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"What is the PRIMARY purpose of the following exchange between Bessie and Miss Abbot?

Bessie, when she heard this narrative, sighed and said:

Poor Miss Jane is to be pitied, too, Abbot.

Yes, responded Abbot;

if she were a nice, pretty child, one might compassionate her forlornness; but one really cannot care for such a little toad as that.

"Not a great deal, to be sure," agreed Bessie: "at any rate, a beauty like Miss Georgiana would be more moving in the same condition."

"Yes, I doat on Miss Georgiana!" cried the fervent Abbot. Little darling! With her long curls and her blue eyes, and such a sweet colour as she has; just as if she were painted! Bessie, I could fancy a Welsh rabbit for supper.

"So could I with a roast onion. Come, we'll go down." They went.

A

To showcase Jane's true nature by revealing how others feel about her.

B

To demonstrate that Bessie and Miss Abbot are just as important to the novel's plot as Jane.

C

To demonstrate that Jane is a heroine with the odds stacked against her.

D

To show how significant Mrs. Reed's influence is on her staff.

E

To reveal standards of beauty during the Victorian era.

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