RE: Who read Jane Eyre help me please: How does Jane feel
- How does Jane feel about Mrs. Fairfax? (ch. 11)
Mrs. Fairfax is just the housekeeper, although she is a distant cousin of Rochester’s. Mrs. Fairfax proves to be a neat, mild-looking elderly lady, who greets Jane kindly. Surprised, Jane finds herself to be the object of more attention than she has ever before received. Jane will be in the same category as Mrs. Fairfax: neither a member of the family nor a member of the serving class. Mrs. Fairfax is extremely welcoming to Jane upon her arrival to Thornfield and serves as another surrogate mother for Jane in the novel. Mrs. Fairfax doesn’t approve of Jane and Rochester’s marriage because of the differences in their ages and social classes.