In Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jane struggles to find the love she deserves. It starts at a very young age when her aunt, her only guardian, fails to display any love towards her, and treats her with extreme disdain. This is displayed when her aunt locks her in a room all day left to contemplate the mere defence against her awful cousin, that sentenced her to the dreadful room. She was then sent to a boarding school where she had to stand on a chair without food or water all day for no good reason. Because of her lonely childhood, she was constantly searching for love and a place where she would fit in as an adult. This is why when she finds the Rochester home, and Mr. Rochester himself it is so significant. She was needed, wanted, and loved. This also explains why Mr. Rochesters betrayal cuts so deep. She finally got everything she had been searching for to then have it ripped away from her when she found out about Mr. Rochesters wife. So, she runs away again and stays away until she can no longer bear the emptiness inside her. She finally goes after him and takes him back because, after all love trumps any grudge she ever held against him.