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A Comparison Between Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and John

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A Comparison Between Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and John

Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men looking closely at the themes of

Friendship, Loyalty and Integrity

I have recently read Charlotte Brontës 'Jane Eyre' and John

Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men' novels. They are both clearly different

novels. First are both set in different time spans, the settings are

different, Jane Eyre was set in rural Victorian England countryside,

in comparison, Of Mice And Men was set in the Agricultural side of the

U.S.A. Finally both genders of each novel are the same i.e. Charlotte

Brontë and Jane Eyre to John Steinbeck and George Milton and Lennie

Small. I will be looking closely at the three themes and similarities

between the two novels; these are Friendship, Loyalty and Integrity. I

shall also be looking in detail at the differences between the two

novels.

Both these novels have many differences, The first main difference is

the time and settings between the two novels, first of all Jane Eyre

was set in 1847 in the rural Victorian countryside placed in England

during the nineteenth century. Then the main character Jane Eyre and

then the writer Charlotte Brontë. This novel has been written in a

first person narrative point of view, this attempts the readers to

focus on the style of writing and emotions that occurred through the

novel. This style of writing will enable the readers to get up close

to the characters and the details given by them.

" I don't know, I asked Aunt Reed once, and she said possibly I might

have some poor low relations called Eyre, but she knew nothing about

them".

This shows how Charlotte Brontë decided to write the novel in the

first person narrative, this will again enable the readers to get up

close and personnel, this will also get the readers some of her life

as they were with her as it happened. This is one of the advantages of

writing in the first person narrative. However a disadvantage of this

style of writing is that us the readers our only able to read one

point of view, but to me this is also another advantage because this

novel suits the style of a first person narrative, Charlotte Brontë

has done this deliberately, so the reader can focus more on Jane Eyre

and her life.

In comparison John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men' was set in the

agricultural side, in the heart of the 1937 U.S.A. Also John Steinbeck

wrote the novel during the great depression. John Steinbeck made the

two main characters 'George Milton and Lennie Small'. This is another

difference form Jane Eyre as the gender is all male however the main

In this essay, the author

  • Narrates how they asked aunt reed once, and she said possibly i might.
  • Opines that this is one of the advantages of summary: they were with her as it happened.
  • Narrates how she was hit on the neck by the rod and later had to stand up.
  • Opines that if they were alone, they could live so easy. they could get a job an' work, no trouble no mess, at all.
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