What is the significance of the characters' names in the novel Jane Eyre? How does the name affect the way readers view the reader?

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I will add two more: Miss Temple, who is a beacon to her students and worshiped by them, and St. John Rivers, Jane's cousin. St. John is clearly linked to St. John the Apostle, who wrote five books of the New Testament. The New Testament's final book of Revelation ends with the words, "Come, Lord Jesus." St. John Rivers' final letter to Jane ends the novel with these same words.

The surname "Rivers" might also allude to John the Baptist who baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. This story can be found in Matthew 3.

Your question petains to the "rhetorical" power names:  the sound of a character's name or perhaps its origin or...

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