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Narration and Conversation in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Narration and Conversation in Jane Eyre        Throughout her life, Jane Eyre, the heroine of the novel by Charlotte Bronte, relies heavily on language and story-telling to communicate her thoughts and emotions. Not only are good story-telling skills important to Jane Eyre as a the narrator, but they are also important to Jane Eyre as a character in her own novel. From the beginning of the novel, we learn of Jane's love of books -- "each picture told a story" (40) -- and of her talent for telling her own stories....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Fire and Heat Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Fire and Heat Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre The essence of any true magnificent piece of literature is not what one can see in words. It is what one can see behind the words. It is through the symbolism and imagery found in works of literature that a reader can truly connect with the writer. Charlotte Bronte epitomizes the spirit of the "unread but understood" in her Victorian work Jane Eyre. There have been numerous essays and theories presented examining the complex symbolism and imagery used by Bronte in Jane Eyre....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Personification of Oppression in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Personification of Oppression in Jane Eyre       At first glance and under insufficient scrutiny, the persona of Jane Eyre reflects a slightly expanded Cinderella character. But Jane Eyre's personality and life delve much deeper than a superfluous "rags to riches" story. Her identity is as complex as literature can convey and her characteristics are manifested through several subtle parallels. These parallels relate to objects and nature, but mostly to one particular individual in the novel. A seemingly exact opposite of the persona's placid character, the maniacal Bertha Mason actually personifies an inner part of Jane, the part of her personality that longs to live free but goes crazy u...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Sexism Exposed in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Sexism Exposed in Brontë's Jane Eyre     The Victorian era in England marked a period of unprecedented technological, scientific, political, and economic advancement.  By the 1840s, the English had witnessed remarkable industrial achievements including the advent of the railways and the photographic negative.  They had witnessed the expansion of the Empire, and, as a result, were living in a time of great economic stability.  Yet they had also seen thousands of people starving-and dying-due to the Irish potato famine and poor conditions and benefits in British factories and witnessed the entire order of society questioned as the working classes began to demand representation in Parliament...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Cold Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Cold Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Cold imagery is everywhere in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. There are various forms of cold imagery found in each character's personality and life experiences. Cold images take on various forms, such as Jane's descriptions of pictures in a book displaying the Arctic, and figurative language including ice, water, rain, and sleet. The descriptive imagery of coldness symbolizes both the repression of passion, physical and emotional, and the tribulations endured throughout the course of the novel....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Morals And Psychological Aspects in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Morals And Psychological Aspects in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre takes the idea of a fairy tale a step further by adding psychological aspects to the story. Jane did the right thing in regards to marrying Mr. Rochester because "what is [considered] morally wrong cannot be psychologically right." In other words, Jane's moral values told her what Mr. Rochester had done wrong. Because of this she cannot "psychologically" go along with it as if nothing was wrong. Psyche and morals both are products of the mind....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Independence and Love in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- Independence and Love in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Throughout Jane Eyre, Jane searches for a way to express herself as an independent person who needs help from no one, yet she also wishes to have the love and companionship of others. Often times, Jane finds that she can have independence but no one to share her life with, or she can have the love of another at the loss of her independence....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre]

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Role of Faith in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Role of Faith in Jane Eyre       In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's inspirational novel, religion is embraced through a series of spiritual explorations. Bronte portrays Jane's character and zest for religion by revealing Jane's transitions from Gateshead to Lowood, Lowood to Thornfield, and Thornfield to Moor House. Each location plays a significant role in the development of Jane's perspective on religion. Jane struggles to acquire true faith in God, which will help her overcome the obstacles of her itinerant life....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Fire and Water Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Fire and Water Imagery in Jane Eyre     Jane Eyre has to choose between the "temptation" of following the rule of passion by marrying Rochester, which would have made her dependent on him and not his equal, or of living a life of complete renunciation of all passions, by marrying St John Rivers. Fire and water imagery symbolizes the two forces competing for dominance in Jane Eyre, both on a personal and metaphorical level. Throughout the novel, such imagery is used by Brontë, in keeping with her use of much poetic symbolism, to develop character, strengthen thematic detail and establish mood....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Fire and Ice in the Characters

- Fire and Ice in the Characters of Jane Eyre Two of the main characters in Jane Eyre have a sense of fire and ice in their personalities, which is displayed through their emotions and their actions. Although, Edward Rochester seems cold and icy in the beginning of the book, his true trait of fire is reveled throughout the book as we get to know him better. St. John Rivers, who isn't introduced until the late chapters of the book, plays a important role of contrasting Rochester by way of ice....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Physical and Emotional Journeys of Jane Eyre The novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë consists of the continuous journey through Jane's life towards her final happiness and freedom. This is effectively supported by five significant 'physical' journeys she makes, which mirror the four emotional journeys she makes. 10-year-old Jane lives under the custody of her Aunt Reed, who hates her. Jane resents her harsh treatment by her aunt and cousins so much that she has a severe temper outburst, which results in her aunt sending her to Lowood boarding school....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Nature Imagery and Themes in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

