Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

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Humans learn from severe situations. Being a stranger in a harsh environment forces humanity to open to new capabilities, and learning from these hardships makes a person prepared for life's final exam. "Jane Eyre", by Charlotte Bronte is a picaresque that revolves around a girl name Jane. Bronte places Jane at Marsh End because she wanted her to see the nature of the world and to show the reader that life comes with surprises. After rising from this fall, she arrives at Moor House where her skills she learned at Marsh End are tested. Jane learns throughout her adventure that she has to take matters into her own hands. Jane desires to be favored in this world. She never found the "feeling of isolation" pleasing, so when she falls into Marsh End she is obviously miserable being alone with people who did not care about her (Bronte 46). Jane not only cherishes approval but also likes to have a high status in society. She does "not like to belong to poor people," and to be dropped into their class (Bronte 20). Bronte places the Moor House in this story to show the reader that this place gave Jane a chance to heal from the fall at Marsh End. Jane knew what she would be striving for, to succeed in life, and she knew that it came with "new faces, under new circumstances" (Bronte 87). She was ready to handle any environment because she knew that she was in search of her person hood. That is why Bronte placed the Marsh End in the story because it was a place where she was not prepared, it was her surprise quiz. When she was about to marry Mr. Rochester, the owner of the Thornfield residents and her lover, she was interrupted with news that "Mr. Rochester has a wife now living" (Bronte 307). Jane then realizes life contains many slips and... ... middle of paper ... .... Bronte places Jane in Marsh End and Moor House for specific reasons. Marsh End serves as a guide for Jane to understand the misfortunes people face everyday. It is also a place where she learns that always desiring for luxuries can sometimes cause suffering. Jane's involvement in Marsh End helps her learn strategies that would be necessary in the Moor House. The Moor House is a place where Jane can relax without worrying about greediness. But when Jane is faced with a proposal to marry St. John, it goes against her morals. She is now faced with a difficult decision of following her heart or duty. Jane rethinks her past experiences and put all her knowledge together to arrive to a decision to not marry him and return to Mr. Rochester. Jane finally is able to follow her morals to get what she desires without discomfort. Works Cited "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte

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