They thought that Jane’s popularity was overrated because of her limited thought to her small world and it’s small concerns. In direct contrast, it was this exact idea that made her popular. It related her books to everyday life and appealed to the modern reader (Mullan, 2015, How Jane Austen’s Emma Changed the Face of Fiction). The way Jane wrote provided a gentle, easy-to-follow rhythm, using literary devices to move towards subjects floating through irony and criticism. This allows the reader to view the subject through humor and enjoyment but also clearly understanding the point Jane is trying to make (Collins, 2009, What Would Jane Do?).
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.
“An eminent contemporary, indeed, has employed the sharp vivacity of a female pen to prove upon irresistible evidence that Jane Eyre must be the work of a man.” (Shirley p. 49). Other critics from The Times said, “With all its faults Jane Eyre was a remarkable production.”(Shirley p. 47). Charlotte’s novel influenced all, “man or woman, young or old, be that as it may, no ... ... middle of paper ... ...n to care about Jane. Throughout the novel Jane learns to gain love without sacrificing and harming herself in the process (sparknotes.com Love Versus Autonomy). She finally believes she is worthy of love and her quest comes to a happy end.
By Jane Austen's time, the genre had a clear enough definition of itself that her narrators rarely occasioned to intrude like Fielding's. Her first novel, Northanger Abbey contains some intrusive passages, though, even as a novice, she was developing a far more subtle approach to commentary. Austen argues for the novel without lengthy interruption, but like Fielding, forgoes authenticity in the process. By exposing the author's process and methods, Northanger Abbey and Tom Jones both concede the inherent fictionality of their work, but more importantly, they ... ... middle of paper ... ...iece, with lengthy, persuasive essay-like chapters throughout the text. Austen compresses her commentary and the narrator does not dominate the discussion.
Many people owned copies of Jane Eyre, some for the enjoyment of reading it and some bought it in several volumes to appear as if they were more literate and intelligent. Because the story is written using the first person narrative, the narrator is involved and due to this, the contents of the novel and the opinions are biased This means we cannot gather clear pictures of the characters in the novel as all the descriptions are Jane's biased opinions. Advantages of using this first person narrative include empathy, the narrator being more involved ad the audience feeling closer to the central character. A disadvantage though, would be that we cannot get a clear picture of Jane herself. Most of what we know is her view of how the other characters see her.
When it comes to romance they are the best types of heroes to use because they are the type of men most women dream of having. One author who did a tremendous job in following the guidelines of Byronic hero was Charles Bronte in the novel Jane Eyre with the character Mr. Rochester. Rochester was a wanderer and was cursed with a sin he was forced to hide. Rochester enjoyed wandering about and was at many times away from Thornfeild, touring around the world. Mrs. Fairfax once said that she would not be surprised if Rochester had just went directly to London.
Stories written in first person narration are often too limited unless the author is clever. First person narration also limits the author to specific places and times that the character is present. In order to have an omniscient narrator, the novel needs to be written in third person narration. Having Mrs. Bentley as a narrator for As For Me and My House is not that good of a choice. This novel would have been better off being written using a third person narrator because Mrs. Bentley is too biased as a narrator.
There are numerous numbers of novels and books that offer different portrayals of the female gender and femininity in the early nineteenth century, each novel shedding a different light on women, their gender role, and the definition of femininity during this time period. The first thought that pops into most people’s minds is Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman or any Jane Austen novel. People do not typically think of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Nonetheless Frankenstein offers us the reader an extremely well portrayal of the female gender in the early nineteenth century while also providing us with the cautionary tell on why no man should ever attempt to play God for the reason that only God can play God. In this essay I will be discussing how Mary Shelley used the description of femininity her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft created in her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey is a unique piece of literature that has earned the right to stand on its own. Through it, she strategically designed a new form of character within a new form of novel. She employs the use of her own experiences and tactically combines it with her novel characters, especially Catherine Morland, her clever narrative style and her distinctive use of gothic imagery to challenge her readers. She causes her readers to turn their judgments upon themselves, realizes that at some point in their lives, they have walked a mile in Catherine’s shoes. Works Cited Austen, Jane.
An Analysis of Jane Eyre The novel is rich in poetry, symbolism and metaphor. It does not fit easily into a definite pattern, being neither a novel of "manners" in the tradition of Austen, or a straightforward Gothic Romance in the style of Mrs Radcliffe. What Charlotte Bronte did was to create a work which cleverly blends elements of the two styles, and which remains uniquely independent of them at the same time, since it addresses issues which were at the time rather controversial. The novel is written in the first person, and thus magnifies the central character - the reader enters the world of Jane Eyre and is transported through her experiences at first hand. This at once makes the work subjective, especially since we know that Charlottes Brontes own life and experiences were so closely interwoven with the heroine's.