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The Pursuit of Human Freedom in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre - In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, one of the most prevalent and recurring themes and ideas relates to human freedom. The main characters in the two novels, Edna Pontellier and Jane Eyre, both long for social, religious, and sexual emancipation among other things – freedom from the constraints of Victorian society, which have rendered them dependent and inferior to men. While it is true that both protagonists of their respective novels wanted emancipation, their living conditions and qualities of life varied widely....   [tags: The Awakening, Jane Eyre, compare, contrast]
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A Comparison of Jane Eyre and Little Women - A Comparison of Jane Eyre and Little Women The novels Jane Eyre and Little Women are strikingly similar in many ways, and the characters Jane Eyre and Jo March are almost mirrors of each other. There are many similarities between Jane and Jo, and also some differences, as well. From childhood, although they find themselves in completely different situations, both girls experience many of the same trials in their younger years. Jane is an orphan who has no family to call her own, and lives with an aunt and cousins who despise and dislike her....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparing Eyre Little Essays] 1566 words
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How does St John Rivers compare to Rochester? - Jane Eyre is a novel written by Charlotte Bronte in 1847, it is written in the first-person narrative. The plot follows Jane Eyre through her life from a young age and through the novel the reader sees Jane maturing from a young girl into adulthood, Jane also goes through many emotions and experiences and the book touches on many themes for example love, social class and religion. During the novel Jane encounters two important men and through these men has two proposals of marriage, one from Rochester whom she loves and the other from her cousin St John Rivers....   [tags: Jane Eyre ] 1206 words
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Charles Dickens'Great Expectations Both Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, and Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, have many Victorian similarities. Both novels are influenced by the same three elements. The first is the gothic novel, which instilled mystery, suspense, and horror into the work. The second is the romantic poets, which gave the literature liberty, individualism, and nature. The third is the Byronic hero, which consists of the outcast or rebel who is proud and melancholy and seeks a purer life....   [tags: Compare Contrast Eyre Expectations Essays] 1857 words
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Comparison of Harry Potter and Jane Eyre - Harry Potter and Jane Eyre are two novel characters who have quite a lot of similarities. In their early childhood, both were raised as orphans, both experienced cruelty and unkind treatment from relatives who were supposed to take care of them, both were given opportunity to study and live far away from the people who treated them harshly, and both of them had a life-changing experience in their respective schools. Both Harry Potter and Jane Eyre grew up and lived with their relatives....   [tags: compare contrast essays]
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Comparing and Contrasting the Men of Jane Eyre - Comparing and Contrasting the Men of Jane Eyre        Love and companionship means different things to different people. Sometimes one searches for it in a person much like himself; a mate who upholds their own values and thinks the same thoughts. Other times, people yearn for someone with fresh ideas and an opposite personality to bring new emotions to his life. But in either case, the person that sometimes ends up being the mate one is attracted to is not always a choice that is conventionally upheld by society or perfect in every way....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Power of Great Expectations and Jane Eyre - The Power of Great Expectations and Jane Eyre       Many novels have been written in many different eras. Each era has its `reform' novel or piece of literature, or pieces of work that "broke the mold". For the Greeks, it was Homer's Odyssey; for the Renaissance, it was The Essays: Of Cannibals by Michel de Montaigne; for the Medieval era, it was Dante Alighieri's Inferno. It was the same in the Victorian era, which ran from 1850 to about 1900. The reform authors were Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Jane Eyre and Yellow Wallpaper - Similarities Between Jane Eyre and Yellow Wallpaper    There are notable similarities between Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. These similarities include the treatment of space, the use of a gothic tone with elements of realism, a sense of male superiority, and the mental instability of women. There is a similar treatment of space in the two works, with the larger, upstairs rooms at the summer lodging and at Thornfield Hall being associated with insanity and the smaller rooms below being safer and saner....