so expressive of sensibility and sweetness

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so expressive of sensibility and sweetness

The description of Elizabeth, needless to say, is taken from stock; but it is likewise defining of her later personality. For the many critics troubled by the way women are portrayed in this novel, her stereotypical femininity, composed of a sweet temper and refined imaginativeness, gives her no role to play in a male-dominated culture but that of a potential victim of its dynamics.