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. "You have no business to take our books; you are a dependant, mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought ...
She did not even let men control her, which is what was expected of women in this era. Jane’s father died when she was a little girl, leaving her basically on her own. The only kin she had that she knew of was an aunt that saw her as nothing but a burden and treated her cruelly. Her three cousins were just as bad, which further distressed her situation. Jane’s only escape from living with these awful people was the solitude she found in books.
These relatives are cruel and don’t care at all for the children they have to raise as they see it as a burden. Jane Eyre and Antoinette grow up isolated from much of the world, unloved and with out many friends. Both Jane Eyre and Antoinette are faced with many challenging obstacles in their life they must overcome. However, it is the way each character reacts to the situation they were born into which differentiates the two novels from each other. While Jane Eyre is able to look past her misfortunes, stay opti... ... middle of paper ... ... how she finally marries Rochester and remains financially independent.
She grows up with her cousins and her aunt, Mrs. Reed, who is forced to take her in due to the wish of her late husband. The entire family treats her as if she were a mere and pitiful human that has no relation to them and constantly make her feel lesser through the oppression that they instill on her. Her cousin, John Reed, treats Jane the worst of all, but Jane states that she is “habitually obedient to John,” (6) showing how for some time she behaves as a traditional woman behaves, for she obeys him despite of the circumstances present that place her on an unjust level. In Mrs. Reed’s eyes Jane is a badly misbehaved child that only causes her problems and ... ... middle of paper ... ...ation that allows her to take control of her life, which consequent fully results in her overall happiness. However, some may argue that Jane’s transformation into a new woman was not necessary for her to end a happy and successful life.
Jane Eyre Obstacles and love The novel, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte is a story about a young orphaned girl and her quest for love. Jane, the young girl searches for love and acceptance through each setting; Gateshead, Lowood, Thornfield, Moor House, and Ferndean. Throughout these points in her life, the maturation and identity recognition of Jane becomes visible. It is only when, Jane flees from Rochester and Thornfield, and spends time at Moor House, that her maturation to womanhood is completed. In this moment, Jane is able to come back to Rochester as an independent woman, knowing that she has a desire to love, and to be loved.
Yet her newfound happiness is taken away from her and she once again must start over. Then finally, after enduring so much, during the course of the book, Jane finally finds a true family and love, in rather unexpected places. At the start of Jane Eyre, Jane is living with her widowed aunt, Mrs. Reed, and her family after being orphaned. Jane is bitterly unhappy there because she is constantly tormented by her cousins, John, Eliza, and Georgiana. After reading the entire book you realize that Jane was perfectly capable of dealing with that issue on her own, but what made it unbearable was that Mrs. Reed always sided with her children, and never admitted to herself that her offspring could ever do such things as they did to Jane.
It is said that a girl can often develop some of her mother's characteristics. Although, in their works, Kincaid, Hong Kingston and Davenport depict their protagonists searching for their own identities, yet being influenced in different ways by their mothers. Jamaica Kincaid's poem Girl, is about a young woman coming-of-age receiving helpful advice from her mother. In this poem, Kincaid addresses several issues where a mother's influence is beneficial to a young woman's character. The mother, or speaker, in Girl, offers advice to her daughter- advice that she otherwise would not learn without being told or shown.
Jane is a bildungsroman protagonist. “Jane also embodies in a strong way the Bildungsroman protagonist’s search for a model or preceptor, the clearest example of which is Miss Temple at Lowood School. Jane does not find a vocation in the modern sense of career; her journey ends in marriage and a family. But she does pursue important goas in the course of Jane Eyre, and reaching these constitutes the decisive and, in the world of the text, happy ending of her quest (Mosely). The novel begins with Jane living with her evil aunt and cousins.
Through these two novels, the five mother/daughter pairs and the perception of mother to daughter, the theme of mother daughter relationships is distinctly portrayed. Pearl views her mother in many different ways. Often, through her mother's movements, or appearance, she will view her mother as fragile, yet strong and knowing, "...I imagine my mother's parchment like skin, furious... ... middle of paper ... ...ire. "Amy Tan." The Bloomsbury Guide to Womens Literature.
Faith is something that the author lacks as she only see 's herself as this defiant child. However, this changes as she realizes that she shares a special bond with her grandmother, rather than taking care of her for an obligation. In the very last scene, the author watches her grandmother as she slowly passes away and cries with “sobs emerging from the depths of anguish,” finally realizing that she actually had a very close relationship with her grandmother, developing a type of respect. The author had always felt her grandmother’s gray eyes watching over here, like a safety net, for every move she had made (Viramontes