Pride and Prejudice

Does Jane represent a new type of female (one who is liberated in many respects)?

Or is she simply fulfilling their roles as objects of desire, meant to do as men require of them?

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No Jane is not liberated in the way Elizabeth is. Jane is kind hearted and selfless. Her good nature does result in a level of naiveté, especially when it comes to recognizing the wickedness of others. Her sweetness leaves her vulnerable to injury from insincere friends like Caroline Bingley. A rather static character, Jane remains a model of virtue throughout the novel but certainly not self-aware and gender-aware like her sister.