Jane Eyre Lecture Notes - DUALISM 1 The condition or state of being dual or consisting of two parts two-fold division duality(Oxford English

Jane Eyre Lecture Notes - DUALISM 1 The condition or state...

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DUALISM 1. The condition or state of being dual or consisting of two parts; two-fold division; duality. ( Oxford English Dictionary) [1] Literal Pairings [ re. two wives ] “It simply consists in the existence of a previous marriage: Mr. Rochester has a wife now living.”(Chap 26; p. 289) [ re. Bertha Mason ]”[Bertha is] Jane’s truest and darkest double . . . the ferocious secret self Jane has been trying to repress.” (Gilbert and Gugar, p. 360) [re. Amy and Louisa Eshton ] Both sisters were as fair as lilies .” (Chap 17; p. 171) [ re. Blanche and Mary Ingram ] “Blanche and Mary were of equal stature,---straight and tall as poplars.” (Chap 17; p. 172) [ re. Eshtons ] “ Amy and Louisa return to your nests like a pair of doves , as you are.” (Chap 20; p. 207) [ re. Georgiana and Eliza Reed ] “In each of the sisters there was one trait of the mother--- and only one.” (Chap 21; p. 228) [ re. Diana and Mary Rivers ] “ Both were fair complexioned and slenderly made; both possessed faces full of distinction and intelligence .” (Chap 28; p. 334) [ re. Grace Poole and Bertha Mason ] “Good - morrow, Mrs. Poole!” said Mr. Rochester. “How are you? and how is your charge to- day?” “We’re tolerable, sir, I thank you,” replied Grace, lifting the boiling mess carefully on to the hob: “rather snappish, but not ’rageous.” (Chap 26; p. 293) [2] Jane Eyre’s mirroring (reflections and seeing herself [Jane]) · [ John Reed ] Now I'll teach you to rummage my book-shelves: for they are mine; all the house belongs to me, or will do in a few years. Go and stand by the door, out of the way of the mirror