Jane Eyre Quotes

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"I resisted all the way: a new thing for me..."
Jane (Ch 2) - voice of older self, when bening taken to red-room, first time she is asserting her rights, this action leads to her being eventually sent to Lowood
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"That night, on going to bed, i forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide supper... I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings"
Jane (Ch 8) - concerned with her expanding mind rather than food
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"It was a curious laugh, distinct, formal, mirthless. I stopped"
Jane (Ch 11) - hears laugh on first day at Thornfield, her first indication that something strange is going on
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"women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties... they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation.. it is narrow-minded... to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings"
Jane (Ch 12) - thinks as she looks out of the third story at the view, wishing she could see and interact with more of the world
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"The ease of his manner freed me from painful restraint; the friendly frankness, as correct as cordial, with which he treated me, drew me to him"
Jane (Ch 15) - says after Rochester has become friendlier with her after he has told her the story of Adele's mother
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"And was Mr Rochester ugly in my eyes? No, reader: gratitude and amny associates, all pleasurable and genial, made his face the object i best liked to see; his presence in a room was more cheering than the brightest fire"
Jane (Ch 15) - she has fallen in love with him, or admitting it to herself for first time
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"I knew.. you would do me good in some way, at some time: I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you; their expression and smile did not... strike delight into my innmost heart for nothing"
Rochester (Ch 15) after Jane saves him from burning bed, he tries to get her to stay with him longer. This is one of the reasons why Jane feels he fancies her.
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"I had not intended to love him; the reader knows i had wrought hard to extirpate from my soul the germs of love there detected...first renewed view of him, they spontaneously revived, great and strong! He made me love him without looking at me"
Jane (Ch 17) - says when she sees Rochester again after his absence, had tried to talk herself out of loving him, but it was impossible. Example of Jane addressing reader.
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"In the deep shade, at the farther end of the room... a figure ran backwards and forwards...beast or human being... it groveled, seemingly on all fours: it snatched and growled like some strange wild animal"
Jane (Ch 26) - what Rochester, Mason and Jane see when they return from the stopped wedding and go up to the third story.. First time she really sees Rochester's wife.
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"it was covered with clothing and a quantity of dark, grizzled hair as wild as a mane, hid its head and face"
Jane (Ch 26) - first time sees Rochester's wife continued
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"Gentle reader, may you never feel what I then felt!.. May you never appeal to Heaven in prayers so hopeless and so agonised as in that hour left my lips; for never may you, like me, dread to be the instrument of evil to what you wholly love"
Jane (Ch 27) - says as she quietly leaves Thornfield in the early morning. She knows that she is bringing grief upon herself and Rochester but she knows she must leave.
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"Reader, I married him."
Jane (first sentence of last chapter), another example of her addressing the reader, ties up the end of the story. Jane is matter-of-fact in telling how things turned out. Feminist - SHE is actively marrying him not the other way round
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Jane (Ch 8) - concerned with her expanding mind rather than food

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"That night, on going to bed, i forgot to prepare in imagination the Barmecide supper... I feasted instead on the spectacle of ideal drawings"

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Jane (Ch 11) - hears laugh on first day at Thornfield, her first indication that something strange is going on

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Jane (Ch 12) - thinks as she looks out of the third story at the view, wishing she could see and interact with more of the world

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Jane (Ch 15) - says after Rochester has become friendlier with her after he has told her the story of Adele's mother

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