An inexplicable and even supernatural moment in the book that proves a turning point, snapping Jane out of her acquiescence to a situation she manifestly doesn’t want.  The hill-sent echo is like a calling.

She duly responds.

 

‘”Where are you?” seemed spoken among mountains; for I heard a hill-sent echo repeat the words.’

 

Source: Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre (London: Bounty Books, 2012 (1847)), p. 588

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