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Jane Eyre Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter XVIII Summary

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Chapter XVIII Summary

Jane enjoys guests in the house. She observes how bland the relationship between Mr. Rochester and Blanche seems. Jane is surprised Mr. Rochester would be interested in a mate only for looks and money, instead of as a companion. One evening, a man named Mr. Mason appears asking for Rochester; additionally, an old gypsy woman arrives offering to tell fortunes, who will only see the guests one by one. Blanche returns from her reading seemingly disbelieving what she heard, but Jane can tell she is quite disturbed. After all are through, the gypsy says there is one more lady who has not had her fortune read. Jane agrees to meet with the gypsy.

Chapter XVIII Analysis

Chapter 18 begins with a joyful tone. Jane enjoys the festive nature of Thornfield Hall. Much of the chapter is taken up with Jane's impressions of Blanche and Mr. Rochester's...

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