Explore the ways in which Brontë makes Jane Eyre an admirable character.

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One of the ways that Brontë makes us admire Jane Eyre is by giving her a firm set of moral values from which she does not deviate, irrespective of the circumstances.

There are numerous examples of Jane's unshakable virtue, but one of the most important comes when she refuses point blank to be Mr. Rochester's mistress. Jane loves Rochester deeply, but as he's still married to Bertha, she doesn't think it right and proper to act as if she were Mr. Rochester's wife. And so she stands her ground and retains her virtue.

One also cannot help but admire Jane's challenge to existing conventions concerning the motivations for marriage. Jane is determined that she will marry for love, a fairly uncommon resolution for someone of her time and class.

Many women in Jane's day would've married for social position, wealth, and security. But not Jane. She refuses to marry St. John Rivers and become a missionary's wife in India. Jane does not love John, and we cannot help but admire her for this.

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