Jane and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice
Friendship Type: The "I Got Your Back" Sisterhood
Unofficial Pride and Prejudice subtitle: Single People Looking for Spouses at Balls. In the midst of all the intrigue and dancing and husband-pursuing, the relationship that really stands out in this book is between Jane and Elizabeth. They admire one other, root for one other, and would clearly poke out someone’s eyes with a brooch to protect one other. Jane celebrates her sister's cleverness and wit, and Elizabeth praises her sister's kindness. Their affection for one another sees them through troubles caused by despicable Wickhams, proposals from cousins, and the oppressive yoke of 19th century gender roles. Don’t mess with these Bennett sisters. Maybe go for Lydia instead.