Jane Eyre- Archetypal Image homework - Cristina Cristea Professor Jordine Logan AIID 201-07 18 October 2011 Archetypal Images D Jane although usually a

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Cristina Cristea Professor Jordine Logan AIID 201-07 18 October 2011 Archetypal Images D. Jane, although usually a strong character, seeks the need for approval from society or those she admires. Jane deeply loves Rochester, yet she refuses their union because he is currently married and the world would think of her as his mistress. Not wanting to wear that stigma, Jane left behind the man she loved and a world of comfort. While living in the Moor house, Jane finds herself under the influence of Mr. St. John Rivers- she recalls, “I daily wished more to please him; but to do so, I felt daily more and more that I must disown half my nature, stifle half my faculties, wrest my tastes from their original bent, force myself to the adoption of pursuits for which I had no natural vocation” (307). To live life alongside St. John would be to live miserably and loveless. Jane’s transformation comes in the form of her realization that she must please herself instead of pleasing others. In her refusal to take St. John as her husband, Jane reaches a level of maturity in

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