Jane Eyre

Pdf fan dd71f526917d6085d66d045bd94fb5b55d02a108dd45d836cbdd4abe2d4c043d Tap here to download this LitChart! (PDF)

Jane Eyre Chapter 35 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
St. John continues to try to convince Jane to marry him. Jane knows that working in India would be a tremendous sacrifice: the heat and heavy labor would soon take her life. She reflects that death doesn't scare her, but that she wants to feel real love in life. Diana agrees that Jane shouldn't go, saying that St. John wants Jane merely to be a tool in his great missionary cause.
Living an independent life, experiencing new feelings, and finding love are all important to Jane. She shows respect for God by trying to find a path that is true to all of her needs.
Themes
Love, Family, and Independence Theme Icon
Gender Roles Theme Icon
Religion Theme Icon
One evening after dinner, St. John reads prayers aloud with such fervor and command that Jane feels compelled to accept his marriage proposal.
The strength of St. John's mission and faith almost overwhelms Jane.
Themes
Love, Family, and Independence Theme Icon
Religion Theme Icon
Yet just as she's about to give in, Jane hears Rochester's voice calling for help as if from a great distance: "Jane! Jane! Jane!" She rushes outside and cries out a promise to come to him.
While Jane's heart is "mute" to St. John, it speaks directly to Rochester. Jane's spiritual connection to Rochester restores her independence.
Themes
Love, Family, and Independence Theme Icon
Religion Theme Icon
The Spiritual and the Supernatural Theme Icon