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Jane and Rochester kneel in her bedroom facing each other, he has a hand on her knee

Jane Eyre Characters

Jane Eyre reaches for Rochester's arm

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.
Rochester on the ground, recoiling from fire

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 dramatically reveals herself at Rochester and Jane's wedding

Bertha Mason

Mr Rochester’s insane wife. She is confined to a secret room at Thornfield and guarded by a servant, Grace Poole.
Heathcliff extends his leg while sat in his chair while Mrs Fairfax patiently looks on

Mrs Fairfax

The housekeeper at Thornfield who befriends Jane.
Rev St John Rivers offers Jane a steady arm but she appears uncertain

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.
While he appears ambivalent, Rochester encourages Blanche as they dance together

Blanche Ingram

Beautiful and desirable, Blanche is a socialite who often frequents Thornfield and hopes to marry Mr Rochester for his wealth.
Rochester's ward, Adele, admires her pretty new dress

Adele Varens

Jane’s pupil at Thornfield and possible illegitimate daughter of Mr Rochester who is her guardian.
Young Jane and Helen Buirns are punished by being made to stand on their chairs without moving for hours without end

Helen Burns

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

Photos taken by Emma Kauldhar, except for Rochester & Mrs Fairfax taken by Caroline Holden.