-     Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout Jane Eyre, and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors and human nature.  The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines "nature" as "1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing's essential qualities; a person's or animal's innate character . . . 4. vital force, functions, or needs."  We will see how "Jane Eyre" comments on all of these.         Several natural themes run through the novel, one of which is the image of a stormy sea.  After Jane saves Rochester's life, she gives us the following metaphor of their relationship: "Till morning dawned I was tossed on a buoyant but unquiet sea ....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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A Critical Evaluation of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- A Critical Evaluation of Jane Eyre Although Jane Eyre grows and matures, Margaret McFadden-Gerber views her as a relatively emotionally stable young feminist. Through the duration of the novel, Jane demonstrates her "self-love" that is often an influential emotion leading to drastic and hasty reactions. In the very opening few chapters, Jane takes a stand for herself and presents her bruised ego, pride and maturity. Sara Reed, her aunt, dismisses her place in the family as Jane is physically and emotionally removed from her "family's" activities....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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A Tale of Two Hearts in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- A TALE OF TWO HEARTS While an artist uses a variety of colors and brushes to create a portrait, Charlotte Bronte used contrasting characters and their vivid personalities to create a masterpiece of her own. In her novel Jane Eyre, Bronte uses narration and her characters to portray the struggle between a society’s Victorian realism and the people’s repressed urges of Romanticism. In order to discern between the Victorian and Romantic themes, Bronte selects certain characters to portray the perfect stereotype of each theme....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Gender Role Limitations in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Gender Role Limitations in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre The nineteenth century Victorian era woman needed wealth or position to avoid a life of drudgery.  Women were viewed as trophies or possessions men owned.  They were not permitted to develop nor expected to, and even venturing out on their own was considered inappropriate.  During the era in which Jane Eyre was published the home and family were seen as the basic unit of stability in society.  At the middle of this foundation stood a wife and mother representing the sum total of all morality - a Madonna-like image.  This image was reinforced by social institutions such as mainstream religious and political beliefs.  Women were steered...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Coming of Age Story

- Jane Eyre as a Coming of Age Story  Charlotte Bronte's classic, Jane Eyre, is a "coming of age" story. The main character, Jane, travels from the innocence of childhood through the maturity of adulthood. During this journey, Jane goes through the battle of education vs. containment, where she attempts to learn about herself and about the world. She must constantly battle a containment of sorts, however, whether it be a true physical containment or a mental one. This battle of education vs. containment can be seen by following Jane through her different places of residence, including Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield, Moor House and Morton, and Ferndean Manor, where she is, f...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Seeking a Place for Life

- Seeking a Place for Life in Brontë’s Jane Eyre     The best novels, like the best people, are conflicted.  Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Erye is certainly no exception.  At times, the novel seems almost at war with itself, an impression that may be explored only narrowly in this venue.  Jane Eyre navigates a complex and treacherous territory between various extremes, mapping these spaces in rich detail for her “dear reader”.   The novel unfolds on the boundary between the old, hierarchical social order of the ancient regime and the emerging autonomy of a more modern sense of self.  It undertakes various pilgrimages through places where women are struggling (with varying degrees of success) to c...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Bronte's Jane Eyre Essay: Importance of Nature Imagery

- Importance of Nature Imagery in Jane Eyre       Charlotte Bronte makes extensive use of nature imagery in her novel, Jane Eyre, commenting on both the human relationship with the outdoors and with human nature. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines "nature" as "1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing's essential qualities; a person's or animal's innate character . . . 4. vital force, functions, or needs." Bronte speaks to each of these definitions throughout Jane Eyre....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Reason and Passion in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Reason and Passion in Jane Eyre     In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte uses various characters to represent aspects of reason and passion, thereby establishing a tension between the two. In fact, it could be argued that these various characters are really aspects of her central character, Jane. From this it could be argued that the tension between these two aspects really takes place only within her mind. Bronte is able to enact this tension through her characters and thus show dramatically the journey of a woman striving for balance within her character....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Jane Eyre Essay: Refusal to Sacrifice Moral Principles

- Refusal to Sacrifice Moral Principles in Jane Eyre    The need to love and to be loved is a general characteristic basic to human nature. However, the moral principles and beliefs that govern this need are decided by the individual. In the novel Jane Eyre , author, Charlotte Brontë, vividly describes the various characters' personalities and beliefs. When the reader first meets the main character, Jane Eyre, an orphan of ten, she is living at Gateshead Hall in England with her Aunt Reed and three cousins, all of whom she greatly despises....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Unrealistic Images of Women in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Unrealistic Images of Women in Jane Eyre     Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte, is the story of an orphan named Jane. It describes the life of a young girl. The book begins in Gateshead Hall where Jane lived with her aunt and her cousins. She is very much the unwanted child---- a burden to the entire Reed family. Infact she is mistreated and abused in that house. Her Aunt and her cousins both physically and emotionally abuse her. After a while her Aunt sends her off to a charitable institution, Lowood....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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A Plea for Help in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

