I will be your neighbour, your nurse, your housekeeper. I find you lonely: I will be your companion – to read to you, to walk with you, to sit with you, to wait on you, to be eyes and hands to you. Cease to look so melancholy, my dear master; you shall not be left desolate, so long as I live.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 37. During the heartbreakingly joyful reunion between Jane and the blind and disfigured Rochester, Jane offers him lifelong companionship and friendship. She wants to take care of him and be at his side. While Jane is a financially independent woman now and the equal of Rochester, she still calls him “master” and offers to take on a role of subservience as his nurse and housekeeper. Jane wants to serve the now helpless Rochester with her love.