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In Charlotte Brontes novel Jane Eyre there is a slightly inconspicuous character that many readers may choose to ignore The character that I speak of is Adele the adorable French girl that Edward Rochester has taken as his own While many people may undermine the importance of this character in the novel it is easy to see that she plays a vital role in the coming together of Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre Unlike many novels or stories Bronte chooses to use Adele as more of a symbol than someone who directly helps in the marriage of two people meaning that Adele is unaware of her bringing her master and Jane Eyre together The role of Adele can be described as small and at times undefined however before all is said and done her role or symbolism as I see it is clearly definedThe first role that Adele plays in the story is that of a bridge between Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre Had it not been for Adele needing a governess they would have never met Jane had sent out her application to a nearby paper to be published for people needing a governess to see The only reply she received was from a Mrs Fairfax a servant at the Rochester mansion It was for Adele that Jane was needed Adele was rough around the edges and needed some work on the finer things of being an American She spoke mostly in French and therefore needed a governess to teach her better English Her master Mr Rochester required her to know how to read and write in English He also would like for Jane to teach Adele what she could about music and the art of drawing Adele became quite close to Jane and enjoyed her company Jane also became quite fond of Adele a good example of this takes place when Edward wants to bring only Jane into Millcote and Jane desperately begs
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