Selected scene 2
After Jane finds out Mr. Rochester has an insane wife.
Rochester: So come out at last. You shut yourself in your room and grieve alone. Not one word of reproach. Nothing. Is that to be my punishment? I didn't mean to wound you like this. Do you believe that? I would hurt you not for the world. What was I to do? Confess everything I should have lost you. I might as wall have lost my life.
Jane: You have lost me, Edward. And I've lost you.
Rochester: Why did you say that to me? To punish me a little longer? Jane, I've been through! For the first time I have found what can truly love. Don't take it away from me.
Jane: I must leave you.
Rochester: Jane, will you listen to me?
Jane: I will not live as your mistress!
Rochester: Is that all that important to be Mrs. Rochester?
Jane: Can you really believe I think that?
Rochester: What am I supposed to believe? You say you love me. How can you think of leaving me then?
Jane: Edward, what would I be as your mistress?A hanger-on? A dependence with... with no place of my own ? No right to be here. All rights would be on your side. None on mine.
Rochester: Rights. You talk like a lawyer. Everything that's mine is yours. What more can I give you?
Jane: I want nothing. Nothing. only you.
Rochester: Stay, Jane.
Jane: When I come to you, Edward, I come to you as an equal. I will not be less. Even for the man I love.
Rochester: You mean to go one way in the world and let me go another?
Rochester: It is wicked. Who in the world will care what we do?
Jane: I care You have a wife and she is still lilting.
Rochester: Living?! Heh.
Jane: She still lives. Whatever state God has seen fit to visit on her, she still lives. She can't help what she is. I will not slip past her slightly in the night to take my place in your bed.
Rochester: Fling me back then, upon the life I lived before.
Jane: You need no more choose, neither I. We are born to strive and endure. You will forget me before I forget you.
Rochester: You make a liar of me with such a language. Go then. Go! Such if I seem to you. Jane, wait, wait. Don't decide too soon. Wait a while, wait just a whi1e. Jane. Jane. Jane. Jane. Jane. Jane. Jane. Jane. Jane. Jane Eyre. Jane, wait, wait. Jane, wait a while , wait just a while.