Jane Eyre - Chapter XV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XV Summary

Rochester tells Jane that Adèle's mother was his mistress until he found she was cheating on him. He asks Jane if she has ever experienced jealousy. He changes the subject, saying he chooses to accept the challenge of liking Thornfield. Jane brings him back to the subject of Celine, Adèle's mother. Rochester describes walking in on Celine with her lover. He tells Celine to move out and later shoots the lover in the arm. Celine abandons Adèle, whom she had claimed was Rochester's child. Rochester asks if Jane will now leave knowing Adèle's history, to which Jane says it only endears Adèle to her more. Rochester and Jane talk often and Jane begins to see him as handsome.

Jane is awakened by demonic laughter and discovers smoke coming from Mr. Rochester's room. She enters his room and finds him fast...

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