theania at freeuk.com
Thu Apr 5 10:02:00 EDT 2001
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <alexandra.bolintineanu at utoronto.ca>
> Subject: OT: Jane Eyre
> > That's the thing, though. Jane doesn't seem to care much for that
> > kind of social proprieties. I mean, watch her go off on foot across
> > England, or offer to accompany St. John to the Indies without marrying
> > him. They're both, by the standards of the time, pretty compromising
> > things to do, but she doesn't let that bother her as long as she can
> > claim the moral high ground. I can totally see her face poor Mr.
> > Rochester down, "compromised" or no.
Surely in the case of St John she would get away with it by pointing out
that he's her cousin. Even though she would be allowed to marry him, should
she want to. It's possible for her to have it both ways here.
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