Jane Eyre Characters

The main characters from our production of Jane Eyre.

Jane Eyre

Orphaned at a young age and raised in hardship, Jane’s strong spirit helps her overcome the challenges she faces as she develops from an intelligent yet emotionally volatile girl to an astute and fulfilled woman.

Edward Rochester

Jane’s employer and the master of Thornfield. A dark and impassioned man with a hidden past that threatens to ruin him.

Bertha Mason

Mr Rochester’s insane wife. She is confined to a secret room at Thornfield and guarded by a servant, Grace Poole. 

Mrs Fairfax

The housekeeper at Thornfield who befriends Jane. 

Rev. St. John Rivers

Ambitious and cold, St. John takes in a desolate Jane after she flees Thornfield and desires to marry her to further his goal of becoming a missionary.

Blanche Ingram

Beautiful and desirable, Blanche is a socialite who often frequents Thornfield and hopes to marry Mr Rochester for his wealth.

Adele Varens

Jane’s pupil at Thornfield and possible illegitimate daughter of Mr Rochester who is her guardian.  

Helen Burns

Jane’s best friend at Lowood Institution. She endures a short but miserable life that she bears with a graceful dignity.