Biblical Allusions


In chapter one, Bullet is recalling the sound of his sister’s voice singing, “’Will there be any stars, any stars in my crown,’ that voice sang, ‘When at evening the sun goeth down? When I wake with the blest in the mansions of rest, will there be any stars in my crown.’” The lyrics are […]

The Incorruptible Crown

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As the novel closes, in chapter 38, Jane says of St. John Rivers, “The last letter I received from him drew from my eyes human tears, and yet filled my heart with divine joy: he anticipated his sure reward, his incorruptible crown.”


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In chapter three, Jane thinks “Yes, Mrs. Reed, to you I owe some fearful pangs of mental suffering, but I ought to forgive you, for you knew not what you did…” There is no doubt that Charlotte Bronte was recalling LUKE 23 : 34, which records that “Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Jesus spoke of the Romans and Jews…


1 CORINTHIANS 15 : 51-52 reveals the Apostle Paul telling the Corinthian church, “Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”