Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte

 Assignments – Part II
Chapters 26-38
© 2002 Elaine E. Schneider
 

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Chapters 26-27

Synopsis:
Jane learns all and then leaves Thornfield.

Vocabulary:

1.  The Word: vestry

In Context: “The church…as but just beyond the gates…’Mr. Wood is in the vestry, sir, putting on his surplice.’”  (p. 292)

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2.  The Word: impediment

In Context: “’The marriage cannot go on; I declare the existence of an impediment.’” (p.293)

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3.  The Word: slough

In Context: “…I wanted to be weak that I might avoid the awful passage of further suffering I saw laid out for me; and conscience, turned tyrant, held passion by the throat, told her tauntingly, she had yet but dipped her dainty foot in the slough, and swore that with that arm of iron, he would thrust her down to unsounded depths of agony.” (p.302)

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4.  The Word: profligate

In Context: “…you must have a strange opinion of me: you must regard me as a plotting profligate – a base and low rake who has been simulating disinterested love in order to draw you into a snare…” (p.304)

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5.  The Word: expostulate

In Context: “’…the floodgates of tears are opened, and they would rush out if you spoke much; and you have no desire to expostulate, to upbraid, to make a scene…’” (p.304)

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6.  The Word: upbraid

In Context: “’…the floodgates of tears are opened, and they would rush out if you spoke much; and you have no desire to expostulate, to upbraid, to make a scene…’” (p.304)

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7.  The Word: inexorable

In Context: “’Sir,’ I interrupted him, ‘you are inexorable for that unfortunate lady: you speak of her with hate…’” (p.306)

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8.    The Word:   avaricious

In Context: “’And did you ever hear that my father was an avaricious, grasping man?” (p.309)

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9.    The Word:   besotted

In Context: “’There is no folly so besotted that the idiotic rivalries of society, the prurience, the rashness, the blindness of youth, will not hurry a man to its commission.’” (p.310)

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10.    The Word:   prurience

In Context: “’There is no folly so besotted that the idiotic rivalries of society, the prurience, the rashness, the blindness of youth…’” (p.310)

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11.    The Word:   imbecile

In Context:    “’…whatever topic I started, immediately received from her a turn at once coarse and trite, perverse and imbecile...’” (p.311)

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12.    The Word:   eschew

In Context: “’…I eschewed upbraiding, I curtailed remonstrance; I tried to devour my repentance and disgust in secret…’” (p.311)

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13.    The Word:   noxious

In Context: “’Pity, Jane, from some people is a noxious and insulting sort of tribute, which one is justified in hurling back in the teeth of those who offer it…’” (p.313)

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14.    The Word:   repudiate

In Context: “’…I repudiated the contamination of her crimes, and wrenched myself from connection with her mental defects.’” (p.312)

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15.    The Word:   odious

In Context: “’…that recollection was … inexpressibly odious to me…’” (p.312)

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16.    The Word:   refulgent

In Context: “Whilst I walked … amongst (the) drenched pomegranates and pine-apples, and while the refulgent dawn of the tropics kindled round me…’” (p.313)

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17.    The Word:   oblivion

In Context: “’Let her identity, her connection with yourself, be buried in oblivion: you are bound to impart them to no living being.’” (p.314)

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18.    The Word:   degradation

In Context: “’Place her in safety and comfort: shelter her degradation with secrecy, and leave her.’” (p.314)

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19.    The Word:   fidelity

In Context: “’I had some trouble in finding an attendant for her; as it was necessary to select one on whose fidelity dependence could be placed; for her ravings would inevitably betray my secret…’” (p.314)

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20.    The Word:   antipodes

In Context: “’I longed only for what suited me – for the antipodes …’” (p.316)

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21.    The Word:   debauchery

In Context: “’Disappointment made me reckless. I tried dissipation – never debauchery: that I hated and hate.’” (p.316)

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22.    The Word:   arbitress

In Context: “’On a stile in Hay Lane I saw a quiet little figure sitting by itself…I had no presentiment…that the arbitress of my life…waited there in humble guise.’” (p.317)

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23.    The Word:   linnet

In Context: “’Childish and slender creature! It seemed as if a linnet had hopped to my foot and proposed to bear me on it tiny wing.’” (p.318)

