St John is loathsome...
Posted by Luisa on October 07, 1997 at 09:02:25:
In response to Scary St. John and . . ., written by Anne P on October 07, 1997 at 07:46:19
But after it is all over, Jane lays no blame, she finds no fault in his behaviour towards her, even though she says that he is killing her...
When I first read Jane Eyre I was both fascinated and horrified with the degree of psychological violence St John makes use of against Jane. He`s a religious bully. IMO, he´s no better than Brocklehurst. The represent religion at its worst.
] What frightens me are the women who give in to guys like St. John. For whatever reason, they give what's best in themselves up because they are persuaded to (Like Rochester and St. John try to do) or worse, because they "love" him.
Jane was saved by her destiny I guess. The fact that she hears Rochester calling her is what saves her. I couldn`t bear the thought of her going to India with St John. For me, it would be the total destruction of everything I love in Jane´s character and, consequently, the novel.
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