Jane Eyre - Chapter XXXIV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXXIV Summary

St. John urges Jane to reconsider retiring to Moor House and rather to stay teaching and doing good in the world. Jane says she wants to do what she desires for a while. Diana and Mary return to Moor House and love the changes Jane has made. St. John urges Jane to learn Hindostanee and to visit the school no matter the weather. One day he finds her crying because neither of her letters to Thornfield have been answered. He asks her to walk with him and while they are walking, he proposes. Jane knows St. John only proposes because she would be a good missionary's wife and he does not love her in a wifely way. Jane says she will go with him, but not as his wife. He says that arrangement will not work.

Chapter XXXIV Analysis

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