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24.    The Word:   reverie

In Context: “’When at last she left you, you lapsed at once into deep reverie…with…day visions…’” (p.318)

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25.    The Word:   bilious

In Context: “’…there was a pleasurable illumination in your eye occasionally, a soft excitement in your aspect, which told of no bitter, bilious, hypochondriac brooding: your look revealed rather the sweet musings of youth.’” (p.318)

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26.    The Word:   solecism

In Context: “’…your air was...of (one) afraid of making herself disadvantageously conspicuous by some solecism or blunder…’” (p.319)

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27.    The Word:   epicure

In Context: “’I was an intellectual epicure, and wished to prolong the gratification of making this novel and piquant acquaintance.’” (p.319)

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28.    The Word:   magnanimity

In Context: “’I should have appealed to your nobleness and magnanimity…’” (p.320)

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29.    The Word:   syncope

In Context: “The light that long ago had struck me into syncope, recalled in this vision, seemed glidingly to mount the wall……’” (p.324)

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30.    The Word:   bereavement

In Context: “…I could yet spare him the bitter pang of bereavement…I could go back and be his comforter…” (p.326)

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31.    The Word:   approbation

In Context: “I had no solace from self-approbation: none even from self-respect. I had injured – wounded – left my master. I was hateful in my own eyes.” (p.327)

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Writing Assignment:
Discuss the following passage:

 “It was with me: and I did not like it. It was a groveling fashion of existence: I should never like to return to it. Hiring a mistress is the next worst thing to buying a slave: both are often by nature, and always by position, inferior: and to live familiarly with inferiors is degrading. I now hate the recollection of the time I passed with Celine, Giacinta, and Clara.”
 I felt the truth of these words; and I drew from the certain inference, that if I were so far to forget myself and all the teaching that had ever been instilled into me, as – under any pretext – with any justification – through any temptation – to become the successor of these poor girls, he would one day regard me with the same feeling which now in his mind desecrated their memory.

Limit your answer to 120 words.
 

Chapters 28-30

Synopsis:
Jane finds herself starving, exhausted, and destitute. At the point of death, she at last finds aid from the hands of St. John, Diana, and Mary Rivers.

Vocabulary:

1.  The Word: benign

In Context: “The dew fell, but with propitious softness; no breeze whispered. Nature seemed to me benign and good…”  (p. 329)

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2.  The Word: filial

In Context: “Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, (and) insult, clung to her with filial fondness.” (p.329)

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3.  The Word: pinion

In Context: “…a sad heart…trembled…impotent as a bird with both wings broken, it still quivered its shattered pinions in vain attempts to seek him.” (p.329)

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4.  The Word: parsonage

In Context: “Near the churchyard…stood a…small house, which I had no doubt was the parsonage.” (p.333)

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5.  The Word: soliloquy

In Context: “’My strength is quite failing me,’ I said, in soliloquy.’” (p.335)

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6.  The Word: obscurity

In Context: “Entering the gate and passing the shrubs, the silhouette of a house rose to view; black, low, and rather long; but the guiding light shone nowhere. All was obscurity.” (p.337)

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7.  The Word: cursorily

In Context: “I noted these objects cursorily only – in them there was nothing extraordinary.” (p.337)

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8.    The Word:   vouchsafe

In Context: “And how impossible did it appear to touch the inmates of this house with concern on my behalf; to make them believe in the truth of my wants and woes – to induce them to vouchsafe a rest for my wanderings!” (p.340)

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9.    The Word:   specter

In Context: “’Perhaps a little water would restore her. Hannah, fetch some. But she is worn to nothing. How very thin and how very bloodless!’
              ’A mere specter!’
    ‘Is she ill, or only famished?’” (p.342)

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10.    The Word:   avidity

In Context: “’A little more, St. John – look at the avidity in her eyes.’” (p.342)

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11.    The Word:   alias

In Context:    “…I answered – ‘My name is Jane Elliott.’ Anxious as ever to avoid discovery, I had before resolved to assume an alias.” (p.342)

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12.    The Word:   mendicant

In Context: “I dared to put off the mendicant – to resume my natural manner and character.” (p.343)

