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date: 26 June 2019

Abbot, Martha, 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to the Brontes
Author(s):

Christine Alexander

in Jane Eyre; the spiteful, sycophantic lady's maid to Jane Eyre's Aunt Sarah *Reed. She respects her employer for her money and despises Jane for her lack of it: Jane, as a dependant, and less than a servant because she does not work for her keep, should be subservient to her benefactress and to her young ‘Master’, ... ...

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