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...must re-direct her internal destructive qualities to other more productive outlets, transforming her internal self-hatred into external, industrious passions, as she does with of teaching and by loving Mr. Rochester. It is through the crucible and eventual transformation revealed through Jane's encounters with physical fires and her own internal burning, that she grows to find self-assuredness, and reconciliation in herself as an impassioned, yet not self-destructive force. Of the many forms fire takes, divergent and complimentary—all work to try Jane, plunging her into a crucible through which she must prevail. It is only in surviving such fires that Jane grows as a heroine as she gains fortitude; metamorphosing into an autonomous character who can battle not only those forces beyond her, but perhaps more importantly those internal demons that seek to cripple her.
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