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Jane Eyre

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St. John Rivers

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In relation to St. John Rivers, Jane states:

Had he been a statue instead of a man, he could not have been easier. He was young-- perhaps from twenty-eight to thirty--tall, slender; his face riveted the eye; it was like a Greek face, very pure in outline: quite a straight, classic nose; quite an Athenian mouth and chin. It is seldom, indeed, an English face comes so near the antique models as did his. He might well be a little shocked at the irregularity of my lineaments, his own being so harmonious. His eyes were large and blue, with brown lashes; his high forehead, colourless as ivory, was partially streaked over by careless locks of fair hair.

This is a gentle delineation, is it not, reader? Yet he whom it describes scarcely impressed one with the idea of a gentle, a yielding, an impressible, or even of a placid nature. Quiescent as he now sat, there was something about his nostril, his mouth, his brow, which, to my perceptions, indicated elements within either restless, or hard, or eager.

Based on this description, what is Jane's overall opinion of St. John?

A

While she does not overtly dislike him, she does not care for his looks or manners.

B

She feels as though she will learn to like him because he is secretly a passionate person.

C

She does not trust him because she feels as though he is hiding something.

D

His mostly calm demeanor helps to keep her mind off of Mr. Rochester.

E

She finds herself inexplicably attracted to him.