-      Many people believe that eating disorders are a product of the twentieth century, brought on by teenage girls aspiring to be supermodels like Cindy Crawford. Although such pressures are precipitating factors to many eating disorders, doctors diagnosed patients with anorexia as early as 1689 (Spignesi 7). One early example of anorexia is present in the novel Jane Eyre. Written in the mid-nineteenth century by Charlotte Brontë, this book describes a young girl whose personality bears striking similarities with that of a diagnosed anorexic....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Importance of Setting in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Importance of Setting in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is a novel, written in the Victorian era by the author Charlotte Bronte.  Bronte uses different setting in order to show what the characters are feeling.  The setting is often a reflection of human emotion.  The setting also foreshadows certain events that are going to occur.  A use of setting to portray a character's emotion is essential to a novel.  It gives the reader more of a feel for what is going on. An example of this is when Rochester proposes to Jane.  Jane is dazzled and excited about the idea.  The setting echoes her excitement.  "A waft of wind came sweeping down the laurel-walk and trembled through the boughs of the chestnut....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Subtle Truth of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Subtle Truth of Jane Eyre       The role of a woman in Victorian England was an unenviable one. Social demands and personal desires were often at cross-purposes. This predicament was nothing new in the 19th century, yet it was this period that would see the waters begin to stir in anticipation of the cascading changes about to shake the very foundation of an empire on the brink of global colonization and industrialization. The question of what role women would play in this transformation came to the forefront....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Roles of the Housekeeper and Nursemaid in Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Roles of the Housekeeper and Nursemaid in Bronte's Jane Eyre   Just as servants played an essential role in Victorian England, they also played an essential role in the novel Jane Eyre. Bronte uses servants in a variety of ways. For example the housekeeper is used to bring terror and utter rejection on Jane. The nursemaid is used to teach Jane to love and nurture without neglecting discipline. The housekeeper was most often a widow, working for her kin (Hill 119). Mrs. Fairfax falls under the category of the widowed older lady working for her kin (107; ch....   [tags: Jane Eyre essays]

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Rediscovery of the Voice in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Jane Eyre: Rediscovery of the Voice Jane has endured hell. Indeed, most of this novel becomes a test of what she can endure. Helen Burns and Miss Temple teach Jane the British stiff upper lip and saintly patience. Then Jane, star pupil that she is, exemplifies the stoicism, while surviving indignity upon indignity. Jane’s soul hunkers down deep inside her body and waits for the shelling to stop. Only at Moor’s End, where she teaches and grows, does her soul come out. She stops enduring and begins living....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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From Servitude to Freedom in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- From Servitude to Freedom in Jane Eyre    Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre, skillfully reveals that Jane, the protagonist, has the qualities of endurance, valor, and vitality, yet she is refused self-contentment by the confined society in which she lives. Not only is this work a love story, but it is the tale of a young orphaned girl and her struggle for love and independence. Through the various environments Bronte provides, Jane oscillates between education and containment and also between freedom and servitude....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Image of Ice in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Image of Ice in Jane Eyre         One of the most interesting aspects of the story of Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte's ability to use metaphors in order to convey Jane's feelings towards the world around her, and her feelings for it.  The most frequently appearing example of this is the image of ice. This image frequently appears in Jane's thoughts and is further able to convey her feelings towards people and situations to the reader.  The references to ice are often the means by which Bronte is able to fully convey to the reader the inner workings of Jane's mind.  The idea of ice and coldness is usually used to represent the forces that Jane must fight in order to achieve ha...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Fire Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Fire Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Incomplete Works Cited The prevalence of fire imagery and it's multitude of metaphoric uses in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre expresses two things that could not be expressed openly in the Victorian Period, which are mainly passion and sexuality. Brontes writing was dictated by the morals of her society, but her ideas were not. Jane Eyre was written with the Victorian reader in mind. Bronte knew that if she were to write about these two things directly she would have to face possible rejection of her book....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre]

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Futile Search for Identity in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Futile Search for Identity in Jane Eyre      According to the university psychology department, "The human brain is most emotionally affected in childhood." As a child, many experience numerous great events, however one negative event can undermine all of the great events that the brain would have remembered. The traumatizing occurrences that take place in people's lives are catastrophic in childhood, and have a long lasting effect in adulthood. These events can cause a lack of love being provided, and not provide the experiences essential for adult relationships....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Use of Elemental Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Use of Elemental Imagery in Jane Eyre   The use of elemental imagery in Jane Eyre, sustained throughout the novel both metaphorically and literally, is one of Charlotte Brontë's major stylistic devices. The natural opposition of the two elements of water and fire ("the war of the earthly elements", as Jane puts it) highlights the need for the titular heroine to find equilibrium between points identified as extremes. However, as David Lodge notes, "we should be mistaken in looking for a rigidly schematic system of elemental imagery and reference in Jane Eyre"....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Real Rochester in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Real Rochester in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre   John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester was one of the most infamous rakes from the Restoration period. While Wilmot’s debauched lifestyle was well recorded, his deathbed conversion became even more popular. Through these early biographies and the poetry written by Wilmot, Charlotte Bronte became familiar with this historical figure. Bronte modeled her character of Edward Rochester on Wilmot. There are many instances in the novel Jane Eyre that link the two figures....   [tags: Jane Eyre essays]