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparing Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea - Comparing Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea Jean Rhys obviously had Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre in mind while writing Wide Sargasso Sea. Each novel contains events that echo other events or themes in the other. The destruction of Coulibri at the beginning of Wide Sargasso Sea reminds the reader of the fire at Thornfield towards the end of Jane Eyre. While each scene refers to events in its own book and clarifies events in its companion, one cannot conclude that Rhys simply reconstructed Thornfield's fall in Coulibri's....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Essay on Social Conventions in Jane Eyre and Hedda Gabler - Social Conventions in Jane Eyre and Hedda Gabler     Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre and Henrik Ibsen's play Hedda Gabler were written within fifty years of each other in the late 1800s. Both Jane and Hedda exist within the same social contexts. They are women of the middle class in European cultures. The fact Jane is penniless through much of the novel does not exclude her from the middle class. Jane and Hedda's experiences, education and values all belong to the middle class. Therefore it should be no surprise their words echo....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing the Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete - Quest for Self in Jane Eyre and Villete      "Why is Villette so disagreeable. Because the writer's mind contains nothing but hunger, rebellion and rage." Matthew Arnold, 1853.   Matthew Arnold was certainly forthcoming about the defects of both Charlotte Bronte's  mind and of her novel. Indeed he was not alone in his reaction to her; Anne  Mozley in The Christian Remembrancer ;in April 1853 wrote in reaction to  Bronte's other great work of "rebellion", Jane Eyre, that she had to make  "a protest against the outrages on decorum, the moral perversity, the  toleration, nay, indifference to vice which deform her picture of a  desolate woman" (my italics)....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Love in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea - Love in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea      In the passages presented below, both narrators are soliciting affection and love. For Jane, in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, her mother figure, Aunt Reed, shows absolutely no affection towards her niece. Coldly, Ms. Reed regards Jane only as a bothersome child she was left to raise. Similarly, Antoinette, in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, is raised disregarded and unloved by her mother Annette. Although shunned, Jane and Antoinette both have the passion and willingness to love....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of the Ideals of Bronte in Jane Eyre and Voltaire in Candide - The Ideals of Bronte in Jane Eyre and Voltaire in Candide        Subjective novelists tend to use personal attitudes to shape their characters. Whether it be an interjection of opinion here, or an allusion to personal experience there, the beauty of a story lies in the clever disclosure of the author's personality. Charlotte Bronte and Voltaire are no exceptions. Their most notable leading characters, Jane Eyre and Candide, represent direct expressions of the respective author's emotions and impressions....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Jane Eyre vs. Mary Wollstonecraft - Jane Eyre vs. Mary Wollstonecraft   There is no doubt that Charlotte Bronte knew the works of Mary Wollstonecraft, and she knew them well. Although Wollstonecraft's ideas were written a hundred years beforehand, many women did not read her work because it was not easily attainable. Many women were not educated to read this piece of literature and many men deemed it unimportant to their education. Bronte's works were cleverly disguised in women's entertainment, the novel. The main themes both women discuss are education, love and marriage....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Masculinity in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Masculinity in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Throughout the novel 'Jane Eyre' we meet 5 male characters. Immediately we can notice that the number of female characters outweighs the number of male characters. It feels as though Brontë is trying to tell us that overall women will come out more influential and powerful than men. Indeed power is what our male characters have in common. Their power however alters from character to character. This is the common version of masculinity portrayed by Bront throughout 'Jane Eyre'....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays] 1120 words
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The Real Rochester in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Real Rochester in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre   John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester was one of the most infamous rakes from the Restoration period. While Wilmot’s debauched lifestyle was well recorded, his deathbed conversion became even more popular. Through these early biographies and the poetry written by Wilmot, Charlotte Bronte became familiar with this historical figure. Bronte modeled her character of Edward Rochester on Wilmot. There are many instances in the novel Jane Eyre that link the two figures....   [tags: Jane Eyre essays]
