Sacrifice In Jane Eyre

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Jane arrives at Ferndean later that evening. She knocks at the door, and John’s wife, Mary answers. Mary is surprised to see Jane, but nonetheless welcomes her. Thereafter, Jane brings Mr. Rochester a tray of water. When he discovers she is not Mary, he demands to know who she is. Jane holds his hand, and he immediately recognizes her. He is amazed that she is not dead, and Jane informs him that she is now rich. She tells Mr. Rochester that, if he wants her to, she will build a house next to his, and become his nurse and housekeeper. In the morning, Mr. Rochester reveals to Jane he fears she has suffered much in the past year. Jane begins relating everything to him. She does not mention that she starved for three days, and tries to make her experience seem more bearable than it really was .She tells him about Moor House, and often mentions John. Mr. Rochester asks Jane if she likes John, and Jane replies that he was a good man whom she could not help liking. Jane suspects Mr. Rochester is jealous. He pesters her with questions about John, and then finds out that John intended to take Jane to India with him. Mr. Rochester realizes that Jane, too, wishes to marry John, and lets her know…show more content…
What do I sacrifice? Famine for food, expectation for convent to be privileged to put my arms round what I value-to press my lips to what I love-to repose on what I trust: Is that to make a sacrifice? If so, then certainly I delight in sacrifice.”’ Mr. Rochester later outlines a strange event that occurred to him earlier in the week. He was sitting alone in his room, and suddenly longed to be with Jane. He asked God to let him ‘taste bliss and peace once more.’ Out of nowhere, he began chanting “Jane, Jane, Jane!” and a voice replied “I am coming: wait for me.” Mr. Rochester assumes that Jane and he must have been conversing in spirit. Jane remembers thinking Mr. Rochester was calling her name on Monday at midnight....the exact same time he really had been calling
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