10 quotes about ST JOHN RIVERS Flashcard Example #733

Chapter 32
Speaker: Jane Eyre
Mentioned or related: St. John Rivers
Related themes: Social Class and Social Rules, Gender Roles
Again the surprised expression crossed his face. He had not imagined that a woman would dare to speak so to a man. For me, I felt at home in this sort of discourse. I could never rest in communication with strong, discreet, and refined minds, whether male or female, till I had passed the outworks of conventional reserve, and crossed the threshold of confidence, and won a place by their heart’s very hearthstone.
Chapter 32
Speaker: Jane Eyre
Mentioned or related: St. John Rivers, Rosamond Oliver
Related themes: Love, Family, and Independence, Gender Roles, Religion
St. John, no doubt, would have given the world to follow, recall, retain her, when she thus left him; but he would not give one chance of heaven, nor relinquish, for the elysium of her love, one hope of the true, eternal Paradise.
Chapter 33
Speaker: Jane Eyre
Mentioned or related: St. John Rivers, Diana and Mary Rivers
Related themes: Love, Family, and Independence
I looked at the blank wall: it seemed a sky thick with ascending stars,—every one lit me to a purpose or delight. Those who had saved my life, whom, till this hour, I had loved barrenly, I could now benefit. They were under a yoke,—I could free them: they were scattered,—I could reunite them: the independence, the affluence which was mine, might be theirs too.
Chapter 34
Speaker: Jane Eyre
Mentioned or related: St. John Rivers
Related themes: Love, Family, and Independence, Gender Roles
I found him a very patient, very forbearing, and yet an exacting master … By degrees, he acquired a certain influence over me that took away my liberty of mind … But I did not love my servitude: I wished, many a time, he had continued to neglect me.
Chapter 35
Speaker: Jane Eyre
Mentioned or related: St. John Rivers
Related themes: Love, Family, and Independence, Gender Roles, Feeling vs. Judgment
I broke from St. John, who had followed, and would have detained me. It was my time to assume ascendency. My powers were in play and in force … I mounted to my chamber; locked myself in; fell on my knees; and prayed in my way—a different way to St. John’s, but effective in its own fashion.

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