How Charlotte Bronte Uses Language Detail and Setting In The First Two Chapters Of Jane Eyre

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How Charlotte Bronte Uses Language Detail and Setting In The First Two Chapters Of Jane Eyre

"Jane Eyre" is a novel written by Charlotte Brontë in the 19th

century. Throughout the novel Brontë incorporates elements of her own

personal life. A prime example of this is the inequalities between men

and women. When she wrote this novel she had to use a male nom de

plume so she could sell the book it was only after the novel was well

known that she revealed that she wrote it. Another interesting example

of this is that Brontë was a benefactress as is Jane in the novel, a

benefactress is a private tutor/teacher or someone who supports or

helps a person. The novel is written using a first person narrative,

which develops sympathy for the young heroin Jane. Brontë uses

pathetic fallacy and uses language detail carefully to ensure maximum

effect. Brontë also uses the setting to create mood and the

atmosphere.

Brontë uses setting to create mood and atmosphere very effectively the

whole way through the novel however it is used to brilliant effect in

the first two chapters. The first chapter/scene is set in a winter

afternoon in November. The author describes the weather as having

"clouds so sombre", "rain so penetrating". This reflects that the

atmosphere in the Reed's household is negative and depressing. As the

novel is in first person narrative we see everything in Jane's views

and thoughts only. Brontë describes the rain as 'ceaseless', which

means that it seems forever raining which could relate to the

atmosphere being forever upsetting and depressing. We can clearly see

that Jane isn't treated as well as the Reed children are from...

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... it creates the effect that instead if

being covered it has been smothered in it, which suggests a lot of

material was used and that it is a very expensive, grand room. For my

last example I am going to use: 'All John Reed's violent tyrannies'

the word tyrannies is a brilliant word to use as it means someone who

is ruthless, selfish, violent and takes no surrender this is a word to

describe the most violent of people and is very, very effective.

In conclusion Brontë uses the setting to develop the mood and

atmosphere very well by introducing the language detail in with the

setting to further the effectiveness. Brontë also does the same with

the pathetic fallacy; the author uses better descriptive words of the

weather, character, feelings and experiences to create a more

effective way to reflect how Jane is feeling.

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