Rochester, Bertha

Rochester, Bertha

insane wife of Edward Rochester. [Br. Lit.: Jane Eyre]
See: Madness
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(250) Here, in a confrontation with Rochester, Bertha's stature and power come into consideration.
sexual) union with Rochester, Bertha haunts Jane's chamber, scares her unconscious rest, threatens her physical being, and thwarts her potential marriage.

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