Who are characters Elizabeth misjudges in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice besides Mr. Darcy and Mr. Wickham?
In Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, one character Elizabeth is guilty of misjudging is her own sister, Jane. Elizabeth sees Jane as being far too naive, far too gullible, and far too willing to like all people while ignoring their faults. In contrast, Elizabeth takes pride in her own ability to judge others correctly. Ironically, though Jane does make some wrongful judgements that hurt her, Jane's judgements of Darcy and Wickham prove to be the correct ones, and Elizabeth feels ashamed of herself when she realizes this.
We see Elizabeth assert her belief that Jane is gullible and naive in a private conversation the two sisters have in Chapter 4, just after the Meryton assembly. It is at the Meryton assembly that the sisters first meet Mr. Bingley, his sisters, and his friend Mr. Darcy . Elizabeth had noted that Mr. Bingley was a "very agreeable person" but that his sisters weren't at all like him; they were instead arrogant, snobbish, and rude. During the conversation, Elizabeth points out that Jane...
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