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When Mr. Rochester reveals his history with Céline Varens to Jane, he remarks,

And, Miss Eyre, so much was I flattered by this preference of the Gallic sylph for her British gnome, that I installed her in a hotel; gave her a complete establishment of servants, a carriage, cashmeres, diamonds, dentelles, &c.

What surprises Jane most about this confession?


Rochester must possess insecurities if flattery is enough to win him over.


Rochester's readiness to trust Jane with such personal information.


How easily Rochester gives in to his lustful passions.


That Adèle's presence at Thornfield could be the result of such a shocking backstory.


Rochester's eagerness to impress Céline is so far out of his character.

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