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When Jane first learns the location of Thornfield Hall she remarks:

"I longed to go where there was life and movement: Millcote was a large manufacturing town on the banks of the A-; a busy place enough, doubtless: so much the better; it would be a complete change at least."

What does this quotation suggest about Victorian towns and cities?


Smaller towns were unsustainable if they were not close to a larger city.


The Industrial Revolution had not reached England at this point.


Jane had a much better chance of getting a job in a city than a town.


Cities were highly immoral places that Jane wanted to avoid.


The placement of cities was uneven around the surrounding rural areas.

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