Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë explores a range of themes, which you can read about on the following pages.


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In Rochester Jane finds a kindred spirit who treats her like an equal. Her love for him makes her declare that he is her home: “ ‘wherever you are is my home, - my only home’ ” (Chapter 22, 78%). However, Jane’s reliance on Rochester to fill her need for a family and home becomes a problem when his tie to Bertha is revealed, and Jane is forced to leave him and Thornfield behind. 

Jane’s departure from Thornfield allows her to experience two extremes: being homeless and having no personal ties to anyone in the world, and discovering family connections in the...

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