Jane Eyre Rhetorical Analysis

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#7: One passage that I thought was very powerful was when Jane was about to tell Mr. Rochester that she was going to leave Thornfield. “The vehemence of emotion, stirred by grief and love within me, was claiming mastery, and struggling for full sway; and asserting a right to predominate: to overcome, to live, rise, and reign at last; yes, -and to speak,” (Brontë Vol. 2 pg 16). The depth of emotions the words had made this paragraph seem to stick out from the others in importance and give power to it. By personifying “the vehemence of emotion”, Brontë made it seem as if Jane was reluctant to say anything but her emotions got the better of her. She liked to be in control of herself, which is somewhat the reason she was leaving Thornfield…show more content…
Mr. Rochester is the first to fully explain the circumstances. “‘... -I meant, however, to be a bigamist: but fate has out-manœuvred me; or Providence has checked me, -perhaps the last. ... Gentlemen, my plan is broken up! -what this lawyer and his client say is true: I have been married; and the woman to whom I was married lives!,” (Brontë Vol. 2 pg 68). This is important because at this moment in time, Mr. Rochester was at the church and about to marry Jane when it is revealed that he is, by law, still married to Bertha Mason. This revelation significantly alters the plot because, had he not been married to her or had no one ever found out that he was, he and Jane would have gotten married and Jane would have stayed at Thornfield. But, instead, he initially tried to deny that he was married and still used his wife’s insanity as a reason to consider himself not married anymore. Because Mr. Rochester was married (and also probably because he lied about it), Jane changed her mind about marrying him and decided to leave Thornfield for good, despite the fact that it was painful for her to leave. Her leaving alters the plot completely and causes another significant change in setting as there was earlier in the novel when she went from Gateshead to Lowood and from Lowood to
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