Jane Eyre - Study Guide Chapter XXVII Summary & Analysis

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Jane finally calms down a bit and decides she will leave. She opens her door and finds Rochester sitting outside the door. He apologizes, although Jane has already forgiven him. She knows he loves her and she does not want to leave him. He discusses options—he wants to send Adèle to a school and then travel with Jane. He says he could have put Bertha in a mental home, but it would have meant an early death, and he did not feel it was right for him to do. Rochester explains that Bertha was an arranged marriage and he did not learn of the insanity in her family until later. His father knew of it beforehand, but only wanted the large dowry that came with Bertha. She became more and more insane and Rochester could not divorce her because she had been...

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