However, this fire does not melt the ice. Jane suffers in silence at his preference for the other more attractive woman but never expresses her feelings. Madame Pierrot The French instructor at Lowood. He is quiet, if he says anything it is to the point and very clear. It is merely when he meets Jane, a adult female who is intellectually equal to him and morally superior than him and who understands his true nature, that his sensitiveness is revealed.
Suffering from hereditary insanity that had been kept secret from Mr. Brocklehurst, with his cruel lack of Christian compassion, and Jane, with her anger at those who mistreat her. Rochester also helps to define the theme of Jane's search for family. Jane's story begins at the home of her aunt and uncle, where, after her parents' deaths, she is emotionally and physically abused. Rochester's bedchamber, ripping Jane's wedding veil, and causing the fire that destroys Thornfield.
Second, Rochester is a misanthropic Rebel who refuses to accept and give to the orders of society. For caresses, too, I now got grimaces; for a pressure of the hand, a pinch on the arm; for a kiss on the cheek, a severe tweak of the ear. At least, Rochester claims that he gets it: I did wrong: I would have sullied my innocent flower—breathed guilt on its purity: the Omnipotent snatched it from me. Jane helped him mend his lesions and confront with himself. John, and eventually settles on a spirituality of love and connection. He would likely have never revealed himself had Jane not discovered for herself his true identity.
Blanche Ingram The young and beautiful society lady who is Jane's primary romantic rival. Towards the terminal of the novel, Rochester grows and develops from his enduring leting the two characters to travel on and happen felicity together. He is like a statue of snow, with fire burning underneath. When the wedding day approaches, Mason and a lawyer interrupt and say that he can't marry Jane because he is already married to another woman who has gone insane. But, in the end, she and Mr. Rochester has had a life full of struggle and is dissatisfied on the whole.
Introduction Compare and Contrast the Characters of Rochester and St. It is only after Mr. Grace Poole Bertha Mason's keeper at Thornfield. Ironically, when Jane finally does agree to marry Rochester after having gained her independence, the fire Bertha set to Thornfield has blinded him. While Rochester is described in terms of fire and flames, St.
Briggs is also instrumental in giving Jane her proper inheritance after her uncle dies. Byronic heros are sexual predators, 'mad, bad and dangerous to know'. Blanche's comments about governesses during her visit to Thornfield are particularly upsetting to Jane and demonstrate the popular beliefs about governesses during Charlotte Bronte's time. Although he has traveled to India to fulfill his Christian duty, Bronte still gives the impression that St. Oliver is the wealthiest man in Morton and attempts to use his wealth for the benefit of the town, particularly in terms of helping St.
Brocklehurst's charges that she is a liar. Jane refuses to become Mr. Reed promise to raise Jane as one of her own, but Mrs. John is ready for a marriage without love, but obviously this is not acceptable to Jane. He rejects the flirtatious advances of Rosamond Oliver even though he himself is drawn towards her. In fact, that is only a singular branch of his larger lie: that of his status as a bachelor.
Rochester was born into a wealthy family, of high rank. With each lie, each omission, Rochester masterfully crafts the reality he desires, willfully neglecting to consider the consequences of this manipulation on Jane. He has a bad and unpredictable temper, acts excessively jealous and possessive by attempting to buy her expensive clothes and jewelry she explicitly informs him she does not want as a means of claiming her as his own, he controls her access to money the first time she leaves Thornfield to visit her ailing aunt, first giving her an excess of money so she feels obliged to return then keeping part of her wages when she refuses to take the extra money. Rochester regrets his former libertinism and lustfulness; nevertheless, he has proven himself to be weaker in many ways than Jane. Brocklehurst and strives to treat the students at Lowood with as much compassion as possible, even providing them with extra bread and cheese to supplement their meager meals. Secondly, she possesses a great deal of self-knowledge. When Helen dies, Jane absorbs the lesson that the meek shall not inherit the earth.
When he later learns of Mr. Rochester is clearly presented as Jane's superior in intellect and worldly knowledge, the revelation of his marriage to the insane Bertha Mason demonstrates that Jane possesses the moral and ethical superiority in the relationship. Lose control and ravish or even rape her? You gifted with the power of pleasing him? John Rivers is Jane's discovered missionary cousin. Jane Eyre The protagonist of the novel, Jane struggles and her journey ultimately reveal themes such as the dangers of repressing emotions, the confining nature of Victorian social classes, and the necessity of the balance when dealing with extremes. Rochester is a famous and somewhat controversial character. Robert Leaven The coachman at Gateshead and Bessie's husband.