the social standards of the time. This quote above is someone else describing her and at the time of the quote, Elizabeth's sister Jane was very sick away from home. Elizabeth travelled miles by foot in the rain to reach Jane, which brought up much criticism in other ladies staying at the Bingley house. In modern times however, Elizabeth would have been considered a sister who went above and beyond, one who has a close tie with family. Elizabeth Bennet broke her own confliction between society’s expectations of a woman and her own personal desires of seeing her bed-ridden sister (Austen).
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