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Great Expectations and Jane Eyre: Comparing and Contrasting Two Bildungsromans” - “Great Expectations and Jane Eyre: Comparing and Contrasting Two Bildungsromans” Charles Dickens (the author of Great Expectations) and Charlotte Brontë (the author of Jane Eyre) both grew up during the early 1800s. Growing up during the same time period, each author incorporated elements of the Victorian Society into these novels. Both novels depict the protagonist’s search for the meaning of life and the nature of the world within the context of a defined social order. In essence, the two novels encompass the all-around self-development of the main characters, by employing similar techniques....   [tags: compare contrast] 2079 words
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A Comparison of God and Religion in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea - God and Religion in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea      Jane Eyre, from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and Antoinette Mason, from Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, both depict very different creeds. While Bronte created Jane with a Christian background, Rhys has birthed Antoinette into a more primitive, confused faith. Analyzing each writer's description of the red room will reveal the religious nature of their characters. In both texts, the rooms are symbolic of church. As Jane is sent to the bedroom of her dead uncle, Bronte relates it to a place of worship....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber - In literature a reader often discovers "strange" encounters between the main characters and others in the story. These encounters usually serve to illustrate what characters learn about themselves as a result of these encounters. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Angela Carter's "The Bloody Chamber," each heroine must deal with specific consequences of these "strange" encounters. The characters emerge as their true selves as a direct result of these experiences. Jane Eyre and the heroine in "The Bloody Chamber" each experience a rather strange courtship which serves as each girl's first encounter with the man in her life....   [tags: Character Compare Contrast] 1662 words
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Essay on Responding to Pain in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea - Responding to Pain in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea   In both Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea, the main characters Jane and Antoinette are faced with hardships that affect each of them in different ways. In the passages below, the authors Charlotte Bronte and Jean Rhys illustrate that Jane and Antoinette grew fond of inanimate objects in response to the hurt that they had suffered in life. Although Jane and Antoinette appear to have come from painful backgrounds, each deals with her pain in a different manner, and therefore each leads a very different life into adulthood....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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A Comparison of Imprisonment in Yellow Wallpaper, Jane Eyre and Slave Girl - Imprisonment in Yellow Wallpaper, Jane Eyre and Slave Girl    When I think of prisons, the first thing that comes into my mind is of course locking someone up against their will or as a punishment, because someone else has decided that this is for the best or simply wants to get someone out of the way. Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre is locked up in the attic and the woman in The Yellow Wall-paper is confined to a summer home by her husband. For both these women, the locking up serves as yet another prison: they are both already prisoners in their own bodies by their mental states....   [tags: compare and contrast essay examples]
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Identity of Women in Shelley's Frankenstein, Bronte's Jane Eyre, and Eliot's The Mill on the Floss - Identity of Women in Shelley's Frankenstein, Bronte's Jane Eyre, and Eliot's The Mill on the Floss George Eliot is quoted as stating: "A woman's hopes are woven of sunbeams; a shadow annihilates them" (Miner 473). To extend this notion, Jean Giraudoux in Tiger at the Gates, states "I have been a woman for fifty years, and I've never been able to discover precisely what it is I am" (474). These two statements are related to each other because they express, in large part, the dilemma facing Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, and George Eliot as they set out to write fictional manuscripts....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane eyre and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea - Charlotte Bronte's Jane eyre and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea The Sargasso Sea is a relatively still sea, lying within the south-west zone of the North Atlantic Ocean, at the centre of a swirl of warm ocean currents. Metaphorically, for Jean Rhys, it represented an area of calm, within the wide division between England and the West Indies. Within such an area, a sense of stability, permanence and identity may be attained, despite the powerful, whirling currents which surround it. But outside of this ?sea?, one may be destabilised, drawn away by these outside forces, into the vast expanse of ?ocean....   [tags: Compare Contrast Bronte Rhys Essays]
