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Jane Eyre

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Jane's Self-Respect

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When Jane is on her own after leaving Thornfield Hall, she claims:

Still indomitable was the reply--'I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.'

What does this statement reveal about Jane?

A

Rochester's betrayal has caused her to no longer trust others.

B

She will go to any lengths necessary to ensure that she maintains her morals.

C

Her optimism allows her to see the positive side of leaving Thornfield Hall.

D

Her sarcasm reveals her dispair because of her current situation.

E

She finally realizes that the Calvinist attitude of self-denial is actually effective.