For her own good?
Posted by Amy on September 30, 1997 at 15:47:05:
In response to Trick Jane, written by Luisa on September 30, 1997 at 13:02:05
] ] Why did he really think he had to do that? Did he really doubt her affections for him that much?
] wanted to trick her into revealing those well hidden feelings.
Whatever the reason, I think the whole deal drags out too long. I didn't get really anger with Rochester until he took off and made Jane wallow in it all. And I must say I do get a little weary of Bronte's prolonged teasing about a lot of things. Out with it already!
One more possible motive. Earlier, in the scene just before he spills the story of the Celine affair, Rochester remarks that Jane has probably never felt the sting of jealousy. Could he have wanted to "educate" her? That would be truly awful.
There's another little thing I dislike about Rochester: his habit of calling Adele "it" rather than "she." I can't stand it when people do that with little babies -- and occasionally even my cats! But for a child that age, it seems especially cold and mean.
Now, let me try to think why it is I still like this guy...
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