Visiting Jane Eyre

October 19, 2012
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I read an exquisite passage this morning. Jane and Rochester are sitting in the orchard at dawn after the ghastly night of Mason being bitten and mauled. Jane doesn’t yet know the deep secret and Rochester is desperate to keep that truth from her. His life teeters at the edge of disaster. Bronte presents this dilemma by having Jane and Rochester speak about Thornfield Hall.

He said, “That house is a mere dungeon; don’t you feel it so?”
“It seems to me a splendid mansion, sir.”
“The glamour ...

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