Rochester takes a nose dive
Posted by Cassie M. on September 29, 1997 at 17:11:13:
In response to J&R's first meetings, written by Cheryl on September 29, 1997 at 13:33:25
It was almost 20 years ago also when I first read this, but I did not really resent Rochester when he first meets Jane. When he took the fall from his horse, my first reaction was, "How embarrassing!" So I took his abrasiveness to mean embarrassment that he was forced to accept the help of a stranger and a woman (for that time anyway).
I do remember thinking Jane was being too nice to him. I probably would have marched off and left him after he barked the first time. I guess it's good that I was not a governess in them days!
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