“Jane Eyre” is a novel full of love and the lack thereof. Jane has had the fortunate and unfortunate situations where she has experienced both. When Jane was younger, she had lived with her Aunt Reed who was nothing but rude and nasty to her. She had grown up with that only to endure eight more years of a dreary boarding school where she received the same amount of affection as she would have at home. She grew up thinking that she was plain and not worthy of love. Jane had not even considered love for the first 18 years of her life. After, she had found a job as a governess and fell deeply in love with her master, something she never thought possible, only to find that he love her as well. Mr. Rochester had said, “‘But, Jane, I summon you as my wife: it is only you I intend to marry.’ I was silent: I thought he mocked me.”(Page 292) Jane had grown up thinking all her life that she would never be loved with the way that she was treated. She did not believe at first what Mr. Rochester was suggesting. Jane had learned later in her life that she was capable of loving and being loved.