Examples Of Power In Jane Eyre

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The Power Struggle Between Jane and Mr. Rochester

In Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, Jane and Mr. Rochester both have some power in the relationship. Jane has power because Mr. Rochester gives in to her wishes because he loves her, while Mr. Rochester has power because he has a lot of the money and Jane doesn’t. For example, the lines “‘What is the matter?’ he asked; ‘all the sunshine is gone. Do you really wish the bairn to go? Will it annoy you if she is left behind?’ ‘I would far rather she went, sir.’ ‘Then off for your bonnet, and back like a flash of lightning!’ cried he to Adele.” (334) show that even though Mr. Rochester didn’t want to let Adele tag along with them, his love for Jane compelled him to please her by giving
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