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Use of Weather in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Use of Weather in Jane Eyre In the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, good weather is Bronte’s tool to foreshadow positive events or moods and poor weather is her tool for setting the tone for negative events or moods. This technique is exercised throughout the entire novel, alerting the readers of the upcoming atmosphere. In the novel, Jane’s mood is, to a degree, determined by the weather mentioned. For example, after Jane was publicly and falsely accused of being a liar by Mr. Brocklehurst, an upcoming positive event was predicted when Jane described her surroundings, “Some heavy clouds swept from the sky by a rising wind, had left the moon bare; and her light streaming in thro...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Importance of Settings in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Importance of Settings in Jane Eyre Throughout Jane Eyre, as Jane herself moves from one physical location to another, the settings in which she finds herself vary considerably. Bronte makes the most of this necessity by carefully arranging those settings to match the differing circumstances Jane finds herself in at each. As Jane grows older and her hopes and dreams change, the settings she finds herself in are perfectly attuned to her state of mind, but her circumstances are always defined by the walls, real and figurative, around her....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Gothic Features of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- The Gothic Features of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte A Gothic novel is a type of literature, which became very popular in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In this time, society was governed by strict moral codes. The "Gothics" would escape into a world of dark, supernatural and wild passions. The word 'Gothic' meant barbarous and wild and many writers liked to involve these elements in their novels. Gothic novels were usually set in foreign countries, particularly in Catholic countries in Southern Europe, and usually set in the past, in the Middle Ages....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre]

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Jane Eyre and Education in Nineteenth-century England

- Jane Eyre and Education in Nineteenth-century England Jane Eyre provides an accurate view of education in nineteenth-century England, as seen by an 1840s educator. The course of Jane's life in regard to her own education and her work in education are largely autobiographical, mirroring Charlotte Bronte's own life. Jane's time at Lowood corresponds to Charlotte's education at a school for daughters of the clergy, which she and her sisters Maria, Elizabeth and Emily left for in 1824. Jane went on to attend Miss Wooler's school at Roehead from 1831 to 1832, and returned to teach there for three years in 1935, just as Jane became a teacher at Lowood....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Impact of Society of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Impact of Society on Jane Eyre        For the middle classes, the years preceding the publication of Jane Eyre were a time of turbulence and change from which the family provided a haven of stability and security. At the center of the family stood the "Angel at the hearth" - a Madonna-like wife and mother from whom all morality sprang. Not everyone agreed but the conception was supported by mainstream political and religious beliefs, and girls were taught that they should aspire not [to] self will, and government by self control, but submission, and yielding to the control of others, to live for others; to make complete abnegation of themselves, and to have no life but in their...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Fire and Water Imagery in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Fire and Water Imagery in Jane Eyre     In Jane Eyre, the use of water and fire imagery is very much related to the character and/or mood of the protagonists (i.e. Jane and Rochester, and to a certain extent St. John Rivers) -- and it also serves to show Jane in a sort of intermediate position between the two men. However, it should also be noted that the characteristics attributed to fire and water have alternately positive and negative implications -- to cite an example among many, near the beginning of the novel, reference is made to the devastating effects of water ("ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly", "death-white realm" [i.e....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Pursuit of Human Freedom in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

- In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, one of the most prevalent and recurring themes and ideas relates to human freedom. The main characters in the two novels, Edna Pontellier and Jane Eyre, both long for social, religious, and sexual emancipation among other things – freedom from the constraints of Victorian society, which have rendered them dependent and inferior to men. While it is true that both protagonists of their respective novels wanted emancipation, their living conditions and qualities of life varied widely....   [tags: The Awakening, Jane Eyre, compare, contrast]

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Radical Ideas in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Radical Ideas in Jane Eyre          Charlotte Bronte knew what she was doing when she assumed the pseudonym of Currer Bell. In Jane Eyre she wanted to pose radical ideas regarding the role of women in the 19th century, but being a sensible woman, she knew that society would never accept having a woman pose these new views. It would be altogether too logical and self-praising. Though the author was never credited for the published novel it must have been equally fulfilling for her to know that people had read the opinions voiced by a woman....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Rochester as the Rake in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Rochester as the Rake in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre   The rake became one of the most recognized figures of the Restoration Comedies. The rake character was seen as unmarried, cynical, coarse but with the manners of a gentleman, manipulative and self serving. By the twentieth century the rake had given away to the Regency dandy and the dark Byronic hero of Victorian literature. However, the rake does not completely disappear from twentieth century novels. Charlotte Bronte resurrects the Restoration hero in the creation of Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre....   [tags: Jane Eyre essay]

