Andile Lungisa and the creation of a martyr

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A scene in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, one of the most famous romance novels of all time, has been replaying itself in my mind for the past two weeks.

In the scene that takes place at Moor House, where Jane has been staying after leaving Thornfield broken-hearted, she is proposed to by her cousin St John Rivers, shortly before he is to leave for duty in India. ..

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