[LMB] OT: Jane Eyre

Louann Miller lqmiller at ev1.net
Fri, 21 Nov 2003 08:27:13 -0600

At 08:11 AM 11/21/2003 -0500, Alexandra Haropulos wrote:
>"Marty L. Adkins" wrote:
> > Remember the farewell scene with Rochester after the mad-wife debacle?  He
> > eloquently tries to persuade Jane to run away with him, offering love,
> > riches, passion, companionship, everything she could desire, except the
> > sanction of God.  His final argument: "Who will know?"  And her reply, "*I*
> > will know."
> >
> > Decades later, I'm still echoing, "Brava!"
>That always struck me as cr*p. Either you love someone or
>you don't. Period.

I never thought of this before, but Jane's rejection of Rochester is very 
much like Elli Quinn's rejection of Lord Vorkosigan and the Lady Vorkosigan 
job. A conflict between the heart's desire and the heart.