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Importance of Art in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Importance of Art in Jane Eyre        It is said that art is like a mirror to the soul, a way to see what the artist is feeling deep down in their heart.  It is as if their most personal thoughts and ideas are reflected in their work, either consciously or unconsciously.  Charlotte Brontë utilizes this fact in her imagery and portrait of Jane Eyre.  Color and vivid description play a vital role explaining the process of emotional and physical maturation throughout the novel, from young Jane's recollection of the red room in Gateshead to her final reminiscence of Ferndean's gloomy facade....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Women Oppressed in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Jane Eyre: Women Oppressed      Gender is not a biological fact but a social construct.  However, so many assumptions have been made in the attempt to define the terms gender and sex that society often defines gender as being solely male and female.  The female sex has traditionally been oppressed due to inferences on physical and mental constraints that male-dominated society has imposed.  As with culture, gender socialization begins with birth and the family structure, though many believe that specific events also have a great influence on the boundaries of gender.  It has been suggested, for example, that schooling and education systems have a large responsibility in the formation of g...   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Thornfield Manor in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Thornfield Manor in Jane Eyre Thornfield Manor is but one stop in Jane's journey to freedom from her restraints and her stay there begins in a comfortable manner. Although it begins warm, Thornfield becomes a haven of boredom, restlessness, and discontent for Jane. To free herself from the boredom, Jane goes out to mail a letter and unknowingly encounters Mr. Rochester. Jane finds that "...the frown, the roughness of the traveler set me at my ease:"(Bronte 105). Through her past experiences, Jane knows how to deal aptly with Mr....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Rake Figure in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Rake Figure in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre   Edward Rochester, the male protagonist of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre embodies a number of different roles of masculinity. One of the least recognized but very influential roles played by Rochester is the rake. The idea of the "rake" is commonly related to the Restoration period in England; yet this figure does not completely disappear during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Historical figures such as John Wilmot the second Earl of Rochester are described as leading rakish lifestyles....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre]

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Roman Allusions in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Roman Allusions in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre The references to Roman figures in Jane Eyre are few but very effective. Charlotte Bronte uses allusions to Nero, Caligula, and Messalina that on the surface appear to be quite simple. However, with further investigation and analysis, it is very clear these simple references are anything but. The first Roman allusion occurs in chapter one in reference to John Reed. Comparing him to Nero and Caligula serves many functions. First, it illustrates just how cruel he is in the eyes of Jane....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre]

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Minor Characters in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Minor Characters of Jane Eyre All the minor characters who appear in the novel, Jane Eyre are only sketched in, so to speak. They are "flat"; not developed in the way that the central three characters are developed. All of them are conventional; behave and speak conventionally, and do not develop at all. They are set merely as foils for the central characters, and they tend to be extremes or stereotypes, behaving very predictably and not surprising us with any unexpected reaction....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Jane Eyre

- ane Eyre is a story filled with many forms of abuse and bad customs. In this essay I will bring you close to these. I will point out tyrants and abusers that Jane faces throughout her life. Jane Eyre Is also filled with hypocrisy and I will expose that. The suffering that Jane endures will be discussed. The book Jane Eyre starts out very powerful. Our first meeting of Jane is at Gateshead. Jane is an orphan who is being taken care of by Mrs. Reed her aunt by marriage. There is no love for Jane here; not only that the only thing here for Jane is abuse....   [tags: Free Jane Eyre Essays]

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Jane Eyre

- Jane Eyre and the Lovemad Woman I was experiencing an ordeal: a hand of fiery iron grasped my vitals. Terrible moment: full of struggle blackness, burning. No human being that ever lived could wish to be loved better then I was loved; and him who thus loved me I absolutely worshipped: and I must renounce love and idol. (311; ch. 27) Jane Eyre’s inner struggle over leaving an already married Rochester is the epitome of the new "lovemad" woman in nineteenth-century literature. Jane Eyre is the story of a lovemad woman who has two parts to her personality (herself and Bertha Mason) to accommodate this madness....   [tags: Jane Eyre Literature]

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Jane Eyre

- To fully know one’s self and to be able to completely understand and interpret all actions and experiences one goes through is difficult enough. However, analyzing and interpreting the thoughts and feelings of another human being is in itself on an entirely different level. In the novel Jane Eyre, its namesake makes a decision to reject her one true love in favor of moral decency. Certain aspects of the novel discredit the validity of Jane’s choice. The truthfulness of Jane’s reason to leave Mr....   [tags: Jane Eyre's love story]

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Religion in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- Religion in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte In Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte intertwines various religious ideas in her mid-nineteenth century English setting. Throughout the novel, Jane Eyre blends various religious insights which she has learned from different sources. While Jane was young, she had only a Biblical textbook outlook on life combined with the miserable emotional conditions of her surroundings. This in turn led to Jane being quite mean with Mrs. Reed. When Jane eventually goes off to Lowood and meets Helen Burns, she learns of her religious philosophy far more than the words would mean....   [tags: Papers Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Essays]

