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Jane Eyre – Quotes on Gender Roles
“Will do in a few years” – John Reed will own all the books in the house, as the oldest boy always inherits the household.
“Poverty looks grim to grown people; still more so to ...debasing vices: poverty for me was synonymous with degradation.” – Jane has been taught that if people are poor they must also be unpleasant.
"If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved you, and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends." – shows Helen Burns extreme faith in religion.
"The ease of his manner freed me from painful restraint; the friendly frankness, as correct as cordial, with which he treated me, drew me to him" – Jane about Mr Rochester
"They suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex." – Jane on gender equality
“There are people who seem to have no notion of ... to gain a more definite notion of his identity” – Mrs Fairfax doesn’t want to get to know Rochester, it is enough to except that he is a gentleman.
"He is not to them what he is to me, ... while I breathe and think I must love him." – Jane about Mr Rochester
“Whenever I marry, she continued, after a pause which none ... me and the shape he sees in his mirror." – Blanche shows the difference between her ideals, and Jane and Mr Rochester’s relationship.
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