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13.    The Word:   aversion

In Context: “Never once in their dialogues did I hear a syllable of regret at the hospitality they had extended to me; or of suspicion of, or aversion to, myself.” (p.345)

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14.    The Word:   injudicious  (adjective)    injudiciously  (adverb)

In Context: “’You will find she is some young lady who has had a misunderstanding with her friends and has probably injudiciously left them.’” (p.345)

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15.    The Word:   tractability

In Context: “’…I trace lines of force in her face which make me skeptical of her tractability.’” (p.345)

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16.    The Word:   satiety

In Context: “When she left me, I felt comparatively strong and revived; ere long, satiety of repose and desire for action stirred me.” (p.345)

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17.    The Word:   eradicate

In Context: “Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart…” (p.347)

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18.    The Word:   peruse

In Context: “Mr. St. John – sitting as still as one of the dusky pictures on the walls; keeping his eyes fixed on the page he perused and his lips mutely sealed – was easy enough to examine.” (p.350)

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19.    The Word:   mutely

In Context: “Mr. St. John – sitting as still as one of the dusky pictures on the walls; keeping his eyes fixed on the page he perused and his lips mutely sealed – was easy enough to examine.” (p.350)

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20.    The Word:   quiescent

In Context: “Quiescent as he now sat, there was something about his nostril, his mouth, his brow, which, to my perceptions, indicated elements within either restless, or hard, or eager.” (p.351)

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21.    The Word:   fathom

In Context: “St. John’s eyes, though clear enough in a literal sense, in a figurative one were difficult to fathom.” (p.351)

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22.    The Word:   philanthropist

In Context: “I (hope) that some true philanthropist will put me in the way of getting work…and the remuneration…will keep me: if but in the barest necessaries…” (p.352)

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23.    The Word:   direful

In Context: “Miserable I am, and must be for a time; for the catastrophe which drove me from the house I had found a paradise was of a strange and direful nature.” (p.353)

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24.    The Word:   torpor

In Context: “’I know all your sisters have done for me since – for I have not been insensible during my seeming torpor – and I owe to their spontaneous, genuine, genial compassion, as large a debt as to your evangelical charity.’” (p.353)

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25.    The Word:    acumen

In Context: “But when St. John had mused a few moments, he recommenced, as imperturbably, and with as much acumen as ever.” (p.354)

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26.    The Word:   succor

In Context: “And if you are inclined to despise the day of small things, seek some more efficient succor than such as I can offer.” (p.354)

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27.    The Word:   sequestered

In Context: “They loved their sequestered home. I, too, in the gray, small, antique structure…under…mountain winds; its garden, dark with yew and holly – and where no flowers but of the hardiest species would bloom – found a charm both potent and permanent.” (p.355)

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28.    The Word:   halcyon

In Context: “The strong blast and the soft breeze; the rough and the halcyon day; the hours of sunrise and sunset…” (p.356)

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29.    The Word:   assiduous

In Context: “Mary would sit and watch me by the hour…then she would take lessons; and a docile, intelligent, assiduous pupil she made.” (p.356)

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30.    The Word:   patrimony

In Context: “I am poor; for I find that, when I have paid my father’s debts, all the patrimony remaining to me will be this crumbling grange, the row of scathed firs behind, and the patch of moorish soil…” (p.359)

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31.    The Word:    contravene

In Context: “’…to live here …pent in with mountain – my nature, that God gave me, contravened; my faculties, heaven bestowed, paralysed – made useless.’”(p.362)

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32.    The Word:   inexorable

In Context: “You would think him gentle, yet in some things he is inexorable as death…” (p.363)

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33.    The Word:   supervene

In Context: “At that moment a little accident supervened…the vexing one of the slip between the cup and the lip.” (p.363)

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Writing Assignment:
Describe Jane’s new position. How will it be different from her past job at Thornfield? How is it like other experiences in her life? Why do you think she accepts the position? Write at least 200 words. Write in complete sentences in paragraph format.
 

Chapters 31-33

Synopsis:
Jane begins teaching in the village school, meets Miss Oliver, and learns she has family.

