Jane Eyre - Study Guide Chapter XXXVI Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XXXVI Summary

St. John leaves Jane a message hoping she will recognize God's will for her to be his wife and a missionary. Jane leaves a message with good wishes. Jane tells the two sisters she is going to be taking a journey and leaving the next day. She catches a coach to Thornfield, recognizing the area as they draw close. Jane gets off in town and walks to Thornfield, deciding she wants to approach the home from the front. She is shocked to see the place burned to the ground. Jane returns to the Inn and learns Rochester is still alive. The blaze was started by Bertha. Mr. Rochester got all the servants out, but when he went for Bertha, she jumped to her death. Rochester was blinded in the fire and lost his left hand. He is living at Ferndean, thirty miles hence.

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