There is no one to meddle, sir. I have no kindred to interfere.
– Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre, Chapter 23. Jane’s statement that there is nobody in her life to interfere with a marriage to Rochester is doubly ironic. She has forgotten about her uncle John Eyre, who will “interfere” in Jane’s life when he leaves her a fortune. And there will be major interference with the marriage on Mr. Rochester’s side from his violently insane wife Bertha.