When Jane Eyre, an orphaned teacher at Lowood, seeks out a job as a governess, she is accepted to Thornfield Hall, where she teaches Mr. Rochester’s ward and over time falls for her master. The two are nearly married but Mr. Rochester’s secret is discovered and she decides to flee Thornfield Hall. In Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre, Jane is ruled by her judgment while Mr. Rochester is ruled by his emotions. This is evident when Rochester proposes, through their engagement and after the secret is revealed.
When Jane meets Rochester in the orchard, he pretends he will send her away but after she confesses her attraction to him he pleads with her to marry him. Even when Jane spilled her heart to Mr. Rochester, rea...
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