Orphaned as a kid, Jane has felt an outsider her entire youthful life. Her boldness is tried indeed when she lands at Thornfield Hall, where she has been employed by the agonizing, glad Edward Rochester to think about his ward Adèle. Jane winds up attracted to his agitated at this point kind soul. She becomes hopelessly enamored.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”