-Jane Eyre-

Bertha Mason

The first wife of Rochester that became mad, making Rochester keep her locked in the third storey of Thornfield, hidden away and kept secret. She constantly tries to burn Thornfield down and ends up succeeding, killing herself in the process and thus paving the way for Jane to pursue Rochester again. 


‘Fearful and ghastly to me—oh, sir, I never saw a face like it! It was a discoloured face—it was a savage face. I wish I could forget the roll of the red eyes and the fearful blackened inflation of the lineaments!’


‘This, sir, was purple: the lips were swelled and dark; the brow furrowed: the black eyebrows widely raised over the bloodshot eyes. Shall I tell you of what it reminded me?’


‘Of the foul German spectre—the Vampyre’

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