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Jane Eyre

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An Unlikely Ending

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Which of the following reasons best explains why Brontë would break from the overall realism of her novel to write such an idealized resolution?

A

She wanted to leave her readers with a sense of optimism without straying too far from reality.

B

She wanted her narrative to end with the moral that living a virtuous life leads to rewards.

C

The over-the-top ending possesses the level of sarcasm Brontë maintains throughout her text.

D

She knew that her novel would sell more copies if the resolution was hopeful.

E

She wanted to end with the juxtaposition of Jane's happiness with St. John's misery.