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Jane Eyre

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St. John's Resolution

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In relation to St. John, Jane reveals, "He entered on the path he had marked for himself; he pursues it still. A more resolute, indefatigable pioneer never wrought amidst rocks and dangers."

What is the significance of Brontë devoting the last few pages of her novel to St. John Rivers?

A

The reflection reminds readers that Jane's story could have ended similarly to St. John's because of the characters' similarities.

B

St. John's ending eases readers' guilt about Jane fleeing his proposal to be with Rochester.

C

St. John's continued faith during hardships ends the novel more cohesively than Jane's happy ending.

D

St. John is the one strong connection Jane has that cannot participate in her new, happy life.

E

The shifted focus reminds readers that Jane is never one to focus too much on herself--even at the conclusion of her "autobiography."