Jane Eyre, first as a child and later as a woman, is subjected to a number of ‘marrow-freezing incidents’ some of which can cause a chill of remembrance which never leaves her.

Yet none manages to oppress her spirit and liveliness.

‘A dream had scarcely approached my ear, when it fled affrighted, scared by a marrow-freezing incident enough.’


Source: Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (London: Bounty Books, 2012 (1847)), p. 191

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