1. “One does not jump, and spring and shout hurrah! at hearing one has got a fortune; one begins to consider responsibilities and ponder business; on a base of steady satisfaction rise certain grave cares, and we contain ourselves, and brood over our bliss with solemn brow” (383).
Why does Jane not “spring and shout hurrah” at the news of her received fortune?
2. “‘There I, humble as I am, can give you the aid you want: I can set you your task from hour to hour; stand by you always; help you from moment to moment. This I could do in the beginning: soon (for I know your powers) you would be as strong and apt as myself, and would not require my help'” (404).
(1) What themes of the novel does this statement go against and what theme does it favor?
(2) How does this prove St. Johns invitation as a selfish act towards Jane?
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