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His chest heaved once, as if his large heart, weary of despotic constriction, had expanded, despite the will, and made a vigorous bound for attainment of liberty. But he curbed it, I think, as a resolute rider would curb a rearing steed. He responded neither by word nor movement to the gentle advances made him.” Rochester-pg 315: “You are my sympathy—my better self—my good angel. I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wraps my existence about you, and kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
PATRIARCHAL OPPRESSIONBrocklehurst-pg 62: “Madam, allow me an instant. You are aware that my plan in bringing up these girls is, not to accustom them to habits of luxury and indulgence, but to render them hardy, patient, self-denying.” -pg 63-64: “’Julia’s hair curls naturally,’ returned Miss Temple still more quietly. ‘Naturally! Yes, but we are not to conform to nature. I wish these girls to be the children of Grace.” -pg 64: “Mr Brocklehurst was here interrupted: three other visitors, ladies, now entered the room. They ought to have come a little sooner to have heard his lecture on dress, for they were splendidly attired in velvet, silk and furs… and she wore a false front of French curls.” John Reed-pg 11: “The volume was flung, it hit me and I fell, striking my head against the door and cutting it”Rochester-pg 309: “Glad was I when I at last got her to Thornfield, and saw her safely lodged in that third-storey room, of whose secret inner cabinet she has now for ten years made a wild beast’s den—a goblin’s cell. ”St John-pg 419: “’My prayers are heard!’ ejaculated St John. He pressed his hand firmer on my head, as if he claimed me: he surrounded me with his arm, almostas if he loved me”
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMENNotions of Power, Dependence, Equality and CompatibilityJane’s Relationship with Rochester vs Jane’s Relationship with St John
NOTIONS OF POWER, DEPENDENCE, EQUALITY AND COMPATIBILITY-pg 115: “’Excuse me,’ he continued; ‘necessity compels me to make you useful.’ He laid a heavy hand on my shoulder, and, leaning on me with some stress, limped to his horse”, “My help has been needed and claimed; I had given it: I was pleased to have done something; trivial, transitory though the deed was, it was yet an active thing, and I was weary of an existence all passive.”(POWER AND DEPENDENCE)-pg 133: “I claim only such superiority as must result from twenty years’ difference in age and a century advance in experience”, “Then, in the first place, do you agree with me that I have a right to be a little masterful, abrupt, perhaps exacting, sometimes, on the grounds I stated, namely, that I am old enough to be your father, and that I have battled through a varied experience with many men of many nations, ad roamed over half the globe, while you have quietly lived with one set of people in one house.” (POWER)