Jane Eyre - Study Guide Chapter XXXV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXXV Summary

St. John treats Jane with an icy reserve, asking her several more times to reconsider, but she is unwilling to marry a man who does not love her. When she tells Mary of the conversations she has been having with St. John, Mary is sad that he does not love Jane and marry her and stay there. The evening before St. John leaves, he reads the book of Revelations, looking straight at Jane, implying she will go to hell if she does not marry him and become a missionary. After the reading, he gently urges her to reconsider once more, but she thinks she hears Rochester's voice and runs outside.

Chapter XXXV Analysis

Tension builds as St. John continues to pressure Jane to accept his proposal. St. John doles out his punishment emotionally as he uses Jane's need for acceptance against her. At times he...

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