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Childhood in Great Expectations and Jane Eyre - Compare the presentation of childhood in Great Expectations and Jane Eyre Both "Jane Eyre" and "Great Expectation" adopt a typically Victorian outlook on childhood, which can seem quite alien set against modern values. However in both books, and particularly in "Jane Eyre", there is an effort to create a convincing expression of childhood through strong emphasis of the child's point of view above all others. In both books there is a interesting use of hindsight within the first person narration; not only does the narrator describe their childhood with perfect clarity of detail "before the long hour and a half of prayers and Bible-reading was over, I felt ready to perish with cold....   [tags: English Literature] 2660 words
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Jane Erye's Experience as a Governess - A governess is an educated woman who works for a family by teaching the school age children. It was the type of job that almost all young girls would not want to be but ironically the children of the household most likely admired and were very fond of their governess. Most children were closer to their governess than their own mother. If there was a governess in a home, the mother no longer had to take care of her children but could now devote her life to the church and her husband. The term governess was often used in the 19th century to specify governesses in private homes, which Jane Eyre was, and school teachers....   [tags: Governesses, Jane Erye, ] 1003 words
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Flowers from the Storm - Romancing the Gothic Romance novels come in many different styles with a variety of subgenres, themes, and character blueprints. Jane Eyre and Flowers from the Storm are no different. Both Jane Eyre and Flowers from the Storm are romance novels, with Jane Eyre continuing early nineteenth century Romantic period traditions as well as a novel with a romantic relationship between two characters. Flowers from the Storm is a historical romance which is patterned after Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Laura Kinsale, author of Flowers, has won a variety awards for her writing, including the 1996 RRA-L Romance award for best all-time favorite romance for Flowers; Bronte’s Jane Eyre came in second....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Eyre] 2857 words
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Comparing and contrasting Jane Eyre to Lord of the Flies - Comparing and contrasting Jane Eyre to Lord of the Flies The children's childhood in 'Lord of the Flies' is similar to Jane's in 'Jane Eyre' e.g. just like the boys, she is scared of something that may not be real. Jane is afraid to go into the 'Red Room', when Jane is told that she must go to the Red Room she says 'O Aunt. Have pity. Forgive me. I cannot endure it - let me be punished some other way!' She is afraid of the ghost of Mr. Reed who died in the room a long time ago. She has never seen the ghost but she is still afraid of the possibility that it might be there....   [tags: English Literature] 1520 words
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Jane and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - Nobody lives a perfect life. People will experience certain things that may have a great impact on them. For some, being let down or disappointed might be more normal than being happy. In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the life lived by the protagonist, Jane, is full of disappointments. She was seldom happy, and when she did find her happiness in the man she loved, even he seemed to cross her. If her life wasn’t such as sad one, the events that occurred wouldn’t have impacted her the way they did....   [tags: Relationships, Marriage, Dissapointment]
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Overview: Jane Eyre by Charlott Brontё - Jane is the main character of the novel Jane Eyre. She is presented as a sensitive, passionate, intelligent and a reflective girl. From the very childhood, she is aware of her social status as an outsider. She remains lonely in her childhood and observes keenly the behavior of people. She limits herself to the books. When the injustice and pain of abuse crossed it limits, Jane act in response spontaneously. At Gateshead, she lashes out on John Reed and her aunt for their cruel behavior with her....   [tags: mrs. reed, bronte, fairfax, temple]
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Jane and Billy's Experiences of Childhood in A Kestrel for a Knave and Jane Eyre - Compare and Contrast Jane and Billy's Experiences of Childhood in A Kestrel for a Knave and Jane Eyre There are many similarities and differences in Billy and Jane's experiences of childhood. Although set in different times it's incredible how the schools are similar and how both children have had a hard upbringing. Billy and Jane's family and home life were very hard. Jane was an orphan and lived at her Aunt Reed's house. Jane's uncle's dying wish was for Jane to continue living in the house and to be treated like the other children....   [tags: English Literature] 2772 words
