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What reason does Mr. Rochester give when Jane asks him why he feigned a desire to marry Blanche Ingram?
He claims he did intend to marry Blanche, but then realized he had stronger feelings for Jane.
He knew that pretending to love Blanche would cause Jane to confess her love for Rochester.
He wanted to make Jane jealous and strengthen her attraction to him.
The Ingram family wronged him years ago and he considered raising Blanche's hopes and then rejecting her as an acceptable form of revenge.
The plan was an elaborate opportunity for Rochester to play a trick on Jane.