1. “In the deep shade, at the further end of the room, a figure ran backwards and forwards. What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not, at first sight, tell: it groveled, seemingly on all fours; it snatched and growled like some strange wild animal: but it was covered with clothing; and a quantity of dark, grizzled hair, wild as a mane, hid its head and face” (CH 26 438).
What did you think when you read this description of Bertha? Knowing that this this Rochester’s wife and that Rochester keeps Bertha locked away in the attic, how does Bertha relate to Jane’s fear of marrying Rochester?
2. “In-doors we agreed equally well. They were both more accomplished and better read than I was: but with eagerness I followed in the path of knowledge they had trodden before me” (CH 30 525).
How does Jane feel equal with Diana and Mary in this chapter? How does this sense of belonging that Jane expresses differ from how she felt when she still lived at Thornfield?
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