Last Updated on October 26, 2018, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 316
- Why is Jane invited to the Olivers’ house?
- Why is Mr. Oliver supportive of a match between his daughter and St. John?
- Why doesn’t St. John want to marry Miss Oliver?
- What odd thing does St. John do before leaving Jane’s cottage?
- Who has been looking for Jane Eyre?
- How much money does Jane inherit?
- How is Jane related to the Rivers family?
- Why didn’t St. John want to reveal why he was contacted by Mr. Briggs?
- How did St. John discover Jane’s true identity?
- What does Jane insist upon doing with her inheritance?
- Jane is invited to the Olivers’ house after she draws a beautiful portrait of Miss Oliver.
- Though the Rivers family has no money, Mr. Oliver considers them a great and respectable family since they used to own most of the town.
- St. John admits that he loves Miss Oliver, but he tells Jane that she would make a terrible missionary’s wife.
- St. John tears a tiny piece off a spare scrap of paper after appearing very interested in it. Jane thinks this behavior is very odd.
- It turns out that Mr. Briggs has been searching for Jane Eyre to inform her that her uncle has died and left her his fortune.
- Jane inherits twenty thousand pounds—making her a wealthy heiress.
- Jane’s father is the brother of the Rivers’ mother, making Jane their cousin.
- St. John is reluctant to reveal that Mr. Briggs contacted him because that means explaining to Jane that they are cousins, a task he feels is better suited to his sisters.
- St. John was already suspicious that Jane Elliot might be Jane Eyre, and his suspicions were confirmed when he spied “Jane Eyre” written on a scrap of paper in her cottage.
- Jane insists that her inheritance be split between the cousins. Each of them eventually receives five thousand pounds.
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