Still she rejects his proposal and leaves but does

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his wife. Still she rejects his proposal and leaves, but does she leave because of God, or another reason. The novel, narrated by Jane, shows a less than flattering side of organized religion. The two representatives of the Cloth are Mr. Brokelhurst and St. John Rivers. Both are unloving and cold. The school Jane attended was under the iron clad rule of Brokelhurst. He demanded the girls of his school be prepared for a life of hardship and misery. St. John wanted not to be loved by another, but to serve God. He rejected the love of another, and his love for her in favor of serving God as a missionary. He asks if Jane will marry him and go to India, but offers a loveless marriage. He says the only thing he wants is a wife and becomes nearly violent when Jane does not accept his offer. The depiction of these two members of the Church in the novel may show that Jane does not respect the stringent ways of organized religion. Many
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people she hated held God in high regard and thought themselves to be quite pious and religious, most notably Mrs. Reed. Mrs. Reed, Jane’s former guardian, constantly warned Jane about the wrath of God and called her a wicked girl with great frequency. She threatened Jane with
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