Jane Eyre, English research help:Rochester’s disastrous marriage

  1. Rochester’s disastrous marriage to Bertha was based on passion, while St. John refuses to marry Rosamund because of his passion for her. What is Brontë saying about the role passion should play in marriage?
  2. What does St. John feel for Jane? Why does Jane end her story with his prayer?
  3. Jane asserts her equality to Rochester (p. 284), and St. John (p. 452). What does Jane mean by equality, and why is it so important to her?
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