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Sympathy for Jane Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Sympathy for Jane Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre In the first two chapters of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte creates sympathy for Jane from the settings she uses like the red room, which comes up later in chapter two. Also with all the metaphors of Janes true feelings under the surface and the ways that the chapters are structured. Charlotte Bronte starts off the book straight to the point as if we just enter Janes mind at this moment in time, it is meant to draw the reader in and at once create the atmosphere of this time when we have joined her....   [tags: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - The Relationship between Jane and Rochester

- The Relationship between Jane Eyre and Rochester     Each of us carries within us the seed of a unique plant. When circumstances conspire to caringly nourish that seed in the manner most appropriate to its true nature-- circumstances which, sadly, are as rare as they are fortunate--the germ of our original selves is likely to flourish. When, however, this tender seed receives attention which is insufficient or antithetical to its essential inclination, growth is inevitably blighted in some way....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Jane Eyre

- Jane Eyre     Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre can be linked to many fairy-tales. Some of these tales such as Charle’s Perrault’s Bluebeard, Arabian Nights, and many more are actually cited in the text. Others are alluded to through the events that take place in the story. Jane Eyre has often been viewed as a Cinderellatale for example. There is also another story, however, that though not mentioned directly, can definitely be linked to Bronte’s novel. This tale is none other than Beauty and the Beast, which was part of one of Perrault’s compilations....   [tags: Literature Writing Jane Eyre Papers]

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External and Internal Forces in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- External and Internal Forces in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, the eventual goal of Jane Eyre’s journeys and struggles as a character is for Jane to be strong enough within herself to stand on her own. It is not until she finds this internal strength that she can live as a content individual and weather the distracting demands put on her by the external forces that surround her. Throughout most of the novel, Jane makes the mistake of looking for this internal peace through external forces like Mrs....   [tags: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Essays]

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Importance of Setting in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Importance of Setting in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is the main character in the novel Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte. The story takes place in the mid 1800’s in a variety of settings.  The first setting is Gateshead Hall, the second is Lowood School, the third is Thornfield Hall, followed by Moor House, and ending when Jane reaches Ferndean.            The first place Jane stays is Gateshead Hall.  While at Gateshead, Jane is treated unfairly and is punished for things she did not do.  After the death of Jane’s parents, her uncle, Mr....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays Bronte Papers]

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Childhood Perspectives in Jane Eyre and Hideous Kinky

- Childhood Perspectives in Jane Eyre and Hideous Kinky Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816 in Hamworth in Yorkshire. Her father was the vicar of the village she lived in. Her mother died when she was very young. With her two sisters, Maria and Elizabeth she was sent to a very strict boarding school where she was very unhappy. Both her sisters died of tuberculosis, which made her very upset. Jane Eyre was based on Charlotte Bronte's own experience and is a fictional autobiography. Esther Freud was born in London in 1963 almost 150 years after Charlotte Bronte....   [tags: Jane Eyre Hideous Kinky Essays]

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The Use of Settings in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

- The Use of Settings in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë In this essay, I will be examining three different locations used in Charlotte Brontë’s novel ‘Jane Eyre’ and discussing their uses towards the story. The three settings I am to consider are the red-room at Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution where Jane attends school, and Jane’s first sight at Thornfield Hall; the house in which she becomes employed as a Governess. The first setting I am going to discuss is the red-room at Gateshead Hall. Gateshead is the house in which Jane lives as a child after both her parents die....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Cinderella Story

- Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Cinderella Story   Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre can be characterized in many ways as a variation of Cinderella. There are several versions of this popular fairy--tale. At the time Bronte’s novel was published, the Grimms’ book of tales, which included Cinderella, was very popular. According to Sally Mitchell, "The serious interest in folklore was spurred by the translation, in 1823, of the stories collected by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm." A version of Cinderella was also written by Charles Perrault....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]

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Jane Eyre: An Orphan’s Success Story

- Jane Eyre: An Orphan’s Success Story     In Victorian literature, the orphan can be read as an unfamiliar and strange figure outside the dominant narrative of domesticity (Peters 18). They were often portrayed as poor children without a means of creating a successful life for themselves. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, however, is a portrayal of a female orphan who triumphs over almost every environment she enters. Therefore, Jane’s ability to overcome the hardships that she encounters is a fictional success story....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Theme of Misunderstanding in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea

- The Theme of Misunderstanding in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea In both classical novels Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte a Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys the theme of misunderstanding is represented very widely. Both Victorian era dramatical romantic fictions have some impact in them from their respective authors. Bronte's lonliness is transformed into Jane Eyre's Character whom mostly all characters in the novel misunderstand her until they truly get to recognize her which is towards the end of the novel....   [tags: Literature Analysis, Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - A Romantic Ending In An Anti-Romantic Novel

