Jane Eyre - Chapter XXVIII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXVIII Summary

After two days, Jane stops in Whitecross, famished and with no money, having left her belongings on the coach by accident. She tries to find work and has no success. Jane walks out of the city and walks toward a house that is lit. She looks in the window and sees three women knitting in mourning clothes. She asks a servant to speak to the ladies, but is refused entrance. Jane collapses on the doorstep.

Unknown to both Hannah and Jane, St. John has been listening to their discussion. He asks admittance for both he and Jane. The two younger women are his sisters and they invite both in. They feed Jane and lead her to a bed upstairs.

Chapter XXVIII Analysis

Despite the hardships she has endured, Jane is determined to make a life for herself away from Thornfield and Mr. Rochester. Even in...

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