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Jane Eyre study questions part 4

Jane Eyre study questions part 4 - in'as if I had been...

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GNED 1300-4 Women in Victorian Society Jane Eyre Study/Discussion Questions Part 4 1) Describe Jane's life at Moor House. Why is this section important to her growth? How do Jane's experiences at Moorhouse offer a complete contrast to her experiences at Thornfield? 2) How does St. John act as a foil for Rochester? 3) How may the proposal of St. John Rivers be paralleled to the proposal of Rochester? 4) Trace how Jane's feelings towards Rochester change and develop in the following episodes from the novel: a. at her first meeting on the road b. at the interview when he examines her paintings c. from his behavior at the house party d. at his later disclosures of his "sinful" past e. on the night of the fire 5) The importance of fire imagery throughout the novel is evident. For example,
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Unformatted text preview: in ''as if I had been wandering amongst volcanic-looking hills, and had suddenly felt the ground quiver" (Ch. 18) we have an image that suggests one of the novel's major themes. How does Brontë employ fire both literally and figuratively in the Thornfield section? 6) Why can Jane find happiness with Rochester now? Explain the importance of each of the following to Jane: a. Rochester's freedom from a wife b. Rochester's injuries c. Jane's inheritance d. Jane's discovery of a family at Moor House e. Jane's knowledge of her own self 7) What considerations -- other than the proverbial happy ending -- do you suspect provoked Charlotte Brontë to restore Rochester's sight at the end of the Ferndean section of the novel?...
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