Jane in retrospect saying that she should have forgiven Mrs Reed
But I ought to forgive you, for you knew not what you did. (16)
Brocklehurst chiding Jane for not liking Psalms.
That proves you have a wicked heart; and you must pray to God to change it: to give you a new and clean one: to take away your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (27)
Brocklehurst being a dick about food
When you put bread and cheese, instead of burnt porridge, into these children’s mouths, you may indeed feed their vile bodies, but you little think how you starve their immortal souls. (53)
Hypocrisy of Brocklehurst family
They were splendidly attired in velvet, silk, and furs. (54)
Hellen Burns saying Jane cares too much about earthly things
Yout think too much of the love of human beings, you are too impulsive, too vehement. (59)
Rochester being a block to Jane’s faith
He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for his creature: of whom I had made an idol. (234).
St John proposing to Jane
A missionary’s wife you must- shall be. You shall be mine: I claim you- not for my pleasure, but for my Sovereign’s service. (343).
Jane’s version of praying
Prayed in my way- a different way to St John’s, but effective in its own fashion. (358)
Comparison of Mr Rochester to a bird
The caged eagle, whose gold-ringed eyes cruelty has extinguished, might look as looked that sightless Samson. (367)
Last words of the novel
“Surely I come quickly! and hourly I more eagerly respond, – “Amen; even so come, Lord Jesus.”
Rochester calling the West Indies Hell
This is the air- those are the sounds of the bottomless pit! … Let me break away, and go home to God! (263)