As to St. John Rivers…He entered on the path he had marked for himself; he pursues it still. A more resolute, indefatigable pioneer never wrought amid rocks and dangers…His is the ambition of the high master-spirit, which aims to fill a place in the first rank of those who are redeemed from the earth – who stand without fault before the throne of God…No fear of death will darken St. John’s last hour.

– Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, Chapter 38. In the final passages of the novel, Jane tells us what happens to St. John Rivers, who played a major part in her life. He entered the missionary life with a pioneering zeal and stands before God “without fault” and with no fear of death.