Everybody knows you are the most selfish, heartless creature in existence: and I know your spiteful hatred towards me.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 21. Georgiana Reed responds to her sister Eliza’s tirade against her. She calls Eliza heartless and spiteful, accusing her of sabotaging Georgiana’s plans to marry Lord Edwin Vere out of jealousy. “You could not bear me to be raised above you, to have a title, to be received into circles where you dare not show your face,” Georgiana tells her.