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The novel Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte is a coming of age story. This dark gothic novel shows Jane always pushing through problems and never giving up. In the novel we meet Jane when she is a young teen and see how much she grows threw out the book. She obviously grows psychically as she becomes an adult, but we also see her grow mentally and emotionally. This novel deals with the real life struggle of a woman at this age and challenges she has to over come. This story shows how strong willed of a person Jane is. The first part of the story I believe that shows Jane's coming of age is when she left Lowood on the hopes to find something better for herself. Before coming to Lowood she lived with her aunt reed where is abused constantly by the others. At Lowood she gained herself back and realized the good in people as well as herself. She met Helen which made her see that there is hope. Also, meeting Mrs. Temple also mad her realize there is good in people. Even though Helen had a rough life she always had a smile on her face and told Jane she should as well. She soon became a teacher their and she looked up to Mrs. Temple. While teaching at LoWood she felt like she was stuck in the same place going nowhere and needed to get out. “ I went to my window, Opened it and looked out. There were the two wings of the building. There was the garden; there were the skirts of Lowood; there was the hilly horizon. My eye passed all other objects to rest on those most remote, the blue peaks: it was those I longed to surmount; all within their boundary of rock and health seemed prison ground, exile limits.” (Bronte 105). This part right here shows that Jane feels like she is stuck in this place and wanted to get out. She sees the beautif... ... middle of paper ... ...n a way and she just wanted to leave it in her past. It was believed that an woman should listen to everything the man tells her. Its in the woman's duty to take on the social norms such as cooking and cleaning but Jane had her own opinion on what she should be doing. Jane always pushed the boundaries and was not going to let a man control her. I give her a lot of credit for leaving and breaking the social mold. In conclusion, in the story there are many parts where Jane truly proved herself as an strong women. This novel is a coming of age story of a young girl who came from nothing and grew to be a strong women. Jane eyre persevered through many heartaches and struggles to only come out a better person in the end. When it comes to leaving Lowood, confronting Aunt Reed, and Leaving Mrs. Rochester, Jane faced the obstacles and came out bigger and better in the end.

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