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Human Nature in Jane Eyre - When taking into account feministic views in the book, Jane Eyre, it is important to connect with the time period to accurately understand the point of view the author is trying to express. The Victorian Era focuses on telling a story through a dramatic monologue. Their focus is to reveal aspects of human psychology and through Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte does so by showing Jane grow up and connect her with the importance of the changing views of children into adults in the Victorian Era. In relation to A Room of One's Own and The Subjection of Women, there are feministic views present throughout both poems but in Jane Eyre the feministic theme is challenged by Jane because she wants to overc...   [tags: Charlotte Bronte] 1450 words
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Jane Eyre Essay: Following the Moral Compass in Jane Eyre - Following the Moral Compass in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is the perfect novel about maturing: a child who is treated cruelly holds herself together and learns to steer her life forward with a driving conscience that keeps her life within personally felt moral bounds. I found Jane as a child to be quite adult-like: she battles it out conversationally with Mrs. Reed on an adult level right from the beginning of the book. The hardship in her childhood makes her extreme need for moral correctness believable....   [tags: free essay writer] 1475 words
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Jane Eyre: Imagery - Jane Eyre: Imagery Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards acceptance. Throughout her journey, Jane comes across many obstacles. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstacle at each stop of Jane's journey: Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield Manor, Moor House, and Ferndean Manor. Through the progression of the story, Jane slowly learns how to understand and control her repression. I will be analyzing Janes stops at Thornfield Manor and Moor House for this is where she met the two most important men in her life....   [tags: essays research papers] 734 words
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Comparing Jane Eyre and Billy Casper - Comparing Jane Eyre and Billy Casper Jane Eyre and Billy Casper are similar, yet very different children. I am going to compare their similarities and differences. The issues that I will concentrate on are their home lives and their treatment by people. Jane, 10 year old lives in a mansion with her aunt Mrs Reed and her children. The family are extremely wealthy. "A small breakfast room adjoined the drawing room". As we are told that the family has a breakfast room, we assume that Jane has her own room, which demonstrates that Jane is entitled to privacy....   [tags: Papers] 2039 words
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Commentary on Bertha Mason in Charlotte Bronte´s Jane Eyre - In the novel, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Jane meets many people each with a different story, reason and each person played a part in her life. Those people have impacted her life in such a way that it changes Jane's life forever. In those parts of her life someone new came in, they impacted her life with something new, and that something new changed how she looks on the world from the past she had. Like one women named Bertha Antoinetta Mason Rochester. In Chapter 26, we discovered more about Bertha, a woman that looks like Jane's inner self, a wild and uncontrollable, and that she was locked away in the mansion for a long time....   [tags: Influence, People, Past]
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The Colonial Implications in Jane Eyre and Great Expectations - "It should not be possible to read nineteenth-century British literature, without remembering that imperialism, understood as England's social mission, was a crucial part of the cultural representation of England to the English." (Spivak, 1985, p, 12) Can these claims of Spivak be applied to Charles Dickens' Great Expectations and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and to what extent do these novelists draw from the colonial discourse in their representation of the `non- Western world'. The Victorian novel has performed an important service in Eurocentric epistemologies and colonial ideologies in formulating the colonial discourse and establishing the alterity of `self' and the `Other'....   [tags: European Literature] 3020 words
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Jane Eyre: Brontë's Mother Affected Jane - Would a person describe the personality and acts of their mothers as loving or nurturing or quite possibly witty with her words. When one thinks of a Mother, be it their own or another, one would usually describe them as caring, affectionate, protective; however, with her mother having died when she was a young age of five, Charlotte Brontë never had the chance to understand how essential those traits were to a child and grew up under the care and teachings of her father; which was what helped lead to her strong and virtuous independence: the lack of a mother's love and guide....   [tags: Jane Eyre]
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Jane Eyre: The Freedom of Love - Parallel to many of the great feministic novels throughout literary history, Jane Eyre is a story about the quest for authentic love. However, Jane Eyre is unique and separate from other romantic pieces, in that it is also about a woman searching for a sense of self-worth through achieving a degree of independence. Orphaned and dismissed at an early age, Jane was born into a modest lifestyle that was characterized by a form of oppressive servitude of which she had no autonomy. She was busy spending much of her adolescent years locked in chains, both imaginary and real, as well as catering to the needs of her peers....   [tags: Jane Eyre] 1836 words
