83% done with Jane Eyre

I swear to molasses, if Charlotte ends this novel with everyone too proud to let love have its way I’m going to be very annoyed.

Is this what pious virtue is – to reserve oneself in the presence of true love because their are some strings attached?

If you love someone, be with them. Quit being a proud pain in the butt and stop thinking you have to be miserable in this life to please the master of the next.