On being content
Posted by Lynn on September 30, 1997 at 13:46:52:
In response to Restless Jane..., written by Luisa on September 30, 1997 at 13:25:46
] ] It's neat how, before Mr R arrives, Jane is feeling content but in need of some meeting of minds. She reflects on being fond of Mrs Fairfax and Adele in a limited way, and clues us in on her capacity for a full-throttle love.
] I particularly like that part. It seems so touching somehow, cause we (at least, I) know how she feels. Thankful, but restless. And I also like the part when she delays her entrance into the house, lingering in the garden (or something). Itīs just so understandable!...
Yes! It makes me question my own capacity to be content. If I get the house and have the baby, will I be content? Now that Jane has the job, the big house to live in, a comfortable position, can she be content? Probably not - she is restless already, longing for some intellectual stimulation.
How long could she have been happy there if there had been no Mr. Rochester?
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