1. At many times in the novel, the weather adds significance to the events. What is the significance of the weather change in chapter 23?
2. After a long period with hardly any references to God, the final line of chapter 24 reveals: "I could not, in those days, see God for his creature: of whom I had made an idol" (307). What is the meaning of this statement?
3. In chapter 25, Jane inspects the wreck of the chestnut tree under which she and Rochester sat just before lightning hit the tree. The split trunk’s two halves lie apart, yet joined by roots and firm base. Given the significance of the natural world on Jane’s inner life, what might you infer about the wrecked chestnut tree?