Rochester's treatment of Jane
Posted by Mary on September 29, 1997 at 15:30:52:
In response to J&R's first meetings, written by Cheryl on September 29, 1997 at 13:33:25
It has been at least 20 years since I first read JE, but my recollections of the story when I first picked up the book for this reading were of Rochester as a romantic hero. It was hard to feel much sympathy for him on this reading, until Chapter 27 where he explains his story to Jane.
I got the distinct impression that she expected whatever treatment she received from anyone. It shows the strength of her character and her capacity to love that she was able to look beyond his treatment of her to the man inside.
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