Jane Eyre By Emily Brontë Essay

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        “I was experiencing an ordeal: a hand of fiery iron grasped my vitals. Terrible moment: full of struggle, blackness, burning! Not a human being that ever lived could wish to be loved better than I was loved; and him who thus loved me I absolutely worshipped: and I must renounce love and idol. One drear word comprised my intolerable duty--"Depart!"(p321)
When Jane Eyre, an orphaned teacher at Lowood, seeks out a job as a governess, she is accepted to Thornfield Hall, where she teaches Mr. Rochester’s ward and over time falls for her master.  The two are nearly married but Mr. Rochester’s secret is discovered and she decides to flee Thornfield Hall.  In Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane ...view middle of the document...

”(p277)  Jane keeps a level head around Rochester but he can hardly control himself around her.  He embraces her, sings to her and speaks of her as his fairy and elf.  Rochester is ecstatic at the prospect of his new bride.  He is prepared to spend much money on her seemingly without much consideration.  Indeed he is eager for the wedding and wishes Jane to return his affections equally.
        Once Mr. Rochester’s wife is discovered and the wedding canceled, Jane shuts herself in her room to ponder and grieve.  She never sheds a tear or cries out in her musings.  This is because she is a disciplined woman, not because she did not feel anything.  In fact, she expresses that time as such; “That bitter hour cannot be described: in truth, ‘the waters came into my soul; I sank in deep mire: I felt no standing; I came into deep waters; the floods overflowed me.’”(p301)  Still she listened to reason when she resolved to flee Thornfield instead of giving into her feelings for Rochester....

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