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Characters in Jane Eyre
Transcript of Characters in Jane Eyre
She is very bright, honest, passionate and hard-working.
She becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall to Adele and falls in love with her master, Mr Rochester. Major characters Minor characters Mr Rochester is a master of Thornfield Manor.
He is a wealthy, passionate man who has spent much of his adult life in Europe in an attempt to avoid the consequences of his youthful indiscretions.
He is a husband of a lunatic and violent wife, Bertha. Bertha Mason The secret wife of Mr Rochester
She is wealthy but brute and insane St John Eyre Rivers A clergyman/minister at Morton who befriends Jane and turns out to be her cousin.
He is cold, reserved, austere and devout.
He proposes Jane to be his missionary wife and to go with him to India.
Diana and Mary Rivers St John's sisters and Jane's cousins.
They are friendly and kind to Jane. Adèle Varens Jane's pupil at Thornfield.
A lovely and lively French child taken care by Mr Rochester.
She is a child of a French opera singer.
Helen Burns Jane's bestfriend at Lowood School SICK A true believer in God Nice Died of consumption Mrs. Sarah Reed Stout Evil Jane's aunt Dishonest Hated, but forgiven Grace Poole Scary "... a woman between thirty or forty; a set, square-made figure, red-haired, and with a hard, plain face..." (Bronte 99) Mysterious Hidden Jane's cousins John Reed Eliza Reed Georgiana Reed Children Miss Temple teacher at Lowood Kind GENEROUS Companion Governess "... her friendship and society had been my continual solace; she had stood me in the stead of mother, governess, and, latterly, companion." (Bronte 76) MOTHER Mr. Brocklehurst CRUEL Hypocritical master of Lowood School Stealing from the school to support his luxurious lifestyle. SHIFTY AND DISHONEST Mr. Reed Jane's uncle on her mother side
He adopts Jane when her parents die.
He makes his wife promise to raise Jane as her child before he dies MARRIED Mrs. Fairfax manager Widow distant relative of Mr Rochester "I am only the housekeeper - the manager" (Bronte 92) GENEROUS Richard Mason Bertha's brother
An Englishman from the West Indies
He arrives to Thornfield in order to stop the wedding and reveal the truth about his sister, Bertha.