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Jane Eyre

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The Need for Literature

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Jane reflects that without the creation of new, inspired literature the world would be in a "hell of your own meanness." Through this statement, she is making the claim that

A

St. John is wrong to claim that art is frivolous.

B

the shortage of great literature is proof that the world is at a point of crisis.

C

the influence of great literature is invaluable to the continuation of a productive society.

D

the understanding of Scripture is made possible through great literature.

E

literature has been vital to her life because of the escape it provided from her own difficult circumstances.