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DUALISM 1. The condition or state of being dual or consisting of two parts; two-fold division; duality. (Oxford EnglishDictionary) 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)  Jane Eyre’s mirroring (reflections and seeing herself [Jane]) · [John Reed] “Now I'll teach you to rummage my book-shelves: for they aremine; 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