Jane Eyre

Who is the character, St. John Rivers, and why is he important in the novel, Jane Eyre?

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St. John is a catalyst character. He exists to be a foil as well as a motivating force for other characters. St. John and his personality, goals, and way of life, serve to illustrate to Jane what the end result becomes if one allows their decisions to only be ruled by cold deliberating logic and responsibility. St. John is a missionary to India in the book, Jane Eyre.