And in response to the doctor's query that she wouldn't like them even if they were kind, Jane says that she cannot imagine that anyone poor would be kind. In addition to being bored and lonely, Jane is also contending at least mentally with her society's confining view of women. After a long journey of over a hundred miles, the carriage stops. Miss Oliver serves as the first example in the novel of someone who is rich, beauty, and good-natured everyone else has only one or two of the qualities. Jane often retreats to the window-seat in the drawing-room, to escape in the fantasy of words and pictures in books.
She looks through the windows and sees two young ladies, Diana and Mary, and their elderly servant, Hannah. Finally, he met Jane and instantly knew that she was the one for him. Rochester returns inside, and Jane approaches the house. I could not answer the ceaseless inward question-- why I thus suffered; now at the distance of--I will not say how many years, I see it clearly. Rochester was overwhelmed by her beauty and promptly agreed to the marriage. Then they leave Jane, locking the door behind. At two o'clock one morning, Jane hears a demoniac laugh outside of her bedroom door and the sound of fingers brushing against the panels.
Jane provides a prototype of the proper English woman, who is frank, sincere, and lacking in personal vanity. Finding Jane a good listener, Rochester speaks to her as freely as if he were writing his thoughts in a diary. It is obvious she is alone, left without anyone to talk to or confide in. Reed has little love for Jane and sees her as an intruder in her world. The Reeds are out in the carriage, and Bessie tidies up the nursery while kindly talking to Jane. John and Miss Oliver are in love, but she is unable to see how love fits into St.
How long would she be locked in the red-room? She sat by the windows with drapes pulled about her while thinking of melancholy places. She is still bleeding, but John's abuse was overlooked because Jane tried to fight him off of her. Lloyd requests a meeting with Ms. It's name in itself sends the message that perhaps it is in connection with death solely because of the color red. Yet in what darkness, what dense ignorance, was the mental battle fought! Reed: his mother and Jane's aunt.
John is similar to Jane in that he is unwilling to give up his independence for love. The Rivers siblings are in the midst of financial difficulties themselves, but Jane is still inferior to them in terms of her economic stability. Jane feels a great relief and freedom from having spoken. Jane introduces us to the interior of the red-room, a spare chamber with a large, looming mahogany bed, red decorations and drapes, and the chill of the white drawn windows, a wide mirror. Not even their two servants know about it.
Jane's mother was disowned because she married beneath her class, and after a year of marriage both parents caught the typhus fever in the curacy where Jane's father worked. Jane goes to bed next to Miss Miller in the dormitory. Jane identifies with the images of bleak landscapes that the book inspires in her mind. Jane is completely flummoxed and a little alarmed. Jane remains in bed the following day, and Bessie sings her a song. Rochester's father and brother died, leaving him with their fortune. Mother did it like this, didn't she, Sir? Reed speak ill of her, she screams over the banister that the Reed children are unfit to talk to her.
When he catches her hand, he takes her in his arms, and she promises never to leave him. Jane finally erupts, and the two cousins fight. Sir, I thank you a million times for your generosity. Following in the mold of the kindly Miss Temple, she resolves to help her students who, while not orphans, are poor and largely uneducated. Jane cries out in terror, but her aunt believes that she is just trying to escape her punishment, and she ignores her pleas. Despairing of his life, Mr.
Jane reprimands Hannah for passing judgment on her for her poverty, and Hannah apologizes. John finally opens up to Jane and tells her that a year ago he was unhappy as a priest and was looking for a more exciting lifestyle. Jane feels a great relief and freedom from having spoken. Jane writes that she is narrating her story after ten years of marriage to Rochester, which she describes as inexpressibly blissful. Rochester discovered Bertha's mother was in an insane asylum, while her younger brother was a mute idiot.
Click it to see your results. These books depicted remote, desolate landscapes, crumbling ruins, and supernatural events, all of which were designed to create a sense of psychological suspense and horror. Lloyd takes the opportunity to have a more honest discussion about Jane's uphappy nerves without Bessie's overhearing. She is told that she is wanted in the drawing-room. Summary At first, Jane sees little of Rochester. John as a young, handsome, good and intelligent man, which stings Rochester's ego.