Vocabulary:

1.  The Word: delf     (Also spelled delft.)

In Context: “My home…is a cottage…containing four painted chairs and a table…a cupboard with two or three plates and dishes, and a set of tea-things in delf.”  (p. 364)

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2.  The Word: scions

In Context: “I must not forget that these coarsely clad little peasants are of flesh and blood as good as the scions of gentlest genealogy…” (p.365)

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3.  The Word: commodious

In Context: “My cottage is clean…my furniture sufficient and commodious.” (p.367)

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4.  The Word: votary

In Context:         “…yes, the heart of a politician, of a soldier, of a votary of glory, a lover of renown, a luster after power…” (p.368)

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5.  The Word: ken

In Context:         “…my powers heard a call from heaven to rise, gather their full strength, spread their wings, and mount beyond ken.” (p.368)

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6.  The Word: inducement

In Context: “’Do you think you shall like Morton?’
                          …’I shall. I have many inducements to do so.’” (p.370)

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7.  The Word: hiatus

In Context: “She filled up the hiatus his silence left by a reply of her own.” (p.371)

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8.    The Word:   stoicism 

In Context: “In spite of his Christian stoicism, when she went up and addressed him … fondly in his face, his hand would tremble and his eye burn.” (p.374)

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9.    The Word:   petulance

In Context: “…she would withdraw her hand hastily from his, and turn in transient petulance from his aspect at once so heroic and so martyr-like.” (p.374))

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10.    The Word:   turret

In Context:    “…Mr. Oliver…massive-featured, middle-aged, and gray-headed…at whose side his lovely daughter looked like a bright flower near a hoary turret..” (p.375)

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11.    The Word:   approbation

In Context: “Her father…expressed in strong terms his approbation of what I had done in Morton School; and said he only feared, from what he saw and heard, I was too good for the place and would soon quit it for one more suitable.”    (p.376)

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12.    The Word:   enervate

In Context: “’I will promise to paint you a careful and faithful duplicate of this very picture…would it be a consolation to have that memento in your possession? Or would the sight of it bring recollections calculated to enervate and distress?’” (p.378)

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13.    The Word:   audacity

In Context: “I discerned he was…neither angry nor shocked at my audacity.” (p.379)

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14.    The Word:   inundation

In Context: “’Fancy me yielding and melting as I am doing: human love rising like a freshly opened fountain in my mind and overflowing with sweet inundation all the field I have so carefully, and with such labor prepared – so assiduously sown with the seeds of good intentions, of self-denying plans.’” (p.379)

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15.    The Word:   assiduously

In Context: “’Fancy...love rising like a freshly opened fountain in my mind and overflowing with sweet inundation all the field I have so carefully, and with such labor prepared – so assiduously sown with the seeds of good intentions…’” (p.379)

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16.    The Word:   ignoble

In Context: “’I scorn the weakness. I know it is ignoble, a mere fever of the flesh, not, I declare, the convulsion of the soul.’” (p.381)

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17.    The Word:   hackneyed

In Context: “…the story will sound somewhat hackneyed in your ears; but stale details often regain a degree of freshness when they pass through new lips.” (p.385)

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18.    The Word:   indigence

In Context: “It is a fine thing, reader, to be lifted in a moment from indigence to wealth…” (p.388)

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19.    The Word:   trifles

In Context: “’Did I not say you neglected essential points to pursue trifles?’” (p.393)

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20.    The Word:   intimated    (Be sure that you use this as a VERB in your sentence.)

In Context: “’I have intimated my view of the case…’” (p.393)

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Writing Assignment:
Jane learns that John, Diana, and Mary Rivers are her cousins. Their mother was Jane’s father’s sister. When Jane’s parents died, she might have been sent to live with the Rivers but – as we know from the plot – was sent instead to the Reed home. Write a paragraph telling how different Jane’s life might have been had she grown up in the Rivers home rather than the Reed home.
 

Chapters 34-35

Synopsis:
Jane entertains yet a second proposal of marriage and responds to a cry for help.

