Lesson Element Learner resource 2: Voice and characterisation

Lesson Element
Learner resource 2: Voice and characterisation
Paired list of character traits
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I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me; I must resist
those who punish me unjustly.
Rochester says page 355 Chapter 27(5 pages from Ch 28)
I found you full of strange contrasts. Your garb and manner were often restricted by rule;
your air was often diffident, and altogether that of one refined by nature, but absolutely
unused to society and a good deal afraid of making herself disadvantageously conspicuous
by some solecism or blunder; yet when addressed, you lifted a keen, a daring, and a glowing
eye to your interlocutor’s face: there was penetration and power in each glance you gave;
when plied by close questions, you found ready and round answers … There was something
glad in your glance, and genial in your manner, when you conversed: I saw you had a social
heart; it was the silent schoolroom – it was the tedium of your life – that made you mournful.
Chapter 2 Jane looks in mirror as a child
All looked colder and darker in that visionary hollow than in reality: and the strange little
figure there gazing at me, with a white face and arms specking the gloom, and glittering eyes
of fear moving where all else was still, had the effect of a real spirit: I thought it like one of
the tiny phantoms, half fairy, half imp, Bessie’s evening stories represented as coming out of
lone, ferny dells in moors, and appearing before the eyes of belated travellers.
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