Blanche Ingram In Jane's Jane Eyre

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In this conversation, Blanche Ingram and her mother voice their prejudice against the lower class by not even taking Jane Eyre’s position seriously and despising her. They show their hatred when they talk about Jane’s position although they are aware of her presence in the room. The main reason why Blanche Ingram despises Jane is because Jane’s social position is inferior, yet her education is superior to Blanche Ingram. This is why she feels the need to speak in French which is supposed to show her education. Blanche Ingram compares herself to Jane Eyre, and her presence discomforts Blanche. The situation with Emma is similar as she does not like Jane Fairfax and compares herself to the latter as to her qualifications. She is aware of the…show more content…
When he falls in love with Jane, he tries to be careful, all he wants to do is to test Jane’s loyalty to him in order to give her the opportunity to gain his trust which explains his interest in Blanche Ingram and his disguise as a fortune-teller. But Jane Eyre teaches him a lesson by leaving him when she learns about his marriage which makes Mr Rochester realise his mistake.

Later on, when her cousin St. John wants to marry her, Jane rejects him. She is brave enough to refuse him rather than marry someone without love. Jane obviously shows her independence by deciding on her own without outside influence. However, when Jane finds out about her inheritance, she also becomes financially independent which puts her on the same social standing as Mr Rochester.

Although they are now financial equals, the fact that Mr Rochester is blind makes him dependent on Jane. When Jane marries Rochester, she proves both to herself and her “reader” that her marriage is based on nothing but love which saves her
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