I shall revisit it healed and cleansed, with a very angel as my comforter

Irelia20150604

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Chinese
The quotation comes from Jane Eyre Chapter 24

Quotation: “You shall sojourn at Paris, Rome, and Naples: at Florence, Venice, and Vienna: all the ground I have wandered over shall be re-trodden by you: wherever I stamped my hoof, your sylph’s foot shall step also. Ten years since, I flew through Europe half mad; with disgust, hate, and rage as my companions: now I shall revisit it healed and cleansed, with a very angel as my comforter.”
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Hi everyone! I don’t quite understand the bold part. I try to interpret it as below. Is it correct?

Now I shall revisit it with a healed and cleansed soul, accompanied by a very angel (= Jane) who is my comforter
 
  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    Yes, that is what it means, with a tiny difference: the word as means acting as. So the combination of with and as says Jane will be acting as his comforter during the revisit, not that Jane is his comforter now, or in general.
     

    Sparky Malarky

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    English - US
    He had toured Europe before, but he was half-crazy and full of anger. Now he will go back, in a much better frame of mind (healed and cleansed).
     
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