Jane Eyre

Liz Ottosson elizabethottosson at cableinet.co.uk
Thu Apr 5 08:57:21 EDT 2001

Yes - didn't Charlotte Bronte refuse to meet George Eliot because she *was*
living in sin with a man? I can't see Jane differing too much on that score
from the opinions of her creator.

Liz O

> I think she'd see a difference between consciously going with a man as his
> companion and having lived "in sin" with a man to whom she was not and had
> no chance of being married. The latter, which would disgrace her in
> society's eyes, would leave her much more vulnerable.
> There's an article about this in one of John Sutherland's books
> of literary
> conundrums - I think it's called "Can Jane Eyre Be Happy?"!
> Gill

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