Possibility is the component of the meaning of 'freedom' that James sees as overshadowed by eulogism
. Yet, opposition to the notion of possibility is fundamental to determinism, so 'possibility' as an aspect of 'freedom' must indeed be overshadowed.
If he'll only outgrow the wish of self-glorification; if he'll only learn that stupendous assumptions of zest, overwhelming apostrophes, and heaped and multiplied eulogisms
, spring not from zest but are only hunger for it and a disguise of emotional emptiness or of a huge emotional conflict, then--but he can throw empires away and still be a kingdom" (301).
Similarly, Rochester uses non-human terms for Jane (even his eulogisms
) because she is an enigma to him, as she is for St.