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retains her beauty, and the house is just as Jane remembers it. A striking difference between the two at this period in time is how they interact with Georgiana's sick mother. While Jane spends time to converse with a barely sane Mrs. Reed, Georgiana can barely allow five minutes a day for her own mother. Instead, she focuses on the trifling gaieties of life, shunning all gloomy thoughts that threaten to encompass her. When constantly hearing Georgiana's reminisces of better times,Eliza sums up her sister's essence: "you must be admired, you must be courted, you must be flattered - you must have music, dancing, and society - or you languish away" (351). Jane's characteristics can be seen through the contrasting actions of her and Georgiana. She is seen as respectful enough to heed to her aunt's wish to see her again, and calm and collected when talking to her in her delirium. As a foil to Jane in both childhood and womanhood, Georgiana continues to bring out Jane's character as a foil until their final departure.
Another foil the reader encounters in Jane Eyre is that of Blanche Ingram. Like Georgiana Reed, Miss Ingram has a stunning beauty that contrasts to Jane's simple physical appearance. She uses this to her advantage, flaunting her good looks and graceful style to enticeMr. Rochester. Her ostentatious nature greatly differs from Jane's demure mien. Jane would rathersit undetected in a small corner, whereas Miss Ingram can be found flittering about to draw