The Question and Answer section for Jane Eyre is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
What chapter are you referring to?
From the text, we can infer that Blanche would send Adele to boarding school.
"Mr. Rochester, I thought you were not fond of children?"
"Nor am I."
"Then, what induced you to take charge of such a little doll as that?" (pointing to Adele). "Where...
I think your quesstion is embodied in the character of Blanche Ingram. The young and beautiful society lady who is Jane's primary romantic rival. Jane is convinced that the haughty Miss Ingram would be a poor match for Mr. Rochester, but she...