It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennet are two of literature's most beloved characters. Jane Eyre, eponymous heroine of Charlotte Brontë's novel, is an orphan who survives deprivation and abuse to become a governess for the mysterious Rochester. Elizabeth Bennet of "Pride and Prejudice" is born to the upper classes, but is one of five sisters with paltry inheritances. Both characters are self-reliant, feisty, and independent—but who is the best heroine?⚜️
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