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Written by Erica M.
(8/19/2013 11:22 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Re-reading Jane Eyre:Hypocritical Rochester? (spoilers) (longish), penned by Karon
I personally don't see much of a difference in how each responds to Adele. Both respond because of what Adele represents-a past lover, although on Rochester's part there is added a feeling of betrayal. I will say that Rochester's dislike of Blanche is probably more due to how she treated Jane than how she treated Adele.
On the other hand, Rochester had many faults and hypocrisies (he too is rather supercilious toward Jane at times, even when he is in love with her) that he had to work through before he became truly worthy of Jane. It's been a while since I read the book, but I think after the fire he behaved much kinder toward Adele as well, so I think his hypocrisy and overcoming it was part of his character development. :-)
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