Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë concludes when Jane marries Mr. Rochester. Thornfield Hall had burned down, and Mr. Rochester's wife had perished during the fire by jumping off the roof. The fire had left him blind.
Mr. Rochester is overjoyed when Jane returns and they marry in a quiet ceremony. The rest of the concluding chapter centers around the next ten years of Jane's life. Jane writes letters to her dear old friends and cousins, sisters Mary and Diana. She also writes to St. John, their brother, but he does not return a letter for many months. Jane visits Adèle at school, and finds her unhappy and unwell. She moves the girl to a much better school. At the conclusion of her schooling, Jane finds Adèle to be "a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled" (Chapter XXXVIII).
Mr. Rochester lives with his blindness for two years before traveling to London to see seek "the advice of an eminent oculist; and he eventually recover[s] the sight of that one eye" in time for him to see his firstborn son. Diana and Mary eventually marry fine men. St. John remains single, and he goes to India to become a missionary. He is devoted to his work and he does not fear death or loneliness. The novel ends with a quote from St. John:
"My Master," he says, "has forewarned me. Daily He announces more distinctly,—'Surely I come quickly!' and hourly I more eagerly respond,—'Amen; even so come, Lord Jesus!'"