The dominating/subservient dynamic of Bronte's novel might even make readers of the "Fifty Shades" series blush. Imagine if mousy governess Jane had told her "master" Mr Rochester exactly what she wanted to do to him? At the novel's close she finds her voice. Here's what might have happened:At once I saw he meant to kiss me once again. His lips would be relentless and ruthless; and the taste of him—the smokiness of his cigar combined with his uncivilised power—would render me helpless.
“Surrender, sweet Jane.”
“Nay, sir, I cannot; I will not.”
His thick brows furrowed above those eyes. Though the sun had been swallowed by eve, the intent was as clear as a spring brook. Mr Rochester would have me. Any further protest was swallowed by his lips. I knew I could have turned away; he held my hands—thus my upper body—imprisoned at the small of my back. My head was free.
“Kiss me,” he commanded, moving closer.