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    These questions discuss what happens to Jane Eyre after she leaves Thornfield and arrives at Morton.

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    1. What course does Mr. Rochester propose for himself and Jane after his mad wife is discovered? Why does he believe himself right? What argument does he use to make his suggestion legitimate?
    2. Discuss Mr. Rochester's account of his early life and marriage. What does the reader learn from this account?
    3. How does Jane respond to Mr. Rochester's proposal for their departure? Why?
    4. Why does Mr. Rochester hate Bertha? In spite of this hatred, what keeps him from taking decisive measures to rid himself of his mad wife?
    5. What makes Mr. Rochester dangerous during the scene with Jane after the aborted wedding? How does Jane survive this danger?
    6. Discuss Jane's decision to leave Thornfield and its fulfillment. Is this resolution easy to carry out? Explain.
    7. Where does the coach leave Jane after her flight from Thornfield Hall? What is significant about this place? What does it symbolize?
    8. What is Jane's condition at this point in the novel? Compare her circumstances with her condition previously and afterwards.
    9. What does Jane realize during the first night she spends in the open? How does this realization comfort her?
    10. What constitutes a lady to characters in this novel?
    11. Discuss Jane's wanderings. How does she attempt to obtain employment and food? How is she treated?
    12. Discuss Jane's first sight of Diana and Mary Rivers. What does she notice about them?
    13. How does Hannah respond to Jane's request for bread and lodging? What makes her respond in this way?
    14. How is Jane brought into the Rivers household?
    15. Why does Jane give a false last name when asked for personal information? How does she respond to further questioning at this time?
    16. How is Hannah reconciled to Jane?
    17. What do Jane and the reader learn about the Rivers family from Hannah's account?
    18. Consider Jane's treatment by the Rivers siblings. Contrast it with the Reed family's treatment.
    19. Though she finds friends in his sisters, what bars Jane from forming a similar relationship with St. John?
    20. What hints does Jane give about St. John's character as a man and as a Christian? How are these hints borne out by circumstances and events?
    21. Why is St. John apprehensive about the suitability of the employment he finds for Jane? Does this apprehension have any foundation?
    22. Consider St. John's speech after Jane accepts his offer of employment. What do his expressions during this speech foreshadow?
    23. How do the Rivers siblings receive the news of their uncle's death? Why does Diana relate the news and its reception to Jane?
    24. What does Jane expect from her new life at Morton? Compare and contrast these expectations with those expressed on beginning her life at Thornfield.
    25. Though she has doubts about her new sphere, what does Jane feel when comparing it with the dangers of surrendering to Mr. Rochester's offer of an elicit relationship?
    26. What advice does St. John offer during his visit to Jane's cottage after her first day at Morton School? What does he reveal about himself during this visit?
    27. How does Rosamond Oliver's appearance at Jane's cottage affect St. John? What emotions does Jane discover during this visit?
    28. Why does St. John restrain himself from free expression of his feelings for Rosamond?
    29. Why does St. John minimize the value of earthly ties? Are his views correct or reasonable? Explain.
    30. How does Jane feel toward Rosamond Oliver as she learns her character?
    31. Why does St. John choose to be a missionary?
    32. Discuss the conversation Jane and St. John have when he views her drawing of Rosamond. What is his opinion of the nature of his feelings for Rosamond? Is he right? Explain.
    33. What does St. John do before leaving Jane's cottage after the conversation referred to above? Why does this behavior seem odd? How is it explained later?
    34. How does St. John view Jane's compassion?
    35. How does Jane respond when told she is wealthy? How does St. John respond to her behavior?
    36. Why is St. John surprised at Jane's jubilation when she discovers her relationship to himself and his sisters?
    37. What does Jane decide to do with her financial wealth when she learns of her kinship to the Rivers siblings? Why is St. John reluctant to accept this decision at face-value?
    38. How do Jane's feelings toward her school and its pupils change during her months of teaching at Morton? Explain.
    39. What hints does St. John give of his future plans during his conversation with Jane when she leaves Morton School? How does she respond?
    40. What does Jane realize about St. John when he arrives at Moor House for Christmas? How is she brought to this realization?