- Jane Eyre - A Romantic Ending In An Anti-Romantic Novel This paper discusses the ending of Jane Eyre, discussing whether it is a “good” ending. The paper draws on three criticisms of both the novel and Romantic literature in general to conclude that, yes, it is indeed a good ending because it both fits the prevailing realism of the main character’s worldview, and conforms to the predominant literary trends of the period. The climate in which Charlotte Bronte wrote her magnum opus was one that had almost fully recovered from the rationalist excesses of the Enlightenment....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre – A Story of One Abused Child

- Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre – A Story of One Abused Child According to Alexandria’s daily newspaper, The Town Talk, approximately 34,910 cases of suspected child abuse were reported in Louisiana alone last year (Crooks). Charlotte Bronte tells of one victim of child abuse in her novel Jane Eyre. In Jane Eyre, Bronte chronicles the life of Jane, a notoriously plain female in want of love. After being abused, Jane portrays many characteristics which other victims of abuse often portray. Throughout the novel, Jane is reclusive, pessimistic, and self-deprecating....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Childhood in To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

- The Theme of Childhood in To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' by Harper Lee and 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Brontë are two very different books written in different periods of history. There are, however, similarities in the themes and background. For example, both books were written during times of great social upheaval and strife. In 'To Kill A Mocking Bird', the world was still very racist and it was not until some twenty years after the book was written that men like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X started to bring about real reforms....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre - Confronting Repression, Achieving Progression

- Jane Eyre: Confronting Repression, Achieving Progression Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path of acceptance. Throughout her journey, Jane encounters many obstacles to her intelligence. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstruction at each stop of Jane's journey: Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield Manor, Moor House, and Ferndean Manor. As she grows, though, Jane slowly learns how to understand and control repression. Jane's journey begins at Gateshead Hall....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Convention vs. Self- Righteousness in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Jane Eyre  - Jane's Struggle: Convention vs. Self- Righteousness     In Charlotte Bronteís novel Jane Eyre, the protagonist continually shows a struggle in deciding whether to live her life self-righteously, or whether to conform to societyís demands and expectations. The imagery and biblical symbolism employed by the orchard scene of Chapter 8 show this struggle; for Jane must decide whether to conform to society and reject Mr. Rochester's declaration of love, or to be true to herself and marry him....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre vs. Boyz n the Hood

- Jane Eyre vs. Boyz 'n' the Hood When people are making choices sometimes they don't think of how they could affect someone else. In the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Jane chooses to leave Mr. Rochester. In the movie Boyz 'n' the Hood Tre decides not to participate in a shooting spree. He result of some choices could have a bad aftermath, which not only affects the person deciding, but also the people around them. The choices that Jane makes has different reactions, such as when she left Mr....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Search for Happiness in Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë

- Jane spends her first 10 years of her life at Gateshead Hall, a lavish mansion. She lived with her Aunt, Mrs Reed, and three cousins, Eliza, Georgina and John. During her time in the mansion she wouldn't dare argue with the mistress, and fulfilled every duty. Jane is deprived of love, joy and acceptance. She is very much unwanted and isolated. "Eliza, John and Georgiana were now clustered round their mama in the drawing-room... Me, she had dispensed from joining the group" (chapter) Mrs Reed keeps Jane only because of a promise she made to her husband on his deathbed....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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The Quest for Inner Beauty in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- The Quest for Inner Beauty in Jane Erye       The beauty of a woman is usually classified into two categories: superficial, or physical, beauty and inner, or intellectual, beauty. In the Charlotte Bronte's Jane Erye, the protagonist rejects her own physical beauty in favor of her intelligence and morality. This choice allows her to win the hand of the man she desires. Jane values her knowledge and thinking before any of her physical appearances because of her desire as a child to read, the lessons she is taught and the reinforcements of the idea appearing in her adulthood....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Brains before Beauty in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Brains before Beauty in  Jane Erye   Beauty is generally classified into two main categories: physical and mental. In the Charlotte Bronte's Jane Erye, the protagonist rejects by choice and submission, her own physical beauty in favor of her mental intelligence and humility, and her choice becomes her greatest benefit by allowing her to win the hand of the man of her desires, a man who has the values Jane herself believes in. She values her knowledge and thinking before any of her physical appearances because of her desire as a child to read, the lessons she is taught and the reinforcements of the idea appearing in her adulthood....   [tags: Jane Eyre Essays]

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Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Gothic Novel

- Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as a Gothic Novel Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Brontë, is considered by many to be a 'gothic' novel. The use of 'supernatural' incidents, architecture, and a desolate setting helped to decide this classification for Jane Eyre. Many cases exhibited the use of 'supernatural' occurrences. For example, when Jane Eyre was ten years old, she was locked in a room called the 'Red Room' for misbehaving. In this room, it was written that her uncle passed away there. Because of being told this, Jane Eyre believed that the light she saw float across the wall was her passed away uncle coming to avenge her mistreatment....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays Papers]

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Fantastical Ideas and Gothic Tendencies in Jane Eyre

