I hoped you [might be trusted to] protect yourself


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The quotation comes from Jane Eyre Chapter 24

Quotation: “No: you are very well; and much improved of late; and Mr. Rochester, I daresay, is fond of you. I have always noticed that you were a sort of pet of his. There are times when, for your sake, I have been a little uneasy at his marked preference, and have wished to put you on your guard: but I did not like to suggest even the possibility of wrong. I knew such an idea would shock, perhaps offend you; and you were so discreet, and so thoroughly modest and sensible, I hoped you might be trusted to protect yourself.

Context: Mrs. Fairfax was pessimistic of the marriage between Jane and Mr. R.
Hi everyone! I don't quite understand the bold part. I thought it means "I hoped you might rely on yourself to protect yourself". But the expression of "..might be trusted" is a passive voice. As "reliable" means "capable of being relied on", so now I interpret the sentence as "I hoped you were a reliable protector for yourself". Is it correct?
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