I tend to agree with you stacia
Posted by Nora on September 26, 1997 at 18:59:21:
In response to Mrs Reed & punishment, written by stacia on September 26, 1997 at 10:43:46
I do believe that she was afraid of Jane Eyre. It's true what they say that the people whom you act the most malicious to, is indeed the ones whom you are afraid or jealous of. I think that Mrs. Reed is jealous that her late husband loved Jane more than his own children, and demanded that his estate pay for the young Eyre to be brought up the way he wanted. I think that Mrs. Reed was angry that the money "wasted" on Jane could have gone to spoil her own little swines. I also believe that Mr. Reed must have let her know that he wore the pants in the family (if you know what I mean), and that she was to obey him. I think that however faithful she is, she believes that he still is watching her, and it scares her. Otherwise, if she didn't still have her husband's control on her, there was nothing stopping her from tossing poor Jane into the street.
This is all IMHO :)
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