- We're in the second chapter of the visitors' frivolity, and I wonder what the guests think of Mr.R's treatment of the governess. And what of Mr. Eshton's alleged proposal to invite Jane to the game only to be countered by Lady Ingram? Is Jane's lack of rebuttal or challenge contrary to her character?
- Mr.R garnered disgust for Adele's mother when he saw with what it was she was cheating on him. Jane appears to hold similar distaste for Miss Ingram. Should this not dissuade her love of Mr.R?
- Are her justifications--his marrying for wealth, politics, family, etcetera--valid or delusional as foils against his charming such a lackluster lady?
- What is Bronte doing by showing how the ladies are so attracted to the visitor, Mr. Mason, while Jane is fairly repulsed by him? (Consider her descriptions of both men of her comparison in your answer.)
- The Ladies and Gentlemen's attitude toward the Gypsy camp reminds me of the hunter (name?) in Disney's Tarzan. Anything deemed beneath us is worth only its ability to entertain or by forgotten.