Scoring Guide: APE rubric
Late work for Major Assignments & Notebooks will have a letter grade deducted for every day late.
In full disclosure, I did not come up with these topics, but I do like them. I would cite or reference this, but I don’t know from where they came.
These are prompts, meant to prompt you to make some interesting and (provable with text) assertions:
When Jane returns to Rochester she finds him blind and the house burnt down. Has Rochester has changed and learnt from this experience? Consider chapter 37 “Jane! You think me, I dare say, an irreligious dog. . .”.
- Do you feel that it is only now that Jane and Rochester can be equal? Does his blindness and reliance on her negate her social inferiority, or is that too harsh a view of their relationship?
- What, in the final chapter, do we learn from their marriage? Does it represent fulfillment to both characters or is it the marriage still balancing of opposite values?
- Why does the novel end with the reference to St. John Rivers, rather than to herself and Rochester?