We never know, as readers, whether to be entirely trustful of Janes actions and thoughts, because we are never sure wheher she is speaking impulsively or maturely. This intensifies the readers dilemma as to what is "right" and "wrong" in the dramatic relationships which are part of JE's life. Can we believe what the heroine says, or is she deceiving herself? The novel is primarily a love story and a "romance" where wishes come true but only after trials and suffering. The supernatural has its place, as do dreams, portents and prophesies.
Mr. Rochester’s wife, Bertha Rochester has created a twist in Jane’s life. Due to Bertha being married to Mr. Rochester, Jane’s marriage is postponed and it affects her mentally. Jane is affected by Bertha from Mr. Rochester’s dishonesty and Bertha’s madness that drove Mr. Rochester to hide her. From the experience she leaves Thornfield to escape the disappointments instead of taking responsibility. Charlotte Bronte introduces Bertha to strengthen Jane’s character and to show Berthas point of view.
Rochester and the attack of passion with St. John. After the proposal that Mr. Rochester had done for Jane, she feels like her love with Mr. Rochester is like a dream, for which she then dreams about their relationship. She tells Mr. Rochester that she “carrie[s] the unknown little child” (284) for which “the child roll[s] from [her] knee, [and Jane] lost [her] balance, fell” (285) explaining the horror she experienced in her dream. In the novel, “the child” represents an omen or devil to Jane. Jane falling as she “carrie[s] the unknown little child” foreshadows the actions that she may make towards her life with Mr. Rochester because she is running for Mr. Rochester.
This allowed her to only accept her father’s views that Hamlet’s attention towards her was only to take advantage of her and to obey her father’s orders not to permit Hamlet to see her again. Hamlet has the disillusion that women are frail after his mother’s rushed remarriage as shown by “Frailty, thy name is woman!” He also believes women do not have the power to reason. (“O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason.”) Ophelia has the power to change his view but her unexplained rejection of him only adds to Hamlet’s disillusion. The ghost’s revelation that Gertrude dishonored Hamlet’s father but also their marriage by the adultery with Claudius is contemplated by Hamlet until he goes into Ophelia’s room to look upon her. As Hamlet searches Ophelia’s face for some sign that might restore his faith in her, he instead believes her face shows guilt and thinks she is another false Gertrude.
St. John essentially made Jane realize that personal freedom could only be found in a mutually emotional and physically dependent relationship. As a result of coming to this realization, Jane denied his love for her. She didn’t marry him because she did not want to give up her love for Rochester whom she still longed for Edward Rochester was the owner and master of Thornfield. He was Jane’s first and still only love. He was already married to someone named Ber... ... middle of paper ... ...on also somewhat incidentally helped control Jane’s passionate disposition because she was able to reject his love the first time, but now she has fallen for him again.
Pepys constantly cheats on his wife. He eventually is caught cheating by his wife but he is mad when he realizes that he does not put her in her place. The Way of the World and The Diary shows the problems that Astell writes about. She speaks the truth which puts her ahead of her time but also shows that she is not marriage material because she might outsmart her husband. During the English Restoration, Mary Astell's piece Some Reflections Upon Marriage repeals the systematic way of marriage arrangements and advises woman to refrain from the contract until husband and wife are equal.
In the two novels, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Hurston and The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid the characters demonstrate that although one may attempt to manipulate the circumstances in which love is attained, there is no way of predicting how love will manifest itself. The characters are put into situations that compromise their beliefs towards love, and in addition, they engage in a socially unacceptable relationships. The unpredictable nature of love can also be observed as one character resists the urge to be swept into the arms of love whereas the other is vigorously searching for it. Zora Hurston's character, Janie has already had two husbands. After being widowed by Joe, her second husband, Janie is content to be alone and says, “This freedom feeling is fine.
So rather than finding her own identi... ... middle of paper ... ...ce the supernatural presence of Rebecca is gone. With the presence of Rebecca as well as the comparison between the two doppelgangers, it is difficult for the narrator to realize who she is because she is in a, “paradox of encountering oneself as another,” through the late Mrs. de Winter (Faurholt). However once the narrator overcomes Rebecca’s existence, she is able to find who she is as well as her identity. Because the narrator was greatly influenced by other’s opinions of her doppelganger and did not listen to the only thing that mattered: what she thought, she did not find her identity. Like the great Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
If the letters were not available to the reader or even simply mentioned, the novel would be lacking in a connection with the reader. These letters convey emotions and worries that otherwise might not be discussed in person, such as the negative comments about Mr. Wickham and his supposed intentions for Lydia Bennet. The letters also allow the reader to personally imitate the internal reactions of the original receiver in the novel. Jane Bennet’s two letters to Elizabeth certainly fulfill these literary functions and are quite essential to the novel.
In case the reader failed to recognize the opportunity the Rochester marriage gives her to see Bronte's views, she puts in the book the could-be St. John marriage. St. John decides not to marry Rosamund Oliver based on his passion for her. He completely shuns his passion, the opposite extreme of Rochester. In doing this and basing his marriage decision on his duty to God, he looses a genuine chance to gain true happiness. Through this example in Jane Eyre, Bronte is trying to show the reader that the opposite end of the spectrum is also wrong in making a marriage decision.