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In Charlotte Bronts novel Jane Eyre Janes sense of reasoning overrides her passion in her decision making Jane fights to remain as she is instead of conforming to Mr Rochesters standards and she resists St John Rivers attempt to transform her into a missionary machine Jane uses her reason to struggle against Rochesters persistence in making her conform to his standards At first Rochester claims to love Jane as she is because she is different from any woman he has ever met However after he proposes to Jane and she accepts he begins to offer her priceless jewels that he keeps in London Jane declines these by saying Never mind jewels I dont like to hear them spoken of Jewels for Jane Eyre sounds unnatural and strange I would rather not have them Rochester pleads with Jane to accept the jewels but she insists that she will not wear them because jewels do not suit her Having lost his first battle Rochester moves on and begins another He tells Jane I will attire my Jane in satin and lace and she shall have roses in her hair After hearing this Jane replies tenaciously by saying Then you wont know me sir and I shall not be your Jane Eyre any longer but an ape in a harlequins jacket a jay in borrowed plumes I would as soon see you Mr Rochester tricked out in stage-trappings as myself clad in court-ladys robe and I dont call you handsome sir though I love you most dearly far too dearly to flatter you Dont flatter me After all is said and done Rochester realizes he has been defeated and Jane sees that she has once again been victorious Unfortunately this is not the last time Jane will have to fight to remain as she is Later in the novel Rochester again tries to pressure Jane into becoming his mistress He tells her You shall go to
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