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Jane Eyre: Sympathy for Jane - How does Brontë create sympathy for the character of Jane in her novel, ‘Jane Eyre’. In the novel, ‘Jane Eyre’ Charlotte Brontë focuses on the life of Jane, an unwanted orphan who can’t do anything right in the eyes of her aunt. When she is about nine she is sent to Lowood Institute where she is also treated as inferior by Mr Brocklehurst. Although Jane is treated so cruelly and unfairly all her life she proves everyone wrong in the end by making something of herself. There are many parts of the book where we feel sympathy for Jane....   [tags: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë] 809 words
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Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte - Throughout history the idea of the hero or heroine has changed, but some common attributes remain. The hero claims Bill Butler: “is an archetypal figure, a paradigm who bears the possibilities of life, courage, love – the indefinable’s which themselves define our human lives” . In his seminal work The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell states that the hero: “a personage of exceptional gifts” is “the man or woman who has been able to battle past his personal and local historical limitations to the generally valid, normally human forms” ....   [tags: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte] 1749 words
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Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte - Humans learn from severe situations. Being a stranger in a harsh environment forces humanity to open to new capabilities, and learning from these hardships makes a person prepared for life's final exam. "Jane Eyre", by Charlotte Bronte is a picaresque that revolves around a girl name Jane. Bronte places Jane at Marsh End because she wanted her to see the nature of the world and to show the reader that life comes with surprises. After rising from this fall, she arrives at Moor House where her skills she learned at Marsh End are tested....   [tags: Jane Eyre Literary Analysis]
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Finding the Balance of Love and Freedom in Jane Eyre - Similar to many of the great feministic novels of its time, Jane Eyre purely emerges as a story focused on the quest for love. The novel’s protagonist, Jane, searches not only for the romantic side of love, but ultimately for a sense of self-worth and independence. Set in the overlapping times of the Victorian and Gothic periods, the novel touches upon both women’s supposed rights, and their inner struggle for liberty. Orphaned at an early age, Jane was born into a modest lifestyle, without any major parent roles to guide her through life’s obstacles....   [tags: Jane Eyre] 1343 words
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Wealth in Jane Eyre and Great Expectations - To many material wealth is the epitome of mankind’s earthly desires. With wealth comes money, possessions, a promise of freedom from social constraints and the ability to pursue your dreams. However, the influence it has on a person’s character can be a stark reminder of what the misuse of wealth can ultimately lead to. In both Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte the corrupting nature of monetary wealth is displayed through the lives of multiple characters. It is easy to see that a preoccupation with money blinds people to the prosperity that stands before them and can lead them down roads that end with nothing more than loneliness, misery or even death....   [tags: jane eyre, bronte, great expectations, dickens, co]
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Dangers of Secrets In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the characters come to learn that secrets do more harm than good through Edward Rochester’s secrecy after the fire in his room, Mrs. Reed not telling her about the letter from her uncle, and Edward Rochester’s secret marriage with Bertha. First, Rochester, who really knows what happened during the fire in his room, refuses to tell Jane the full truth so as to not hurt her. Secondly, Mrs. Reed and Jane do not have the best relationship; the hiding of the letter only strains this relationship further....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jane Eyre, Characters]
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Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon - Jane Eyre - Woman as Demon Missing Works Cited Women in Victorian literature often came to be seen as "the other" or in more direct terms, as somehow demonized. This is certainly true in Jane Eyre. Bertha Mason, Rochester's mad wife, is the epitome of the demon in the attic. By virtue of being the first wife she is in continually compared to Jane. Although there are parallels in plot and language between the two women, they are completely different people. In addition, Bronte also depicts other women throughout the novel as something to be feared....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 1959 words
