Reunited, Jane and Rochester marry. Bertha Mason Rochester's insane wife and Richard Mason's sister. Thus restrained and simplified, it sounded more credible: I felt as I went on that Miss Temple fully believed me. Adèle Varens The French-speaking, scampish ward of Mr. Reed dies, Georgiana marries a wealthy man. Maria Temple The warm-hearted superintendent at Lowood who generously offers the girls bread and cheese when their breakfasts are inedible. He is a handsome, blonde haired, blue eyed figure with 'grecian' features, unlike the rough but strong figure of Mr.
Rochester have been married for ten years, and Mr. Finally, he seeks to purify his life and wants Jane Eyre, the innocent governess he has hired to teach his foster daughter, Adèle Varens, to become his wife. Madame Pierrot The French instructor at Lowood. Diana supports Jane's decision not to marry St. A pang of exquisite suffering—a throe of true despair—rent and heaved my heart. He, of course, lies and blames the entire thing on Jane, causing her to be scolded and sent to the red-room. Although he is a priest, St.
Mason's sister , which is kind of a scandal because that would be bigamy, being married to two people. Losing her autonomy in such a way is unacceptable to her, while accompanying him without marriage violates St. Jane experiences malice from Mrs. Bertha Mason Represented as a monster, Bertha Mason is the most Gothic and most frightening character in the book, standing side by side with Jane Eyre when it comes to their importance in the novel. Helen, who refuses to hate others and turns the other cheek, teaches the hotheaded and vengeful Jane how to forgive. He has power over Jane and he uses that power throughout most of the novel. Briggs John Eyre's attorney, Briggs prevents Jane's bigamous marriage to Rochester and searches for her following her uncle's death so she can claim her inheritance.
John are have the potential to cause friction between them. Rochester have a complicated relationship but eventually fall in love and get engaged. Despite their difference in backgrounds and social status, Mr. She's teaching at a school and has a little cottage of her own. It was a curious laugh; distinct, formal, mirthless. Although he dies before they ever meet, John leaves his vast fortune of 20,000 pounds to Jane.
He senses the inner strength of this fragile girl. Jane Eyre is one of the most popular pieces of fiction ever written. John Rivers The evangelist who takes Jane in at Moor House, brother to Diana and Mary and, it turns out, cousin to Jane. Rochester also helps to define the theme of Jane's search for family. Jane eventually realizes, though, that this freedom would also constitute a form of imprisonment, because she would be forced to keep her true feelings and her true passions always in check. Her decision to abandon the man she loves, who is offering her affection, money, and an easy life, shows once again what a strong sense of principle she has.
John and helps Jane to maintain her independence. Brocklehurst — but a mixture of Christian and pagan ideas. He kind of comes and goes on his own schedule. She relies entirely on her aunt, a woman who, along with Mr. Mary Rivers Jane's cousin and the sister of St. Brocklehurst, Jane has learned to hold her tongue so as not to be further punished. Rosamond ultimately marries the wealthy Mr.
In fact, at this point, we find her clinging to principle just a little bit irritating. He is taking care of Adele even though there is no law to force him to do so. Ironically, when Jane finally does agree to marry Rochester after having gained her independence, the fire Bertha set to Thornfield has blinded him. Though this novel took place during that era, Edward is to Jane, her intellectual equal, and later on in the novel is shown to be her inferior in morality. He is rash and impetuous and has spent much of his adult life roaming about Europe in an attempt to avoid the consequences of his youthful indiscretions.
Eliza Reed Jane's cousin and Georgiana's sister. From this point on, there appears to be a bond between Jane and Bessie. I was so fully aware that only serious moods and occupations were acceptable, that in his presence every effort to sustain or follow any other became vain: I fell under a freezing spell. Despite Jane's attempts at reconciliation before her aunt's death, her aunt refuses to relent. Although the story reflects the language, customs, and style.
He immediately breaks off relations with her. Reed's unfair accusations, Rochester's attempt to make her his mistress, and St. But I am Holier than Thou! John Rivers - Along with his sisters, Mary and Diana, St. Brocklehurst - The cruel, hypocritical master of the Lowood School, Mr. To add insult to injury, she was. Thus, Jane's spirituality isn't a purely Christian one — in fact, she rejects many of the Christian characters in the novel, such as St.