In chapter 14 of Jane Eyre, Jane meets with her employer, Mr. Rochester, in a very intimate meeting. Despite being her superior, Mr. Rochester is very chatty with her, and their conversation borders on inappropriate for people in their positions. The conversation they have shows the beginning of their relationship, which will develop into feelings of fondness and even love through their long discussions together.
The conversation in chapter 14 is somewhat inappropriate because Mr. Rochester asks Jane if she finds him attractive:
“You examine me, Miss Eyre,” said he: “do you think me handsome?”
Jane is completely caught off guard by this question. She doesn’t expect her employer, someone above her class status, to ask her something so personal. Her response to the...
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