Jane Eyre Marriage Quotes Flashcard Example #1367

Jane’s dream when she’s a teacher
loving him, being loved by him- all its force and fire.
Charade of a marriage
A ceremony followed, in dumb show, in which it was easy to recognise the pantomime of a marriage. (156)
Rochester’s first name
‘Say, Edward- give me my name- Edward- I will marry you.’ (217)
Jane looking at her reflection after Rochester has proposed to her
I looked at my face in the glass, and felt it was no longer plain: there was hope in its aspect, and life in its colour (219)
Jane feeling like a harlot
the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation (229)
Jane loves him more now that he’s crippled
I love you better now, when I can really be useful to you, than I did in your state of proud independence, when you disdained every part but that of giver and protector. (379)
Complete equality in their marriage
I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am; ever more absolutely bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. (384)
St John’s marriage proposal is empty
‘He pressed his hand firmer on my head, as if he claimed me: he surrounded me with his arm, almost as if he loved me’

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