Vocabulary:

1.  The Word:  tenaciously

In Context: “Don’t cling so tenaciously to ties of the flesh...”  (p. 398)

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2.  The Word:           piquancy

In Context: “Still some novelty was necessary, to give to their return the piquancy with which I wished it to be invested.”  (p. 398)

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3.  The Word: exhilaration

In Context: “My cousins, full of exhilaration, were so eloquent in narrative an comment, that their fluency covered St. John’s taciturnity…” (pp. 400-401)

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4.  The Word: garrulous

In Context: “…the glad tumult, the garrulous glee of reception, irked him: I could see that he wished the quieter morrow was come.” (p.401)

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5.  The Word: ensuing

In Context: “I am afraid the whole of the ensuing week tried his patience.” (p.401)

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6.  The Word: paroxysm

In Context:   “…my voice failed me: words were lost in sobs…And while I smothered the paroxysm with all haste, he sat calm and patient…”  (p.407)

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7.  The Word: malady

In Context: “…watching with the eye of science an expected and fully understood crisis in a patient’s malady.”   (p. 407)

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8.    The Word:   oblation

In Context: “’Do you think God will be satisfied with half an oblation? Will he accept a mutilated sacrifice?’” (p.413)

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9.    The Word:   fallibility

In Context:         “How much of him was saint, how much mortal, I could not heretofore tell…I saw his fallibilities: I comprehended them.” (p.413)

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10.    The Word:   despotism

In Context:     “The veil fell from his hardness and despotism. Having felt in him the presence of these qualities, I felt his imperfection…” (p.414)

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11.    The Word:     implacable

In Context:            “…he made me feel what severe punishment, a good, yet stern, a conscientious, yet implacable man can inflict on one who has offended him.”  (p.417)

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12.    The Word:   vindictiveness

In Context: “Not that St. John harbored a spirit of unchristian vindictiveness – not that he would have injured a hair of my head…” (p.418)

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13.    The Word:   perdition

In Context: “’I cannot give you up to perdition as a vessel of wrath: repent – resolve; while there is yet time.’” (p.425)

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14.    The Word:   zealot

In Context: “All men of talent, whether they be men of feeling or not: whether they be zealots, or aspirants, or despots – provided only they be sincere – have their sublime moments…” (p.425)

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15.    The Word:    veneration

In Context: “I felt veneration for St. John – veneration so strong that its impetus thrust me at once to the point I had so long shunned.” (p.426)

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16.    The Word:   hierophant

In Context: “I stood motionless under my hierophant’s touch.”  (p.426)

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17.    The Word:   ascendancy

In Context: “I broke from St. John; who had followed, and would have detained me. It was my time to assume ascendancy.” (p.427)

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Writing Assignment:
none
 

Chapters 36-38

Synopsis:
Jane realizes a dream as truth.

Vocabulary:

1.  The Word:  timorous

In Context: “I looked with timorous joy towards a stately house: I saw a blackened ruin.”  (p. 432)

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2.  The Word:    cicatrized

In Context: “’I thought you would be revolted, Jane, when you saw my arm, and my cicatrized visage.’”  (p. 444)

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3.  The Word:     purveyor

In Context: “The water stood in my eyes to hear this avowal of his dependence: just as if a royal eagle, chained to a perch, should be forced to entreat a sparrow to become its purveyor.” (p. 447)

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4.  The Word: lachrymose

In Context: “But I would not be lachrymose: I dashed off the salt drops, and busied myself with preparing breakfast.” (p.447)

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5.  The Word: lacerate

In Context: “I softened considerably what related to the three days of wandering and starvation…the little I did say lacerated his faithful heart deeper than I wished.” (p.448)

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6.  The Word: pertinaciously

In Context:   “’Miss Eyre, I repeat it, you can leave me…Why do you remain pertinaciously perched on my knee, when I have given you notice to quit?’”  (p.451)

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Writing Assignment:

Book Report
 
 
 



About this Author and Educator:   Elaine Ernst Schneider is a teacher and freelance writer who has published articles, songs, and children's work. Elaine entered the classroom as a special education teacher in the 1970's. Since then, she has taught mainstream English Grammar, Literature, music K-12, deaf education, psychology, Algebra, creative writing, social studies, law, and science in both public and private schools. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum author for both Prentice Hall and Group Publishing and is the managing editor of Lesson Tutor, a lesson plan website found at http://www.lessontutor.com. Her most recent books, 52 Children’s Moments (Synergy Publications) and Taking Hearing Impairment to School (JayJo Books and the Guidance Channel) can be found at Amazon.com.







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