Posted by AnneM on September 30, 1997 at 14:00:21:
In response to Mistress/Wife, written by Cheryl on September 30, 1997 at 12:53:01
] ] Besides, Jane survived years at Gateshead and Lowood, marrige to Rochester can't be a harder trial.
(Throw Bertha from the boat! Wonder how tempting that was?)
I agree they would not have been happy had they run off together. Afterall one reason they are so happy in their ten years of married life were due to the fire/tragedy and his physical injuries, which led to serious introspection on his part. The time apart helped Jane grow into a woman, they became more equal.
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