- Fantastical Ideas and Gothic Tendencies in Jane Eyre The novel, Jane Eyre, is infused with fantastical ideas and gothic tendencies. The novel is an example of Bildungsroman heroine with the title character Jane maturing from childhood. We see her spiritual, psychological and social development. Through this development Bronte manages to join both fantastic elements with a more realistic structure by weaving in references to fairy tales, dreams, mythic imagery and plot twists. Fantasy is used by Bronte to inform the reader of any emotional subtexts in the novel....   [tags: Jane Eyre Fantasy Charlotte Bronte Essays]

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How Bronte Shows the Reader Jane's Resilience in Jane Eyre

- How Bronte Shows the Reader Jane's Resilience in Jane Eyre The novel Jane Eyre is written by Charlotte Bronte and is set in the 1800’s. It describes how Jane rose up from her orphan status at the start of the story to a higher status with Mr Rochester. More importantly Jane finds happiness. During the 1800’s a woman’s status was low and to have a higher status would involve marrying into a rich family or already belonging to a wealthy family. The story shows how Jane copes with the ups and downs in her life, during her journey for happiness....   [tags: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Essays]

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How Charlotte Bronte Uses the Different Houses in Jane Eyre

- How Charlotte Bronte Uses the Different Houses in Jane Eyre In the novel Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte uses different locations in particular different houses to produce a structural base for the story and to provide a basis for Jane’s progression through life and the changes she experiences. The houses are a background to the plot of Jane Eyre that is the evolution of Jane from lonely orphan at Gateshead into an established and well-developed character at Ferndean who is Mr Rochester’s equal. Throughout the story Jane lives in many houses all that are different in certain aspects but in some aspects they are similar....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Essays]

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Unconscious in James Joyce's ‘Dubliners and Charlotte Bronte's ‘Jane Eyre

- Unconscious in James Joyce's ‘Dubliners and Charlotte Bronte's ‘Jane Eyre Although the notion of a human unconscious preceded Freud, his work is certainly most useful for explaining what it actually is. With an understanding of a human unconscious we can apply some of its characteristics to the literature studied thus far. Much of Freud's work on the unconscious is contained within his book ‘The Interpretation of Dreams' but a concise definition is hard to come by. Essentially Freud believes that the unconscious is the ‘part of the mind that is beyond consciousness which nevertheless has a strong influence on our actions' ....   [tags: Dubliners Jane Eyre Joyce Bronte]

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Suffering and Injustice in the Opening Chapters of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre

- Suffering and Injustice in the Opening Chapters of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre At the time the novel Jane Eyre was written, it was very difficult for women writers to have their books published. Charlotte Brontë was very aware of the problem, and cleverly changed her name to Currer Bell so the book would be accepted. Luckily for Charlotte, her novel Jane Eyre was published in October 1847, and since writing this novel, Charlotte Brontë has become very popular, and a classic author. The Victorian era was a time of great social division between the rich and the poor, and this is shown in the novel by the description of certain characters for example Bessie – the poorer class, and Mrs....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre Suffering Essays]

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Religion Through Spiritual Explorations in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

- Religion Through Spiritual Explorations in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre In Jane Eyre, religion is embraced through a series of spiritual explorations. Bronte portrays Jane's character and zest for religion by revealing Jane's transitions from Gateshead to Lowood, Lowood to Thornfield, and Thornfield to Moor House. Jane ultimately rejects everyone of these organized styles of worship. However, that does not mean that she rejects all their beliefs. She is forever changed by each experience and they have helped mold her view on religion and her relationship with God....   [tags: Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte Religion Essays]

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Comparing Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

- Comparing Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte In the novels Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, the theme of loss can be viewed as an umbrella that encompasses the absence of independence, society or community, love, and order in the lives of the two protagonists. They deal with their hardships in diverse ways. However, they both find ways to triumph over their losses and regain their independence. The women in both novels endure a loss of personal freedom, both mental, and physical....   [tags: Wide Sargasso Sea Jane Eyre Essays]

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Techniques Bronte Uses to Evoke Sympathy from the Reader in Jane Eyre

- Techniques Bronte Uses to Evoke Sympathy from the Reader in Jane Eyre The essay looks at ways and especially the people that evoke sympathy for the reader in Jane Eyre’s younger life. Bronte uses many ways to provoke the reader’s empathy and compassion. People and techniques used to do this, are shown in the following. Sympathy is evoked in the reader through Mrs Reed. Although we are given no details on Jane’s childhood before she comes into Mrs Reeds care, we may presume it was a happy one. The contrast is shown when Mrs Reed kept and held Jane separately from her own children....   [tags: Jane Eyre Sympathy Charlotte Bronte Essays]

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Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennett

- Patriarchal societies have been accepted as the norm in many cultures since the beginning of time. Escaping the restrictions of such a society has been a pursuit of women for just as long. Men have tried to control the women in their lives because of some divine right they feel has been given them by God. This theme is seen throughout Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Both Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennett overcome the efforts of men in their lives to control them....   [tags: Charlotte Bronte, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen]

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