Georgiana, a more vain and absurd animal than you was certainly never allowed to cumber the earth. You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person’s strength: if no one can be found willing to burden her or himself with such a fat, weak, puffy, useless thing, you cry out that you are ill-treated, neglected, miserable.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 21. Eliza Reed says this to her sister Georgiana. Jane’s two cousins have grown up into two very different kinds of people since she last saw them as children. Eliza is tall, stern, repressed and religious. Georgiana is buxum, beautiful, lazy and vain. The sisters despise each other and are very unpleasant people.