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by Jane Austen

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Describe the relationships between the Bennet sisters in Pride and Prejudice.  

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Jane and Elizabeth, the two eldest sisters, really seem to take care of one another. Elizabeth is protective of Jane— consider her anger when Colonel Fitzwilliam told her of Darcy's victory in separating Bingley from an unknown lady to whom he apparently had "very strong objections." Jane is always there to provide not just a shoulder or a sounding board for Elizabeth, but also her kindness and willingness to see the good in others. These qualities can help to soften Elizabeth's tendency to believe the worst. Jane and Elizabeth are different many ways, to be sure, but they are similar in the ways that make them good companions for one another. They are also both recognized by their father as the best of the five.

Lydia and Kitty , the two youngest sisters, are like two peas in a pod. They are both ridiculous, like their mother, and they are overly concerned with balls and officers and bonnets and gossip. They are much more alike than they are different; though in the end, Lydia is, as Elizabeth...

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