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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?


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


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


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


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


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

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