- There's a marked romanticism to the opening of the chapter, through the stay at the hotel and the drive and early introduction to Thornfield;
- the development of her impression and understanding of Mrs. Fairfax;
- the continued absence of dominant male figures ("dominant" as in consistently present and/or influential), who have very little apparent motive for continued absence--they're just not here;
- the slip from romantic back to gothic with the mounting exploration of the mansion;
- the nature of the discussion--internal and external--of ghosts, as they are clearly an accepted facet and group of participants in every day life, unsurprising and unremarkable, except that they bear with them some measure of terror.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
Jane Eyre XI -- chapter 11: GHOSTS and CROWS
For the size of this chapter, there's remarkably little in it, more than just the transition from old life to new, and I just have a few points to draw your attention to, any one or more of which are well worth discussion:
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