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Jane Eyre's Development With Characterization - Two major men teach Jane to appreciate the complexities of her emotions and passions for life: Mr. Rochester and St. John. Both are antithesis of each other but both help Jane blossom into a woman with morals and ideals. With Mr. Rochester, she thrives in Thornfield’s environment where she does not need to suppress her passion and responds naturally to Rochester’s strong fervor. Because she did not receive proper moral schooling as a child, she did not know how to control her emotions. This problem is solved when Rochester fully exploits Jane’s weakness to his advantage by constantly making her feel jealous and inferior....   [tags: Jane Eyre] 1084 words
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre Jane Eyre, a classic Victorian novel by Charlotte Brontë, is regarded as one of the finest novels in English literature. The main character, Jane Eyre, demonstrates a strong need to be herself, a young girl trying to retain all the individuality possible for a dependent of her time. Although this effort guides her to a passionate and impulsive nature, Jane is still willing to accept change in her life knowing it may not always seem the most pleasant. Her tolerance of change begins very early in the novel and helps her in developing a strong sense of independence....   [tags: Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre] 1641 words
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Sympathy for the Character in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre - In Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Jane Eyre’, Jane instantly manages to make the reader empathise with her character. The way in which Brontë evokes this sympathy is by using a number of different methods: characterisation, the way in which the hierarchy of the characters is displayed, both physically and metaphorically; intricate choice of language, for example romanticising certain parts of the book to show intimacy between the characters and the reader; setting is also used to create sympathy for example the use of pathetic fallacy, is manipulated in conjunction with Jane’s mood or significance; narrative voices and the use of first person views throughout the entire book, create a negative semantic...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 2271 words
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Charlotte Bronte Critiques Victorian Culture in Jane Eyre - “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” Mary Shelley, in addition to the direct interpretation, suggests with this declaration that not only are humans resistant to and resentful of change, but so too are the societies in which they live, especially when the social order is directly challenged. This natural tendency causes change to occur slowly in societies after years of different ‘radicals’ pushing for transformation. Their critiques, especially in the beginning, are received with scorn and contempt....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Moral Issues in Shakespeare’s Othello, Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Shelley’s Frankenstein - The presentation of moral issues in Othello establishes that during the Renaissance period some writers challenged the traditional Elizabethan society. For instance, in Cinthio’s story Iago was a minor villain; however, Shakespeare transformed him into the Machiavellian that Is most memorable for his deception and downfall. Whereas, the presentation of moral issues in Frankenstein presents moral theory’s such as Unitarianism and the Theory of Natural Rights as inherent to which the characters face moral issues of their time....   [tags: Othello, Jane Eyre, Frankenstein]
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Comparing Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre - Authors, Jean Rhys and Charlotte Bronte constructed their novels in completely different time periods and came from different influences in writing. Jean Rhys’s fiction book, Wide Sargasso Sea is an interesting relation to Jane Eyre. The female character of Jane Eyre forms into a furiously, passionate, independent young woman. The female character of Jean Rhys’s illustration is a character that Jane will know further on as Rochester’s crazy wife who is bolted in an attic. Jean Rhys further studies this character, where as Charlotte Bronte approved that it was left explained (Thorpe 175)....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea, Jane Eyre]
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An Analysis of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - An Analysis of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is presented in the Victorian Period of England. It is a novel which tells the story of a child's maturation into adulthood. Jane's developing personality has been shaped by her rough childhood. She has been influenced by many people and experiences. As a woman of her time, Jane has had to deal with the strain of physical appearance. This has a great effect on her mental thinking and decision making. Jane Eyre's cognitive and physical attributes have been affected by her environment throughout her life....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Character of Jane Eyre - The Character of Jane Eyre          What we learn of the central character is considerable. Throughout the novel her dealings with those around her reveal her characteristics. As a child at Gateshead Hall we see that she is impulsive, often alarmingly so, but that she also can be sullen and withdrawn. Thse around her do not find her an easy child - she gives very little of herself away, especially to the Reed family, although there is a slight intimacy with the servant, Bessie. She is intelligent and precocious, preferring the make believe world of books to the harsh and often unsympathetic world of reality....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays] 881 words
