Jane Eyre Journal Entries Essay

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Journal Entries
Journal Entry #1
“I was conscious that a moment’s mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths.” –-- -Chapter 2, page 6

Reaction: Being really young, her sudden decision was a poor choice.

Response: She’s still very young, and needs to experience more of life in order to make better decisions. Have logic and not be fooled by only emotions.

Explanation: With the allegations she was being accused with she felt like she had nothing to lose, so she fought with no care for the consequences.

Journal Entry #2

“It is not violence that best overcomes hate-nor vengeance that most certainly heals
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Say again you will be my brother: when you uttered the words I was satisfied, happy; repeat them, if you can, repeat them sincerely.’”

- Chapter 33, page 591 Reaction: I could feel how happy and lonesome she felt when she found out that St. John and Diana and Mary were her cousins. She felt like she was no longer alone in the world and wanted to share her new found fortune with her family. Response: I felt that Jane was in such a rush of joy and fortune that she was planning and saying things in the moment, but that is how Jane is. I didn’t make the mistake of thinking her foolish to trust St. John or his sisters because despite her poor luck with Mr. Rochester, she still has good judgment of character. Explanation: Jane was still hurt by her experience at Thornfield and felt she could never truly be loved. Convinced she would only be sought after for her new fortune she tells St. John she would rather share it equally with people that truly loved and cared for her, her family.

Journal Entry #10

“‘My spirit,’ I answered mentally, ‘is willing to do what is right; and my flesh, I hope, is strong enough to accomplish the will of Heaven, when once that will is distinctly known to me.”

-Chapter 36, Page 642 Reaction: From this quote I can tell she is thinking of facing Rochester and giving him closure or doing

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