Facts in Jane Eyre

Facts Examples in Jane Eyre:

Chapter III 1

"Guy Fawkes..."   (Chapter III)

Guy Fawkes was executed for attempting to blow up the British Parliament and assassinate King James I. This allusion emphasizes Jane’s inclination to rebel against any oppressors--in this case, Mrs. Reed.

"C'est comme cela que maman faisait, n'est-ce pas, monsieur?..."   (Chapter XIV)

“Didn't mother do it like this, sir?”

"Monsieur, je vous remercie mille fois de votre bonté..."   (Chapter XIV)

“Sir, I thank you innumerable times for being so generous”

"et mes souliers? et mes bas? Tenez, je croix que je vais danser!..."   (Chapter XIV)

“and my shoes? and stockings? Watch, as I dance!”

"Est-ce que ma robe va bien?..."   (Chapter XIV)

“What do you think of my dress?”

"roué of a vicomte..."   (Chapter XV)

This literally translates to “wheel of a nobleman”, but roué has a more subtle meaning. It refers to someone who lives a debauched lifestyle.