Last Updated on October 26, 2018, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 303
- Why is Jane shocked when she sees Thornfield?
- How did the fire start?
- What happened to Mr. Rochester in the fire?
- What happened to Bertha Rochester?
- What is Mr. Rochester’s reaction to Jane’s arrival?
- How does Mr. Rochester react to hearing about St. John?
- Why doesn’t Jane tell Mr. Rochester that she also heard his voice?
- What becomes of Adèle?
- What becomes of St. John, Diana, and Mary?
- From when has Jane been narrating the story?
- Jane is shocked to see that Thornfield has been destroyed by a great fire.
- The fire was started by Bertha, who snuck out of the attic while Grace Poole was drunk.
- Mr. Rochester was struck by a beam as the house collapsed. This caused him to lose a hand as well as his eyesight.
- After starting the fire, Bertha Rochester went up to the roof and leapt to her death.
- Mr. Rochester is overjoyed that Jane has returned but also fears that it is merely a dream.
- Mr. Rochester is quite jealous when Jane describes St. John, and he even accuses Jane of being in love with him.
- Jane keeps the mysterious voice to herself because she fears that Mr. Rochester can’t handle that information in his fragile mental state.
- Jane retrieves Adèle from her school because she feels it is too harsh for her. Adèle is resettled in a much more lenient and nearby school, which she enjoys. She grows up to be a good companion to Jane.
- Diana and Mary make good marriages and visit Jane regularly. St. John never marries and stays in India, where it is suggested he will soon die.
- It is revealed in the epilogue that Jane is telling the story after having been married to Mr. Rochester for ten happy years.
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