Jane says, “Habitually obedient to John, I came up to his chair” (Charlotte Brontë 8) and “Accustomed to John Reed’s abuse, I never had an idea of replying to it…” (Charlotte Brontë 8). This shows how intimidated and scared Jane is of the consequences of fighting back. When she is blamed for John’s fault and sent to the red-room, she experiences a new feeling: one of opposition. She says, “I resisted all the way: a new thing for me…” (Charlotte Brontë 11). Jane also considers herself a rebel slave.
Mrs. Reed, Jane’s Uncle’s wife, allows her children to torment Jane, even the servants Gateshead Hall torment Jane with words of being worthless, just to seem superior to her. Jane spoke up for once, at the mere age of 10, and she is then put in the red room for defiance, where her uncle died. Jane then has a fit because she claims she saw ghosts in the room... ... middle of paper ... ...her breaking through and realizing where she belongs and deserts the toxic environment St. John brings upon her. When Jane realizes that she was very privileged and lucky to be with Rochester before, she leaves St. John to join Rochester. Jane says that "to look at Mr. Rochester's face was to feel that not a second of delay would be tolerated for any purpose" (331).
In the first few chapters, Bronte establishes Jane's character as a young girl who is the object of hatred from her cousins and aunt. In Chapter Five, Jane encounters numerous problems with her cousin John. After a confrontation, Mrs. Reed forces her to the Red-Room for punishment. Though, Jane resists which is unlike her, she is still placed in the Room. Jane recalls contents resting in a drawer in her aunts wardrobe, "[.
On her uncle’s deathbed Mrs. Reed promises to treat Jane like one of her own children. Jane’s aunt, Mrs. Reed, does not like Jane and has a very hard time doing this. She feels Jane was forced upon her family after the death of her parents. Against her husband’s request, Mrs. Reed does not treat Jane like a human being and is constantly criticizing and punishing her. In one example Jane was keeping to herself, reading a book when her cousin John Reed decided to annoy her.
Here, her wealthy Aunt Sarah Reed and her cousins, treated her with cold-hearted cruelty thus leaving Jane feeling alone, alienated and longing to belong somewhere, to feel equal and to know what it is to truly be happy and loved. It is from her ill treatment at Gateshead that she begins to establish her own moral principles. She first demonstrates her newfound integrity just before her departure to Lowood School. Jane loses her temper and to her Aunt Reed she yells," if anyone asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say, that you treated me with miserable cruelty, you think I have no feelings and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so, people think you are a good woman, but you are bad, hard hearted, you are deceitful"(Page 26). Through this confrontation, Jane displays immense passion, she shows that she has become strong-willed and has developed a sense of justice, as she knows her ill treatment was wrong.
Everyone looks down upon jane and treats her badly because she is an orphan. Mrs Reed treats her miserably because Mr. Reed likes Jane more than the other children. Jane is ill-treated by everyone as Mrs. Reeds tells her “No; you are less than a servant, for you do nothing for your keep. There, sit down, and think over your wickedness.” Jane starts taking actions for the things being done to her, and she would speak up for her, “you are like a murderer- you are like a slave-driver- you are like the Roman emperors!.” Jane starts taking actions by talking back to the Reeds family, and in return she is admitted to a school named Lowood. Lowood is a school where she finds new courage with the help of Helen Burns, and Miss.
Rochester having a good idea of what truly happens during the fire in his room ends with Jane not trusting Grace Poole and not knowing the full truth. Mrs. Reed changes what Jane’s life could be by hiding the letter from her uncle John. And finally, Rochester’s secret marriage with Bertha Mason puts a large strain on his relationship with Jane. Charlotte Bronte exemplifies the idea of secrets causing more harm than good in Jane Eyre, a lesson that many people will learn in their lives the hard way. Keeping secrets is not worth the effort.
She is very much unwanted and isolated. "Eliza, John and Georgiana were now clustered round their mama in the drawing-room... Me, she had dispensed from joining the group" (chapter) Mrs Reed keeps Jane only because of a promise she made to her husband on his deathbed. This abuse and neglect from her relatives forces Jane to be resentful and full of hatred. Later on Jane begins to stand up for herself. Once Jane begins to rebel to the abuse done by John and Mrs Reed, it is as if an uncontrollable beast had been unleashed inside of her.
There is no way that my mistress will vent her anger in some small way” (Lines 41-42). The Nurse, towards Medea 's children, reminds them how horrible their father is, as he left their mother helpless, a traitor to them and their mother, she also vents out her worry over the actions that Medea would take, from the knowledge she has acquired by being with Medea for so
She blamed Bertie for his father’s death because of the embarrassment he bestowed upon Albert. Victoria wrote about Bertie in her diary saying, “I never can or shall look at him without a shudder.” Victoria became fixated on her children’s happenings following Albert’s death. She would hire spies to watch after her them. Victoria disapproved of everything her children did, often calling them out on their wrongdoings. The would-be grand affair of the marriage between the Prince of Wales and Princess Alexandra was lessened to a quiet affair and a depressing event because of the Queen’s disapproval.