    41. Consider St. John's behavior when settled at Moor House. Why does he behave this way to Jane in particular?
    42. What request does St. John make of Jane when she stays home from visiting the school at Morton? What excuse does he give for this request?
    43. How does St. John change toward Jane when she begins to study with him? How does this change influence her?
    44. How does Jane attempt to gather information about Mr. Rochester? Are her efforts successful?
    45. Discuss the scene in which St. John proposes marriage to Jane. Why does he wish to marry her?
    46. What similarities and differences exist between St. John's marriage proposal and Mr. Rochester's proposal in Thornfield's garden? Consider the behavior of each man.
    47. How does Jane respond to St. John's proposal? Why are her feelings understandable?
    48. Why does St. John believe Jane to be fit for the work he undertakes? How does he try to convince her to accept it and him?
    49. Though Jane refuses St. John's offer of marriage, she agrees to go to India at first. Why is this?
    50. How does St. John respond to Jane's terms for accepting a place in his work? Why?
    51. How is St. John's power over Jane weakened?
    52. How is St. John's idea of marriage as wrong as Mr. Rochester's offer to Jane when his wife's existence is discovered? Explain.
    53. Why does Jane refute St. John's idea of love? How does he respond to this attitude?
    54. How do St. John's actions contradict his words when Jane asks his forgiveness?
    55. How does St. John's attitude change after Jane's refusal to marry him and their subsequent conversation?
    56. What does St. John's altered treatment of Jane make her realize clearly? Why does she see marriage to him as a kind of death? Do you agree with her assessment? Explain.
    57. Why do Jane's attempts at reconciliation with St. John fail? Give examples from the text to support your answer.
    58. Why does Diana hope Jane and St. John will marry? What makes her abandon this hope?
    59. How does Diana feel about Jane's response to St. John's marriage proposal?
    60. Discuss the night before St. John's departure from Moor House. How does he attempt to force Jane to consent to marry him at last?
    61. How does Jane respond when she hears Mr. Rochester's voice? What does this summons indicate for her?
    62. What is the purpose of St. John's note to Jane before leaving Moor House? How does she respond to this note?
    63. What action does Jane take the morning after hearing Mr. Rochester's voice? How do her cousins receive her plans?
    64. Explain Jane's emotions on approaching Thornfield. What does she find when she reaches her destination?
    65. What does Jane learn about Mr. Rochester's actions after her flight from Thornfield? Why does this news surprise her?
    66. What is Bertha's fate?
    67. How did the fire at Thornfield damage Mr. Rochester? Discuss the effects of these injuries from a physical, mental and emotional perspective.
    68. Explain the host's opinion about Mr. Rochester's injuries. Why do you think he feels this way?
    69. How does Jane proceed after hearing the story of the fire and its aftermath?
    70. Describe Ferndean and its location. How is this significant?
    71. Describe Jane's first sight of Mr. Rochester at Ferndean. What does this sight produce in her?
    72. How does Mr. Rochester respond when Jane appears in his parlour? Why does he believe her to be unreal at first? What proves her reality?
    73. What does Jane suggest as a way to stay near Mr. Rochester? Why does she make this suggestion? 74. How does Mr. Rochester respond to Jane's suggestion? Why does he feel unworthy to offer her marriage?
    75. Why does Jane refuse to tell all of her history after leaving Thornfield in one evening?
    76. Why does Mr. Rochester question Jane about St. John? Explain the reason for her answers. How does she soothe him afterwards?
    77. Discuss Mr. Rochester's second proposal of marriage during the scene in the wood near Ferndean. How is it different from the first one made in the garden at Thornfield? How are these differences significant?
    78. What makes Jane happy to accept Mr. Rochester as a husband?
    79. Why does Jane choose to withhold her part of the experience which summoned her to Ferndean? 80. Discuss the opening sentence of the last chapter. How is it significant? What does it symbolize? Explain.
    81. How do the servants at Ferndean receive the news of Jane's marriage?
    82. How do Jane's cousins at Moor House receive the tidings of her marriage?
    83. Discuss Jane's experience of marriage.
    84. What improvement took place soon after Jane and Mr. Rochester married? What effect did this produce?
    85. Discuss the ending of the novel. Why do you think Brontë chose to end her story this way? Explain.

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