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Jane Eyre

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Masked Motivations

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While still in disguise as the gypsy, Rochester speaks to Jane about Blanche. He reveals:

I know she considers the Rochester estate eligible to the last degree; though (God pardon me!) I told her something on that point about an hour ago which made her look wondrous grave: the corners of her mouth fell half an inch. I would advise her blackaviced suitor to look out: if another comes, with a longer or clearer rent-roll, he's dished.

What is Rochester's PRIMARY motivation for sharing this information with both Blanche and Jane?

A

He is looking for opportunities to discover Jane's true feelings about him.

B

He wants to compare Jane and Blanche's reactions to discovering that he is "poor."

C

He would rather find an indirect means of getting rid of Blanche.

D

Speaking ill of himself makes the disguise more believable.

E

He wants an indirect way to inform Jane that Blanche is only interested in him for his money.