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Sexism Exposed in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Sexism Exposed in Brontë's Jane Eyre     The Victorian era in England marked a period of unprecedented technological, scientific, political, and economic advancement.  By the 1840s, the English had witnessed remarkable industrial achievements including the advent of the railways and the photographic negative.  They had witnessed the expansion of the Empire, and, as a result, were living in a time of great economic stability.  Yet they had also seen thousands of people starving-and dying-due to the Irish potato famine and poor conditions and benefits in British factories and witnessed the entire order of society questioned as the working classes began to demand representation in Parliament...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Poverty and Charity in Jane Eyre - Poverty and Charity in Jane Eyre When Jane Eyre resided at Gateshead Hall, under the care of her aunt, Mrs. Reed, she yearned for a change. The treatment that she received at Gateshead Hall was cruel, unjust, and most importantly, lacked nurture. Jane wanted to escape Gateshead Hall and enter into a school. The school that was imposed upon Jane was Lowood Institution. Through her eight year stay at Lowood, Jane learned how to control her frustrations and how to submit to authority. After leaving Lowood Institution and taking the occupation as governess at Thornfield Hall, Jane realized that her experiences at Gateshead Hall and Lowood Institution had deeply rooted themselves into her perso...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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The Image of Ice in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Image of Ice in Jane Eyre         One of the most interesting aspects of the story of Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte's ability to use metaphors in order to convey Jane's feelings towards the world around her, and her feelings for it.  The most frequently appearing example of this is the image of ice. This image frequently appears in Jane's thoughts and is further able to convey her feelings towards people and situations to the reader.  The references to ice are often the means by which Bronte is able to fully convey to the reader the inner workings of Jane's mind.  The idea of ice and coldness is usually used to represent the forces that Jane must fight in order to achieve ha...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Coming of Age Story - Jane Eyre as a Coming of Age Story  Charlotte Bronte's classic, Jane Eyre, is a "coming of age" story. The main character, Jane, travels from the innocence of childhood through the maturity of adulthood. During this journey, Jane goes through the battle of education vs. containment, where she attempts to learn about herself and about the world. She must constantly battle a containment of sorts, however, whether it be a true physical containment or a mental one. This battle of education vs. containment can be seen by following Jane through her different places of residence, including Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield, Moor House and Morton, and Ferndean Manor, where she is, f...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Portrayals of Prostitution in Jane Eyre - Portrayals of Prostitution in Jane Eyre   Bronte paints many parallels between the characters in the novel and the trade of prostitution. One of the main characters that Bronte attributes poverty to is the character of Jane. Jane’s poverty is intrinsically important to the plot of the novel because Bronte uses Jane’s poverty to allow the reader to picture Jane as a virtuous woman, such as when Jane flees from Thornfield to escape the entrapment of Rochester. The reader is urged to feel sympathy for Jane as she adheres to her strict, virtuous moral codes and does not allow herself to succumb to temptation....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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Fire and Water Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Fire and Water Imagery in Jane Eyre     In Jane Eyre, the use of water and fire imagery is very much related to the character and/or mood of the protagonists (i.e. Jane and Rochester, and to a certain extent St. John Rivers) -- and it also serves to show Jane in a sort of intermediate position between the two men. However, it should also be noted that the characteristics attributed to fire and water have alternately positive and negative implications -- to cite an example among many, near the beginning of the novel, reference is made to the devastating effects of water ("ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly", "death-white realm" [i.e....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]
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