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Introspection half-belief in the supernatural conflicting emotions gushing description appear throughout Jane Eyre Rochesters mention of prescience -- both foreshadowing and premonition -- come up again and again throughout the work I knew you would do me good in some way I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you Rochester tells Jane Both he and she believe implicitly the things they read in eyes in nature in dreams Jane has dreams which she considers unlucky and sure enough ill fortune befalls her or her kin When she is in a garden which seems Eden-like and laden with honey-dew the love of her life proposes to her However that very night the old horse-chestnut tree at the bottom of the garden is struck by lightning and split in half hinting at the difficulties that lie in store for the couple The turbulent exploration of Janes emotions so characteristic of the text reveals some of Bronts most prevalent ideas -- that judgment must always warn passion and that the sweet hills of Beulah are found within oneself As Jane grows throughout the book one of the most important things she learns is to rule her heart with her mind When a child at Gateshead she becomes entirely swept up in an emotional tantrum which proves to be the most painful memory of her childhood At the pivotal point in the plot when Jane decides to leave Rochester she puts her love for him second to the knowledge that she cannot ethically remain with him - the counteracting breeze once again preventing her from reaching paradise Only when Rochester has become worthy of her and judgment and passion move toward the same end can she marry him and achieve complete happiness Charlotte Bront like her heroine traveled to wondrous lands within the confines of her own head While Jane engrossed in Bewicks History of
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