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Read the following passage carefully and then answer the question below: “On this arm, I have neither hand nor nails,” he said, drawing the mutilated limb from his breast, and showing it to me. “It is a mere stump— a ghastly sight! Don’t you think so, Jane?” “It is a pity to see it; and a pity to see your eyes— and the scar of fire on your forehead: and the worst of it is, one is in danger of loving you too well for all this; and making too much of you” “I thought you would be revolted, Jane, when you saw my arm and my cicatrized visage.” “Did you? Don’t tell me so— lest I should say something disparaging to your judgment. Now, let me leave you an instant, to make a better fire, and have the hearth swept up. Can you tell when there is a good fire?” “Yes; with the right eye I can see a glow—a ruddy haze.” “And you see the candle?” “Very dimly—each is a luminous cloud.” “Can you see me?” “No, my fairy; but I am only too thankful to hear and feel you.” (Chapter XXXVII) Analyze this passage in an essay. What is the significance of Jane’s response to Rochester’s wounds? How do his wounds and Jane’ s response to them evoke the broader issues that the text explores, including gender, race, and class? When constructing your answer, remember to use incidents from earlier in the novel to explain why the book ends with the reunion of this unusual couple.
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