1.1 The character of Rochester is the character of a mechanical monster.
mechanical automaton, whose ever motion reveals that he moves not
by vital powers but by springs and machinery,-- Rev. of Jane Eyre, by
Charlotte Brontë. Graham's Magazine - 1848 the year after it was
1.2 c36. The servants say they never saw anybody so much
in love as he was: he was after her continually.
2.1 "because my equal is here, and my likeness."
3 Byronic Hero
3.1 "My master’s colourless, olive face, "
3.2 c36."It was all his own courage, and a body may say, his kindness, in
a way, ma'am: he wouldn't leave the house till every one else
was out before him.
3.3 "Square, massive brow, broad and jetty
eyebrows, deep eyes, strong features,"
3.4 " were not beautiful, according to rule;
but they were more than beautiful to me"
4.1 C36"Some say it was a just judgment on
him for keeping his first marriage secret,
and wanting to take another wife while he
had one living: but I pity him, for my part."
5.1 "Since happiness is irrevocably denied me, I have a right to
get pleasure out of life: and I will get it, cost what it may."
6 BEATEN DOWN
6.1 "some wronged and fettered wild beast or bird, dangerous to approach in his sullen woe"
7.1 "I did wrong: I would have
sullied my innocent flower "
7.2 "Divine justice pursued its course... I was forced to
pass through the valley of the shadow of death.
7.2.1 His chastisements are mighty; and one smote me
which has humbled me for ever."
8.1 "I began to see and acknowledge
the hand of God in my doom."
8.2 "I began to experience remorse, repentance;
the wish for reconcilement to my Maker. "
8.3 "I began sometimes to pray: very brief
prayers they were, but very sincere."