Jane Eyre - Study Guide Chapter XXII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXII Summary

Jane helps her two cousins for a month and finally leaves for Thornfield. She hears rumors that Blanche and Rochester will marry soon and Jane wonders about her fate. As she walks to the house, she sees Mr. Rochester sitting on a stone writing. He is pleased Jane has returned and lets Jane know that fact. Jane also admits she is glad to be back at home with Mr. Rochester. Later that evening Mr. Rochester seems strangely pleased at seeing Jane, Adèle and Mrs. Fairfax together. During the next two weeks, there are no signs of an upcoming marriage.

Chapter XXII Analysis

Here Jane transitions from Gateshead back to Thornfield. This peaceful, happy chapter is tinged only with the possiblity that the peace of Thornfield will be broken up by the marriage of Mr. Rochester to the hateful but beautiful Blanche.

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