For Day 4 of our discussion of Jane Eyre, let’s turn our attention to the “mad woman in the attic,” Bertha Rochester.
Some critics suggest that Bertha is a sort of shadow figure / alter-ego to Jane, acting out all of the anger and unrestrained parts of Jane’s nature that have to be locked away or destroyed in order for Jane to find her happiness as a Victorian wife or mother. Do you agree? Why or why not?
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