Essay on Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre: Relating to Feminism and Bertha Manson as an Alter Ego

The novel, Jane Eyre, describes the transformation from childhood to adulthood of an orphaned girl named Jane. Bertha Mason, is portrayed as the alter ego of the orphaned girl, Jane Eyre. This statement could be interrupted in many ways. One being-for an example- Bertha being a symbol and representation of Jane’s feeling in regard to […]

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Jane Eyre: Rochester as a Byronic Hero

Rochester is clearly an unusual love Interest for a romantic novel. He has an abrupt, selfish and arrogant nature, and Is far from handsome. Mr. .. Rochester Is stern, rude, and demanding and has a dark and somewhat mysterious personality. However, with the gothic atmosphere of Jane Rye, it seems almost suiting for the hero […]

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“Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte and “Wide Sargasso Sea”

Through your understanding of “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte and “Wide Sargasso Sea” and with reference to your understanding of the social contexts within which they were written, was it inevitable that the marriage between Bertha Mason and Edward Rochester would fail? I believe that the social rules and requirements of the time would never […]

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The Theme of Isolation in the Gateshead section of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is the eponymous heroine and involved narrator of this novel. She is a small, dejected girl who lives with her middle-class aunt and cousins, as her parents died when she was young. Although she may not be suffering physically from hunger or disease, she is suffering emotionally. Jane is depressed, unloved, and constantly […]

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‘Jane Eyre’ written by Charlotte Bronte

‘Jane Eyre’ is a novel written by Charlotte Bronte in the year 1847. The novel is about a woman, who is giving an account on her life story. The novel ‘Jane Eyre’ reflects Back to Charlotte Bronte’s life. Question: Discuss the differences between the characters, Mr Broklehurst and Miss Temple. How does Charlotte Bronte use […]

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Compare the presentation of Bertha and Antoinette in ‘Jane Eyre’

Rhys’ character Antoinette derives from Charlotte Bronte’s powerful depiction in ‘Jane Eyre’ of Bertha, a Creole woman who is wildly insane. In ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ Jean Rhys creates a history for Antoinette, developing reasons for the madness of the character presented in ‘Jane Eyre. ‘ The reader can go back to ‘Jane Eyre’ and sympathise […]

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How does Charlotte Bronte create sympathy for Jane Eyre

“Jane Eyre” is very much the story of a young girl’s quest to be loved, and a search for equality in a greatly unjust reality. Throughout the opening chapters Jane shows a fire and ice persona: there are sharp contrasts between her emotions at certain points in the novel, which seem to show a state […]

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Jane Eyre’s character through chapters 1-4.

In Chapter 1, Jane’s strong personality starts to develop. Jane lives in a grand house which belonged to the late Mr Reed. His widow Aunt Reed and their three children Master John, Eliza and Georgiana live in the house with Jane. It soon becomes apparent that Jane is not very happy. There are a number […]

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How does Bronte arouse sympathy for Jane Eyre in the first chapter of the novel

This essay is about the novel Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte. I am going to explain how Bronte makes the reader feel sympathy towards Jane using several different methods. The novel Jane Eyre follows Jane’s life from when she is a little girl through her unhappy childhood and into adult life. It is written […]

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Places are of Great Significance in Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’

Charlotte Bronte, the author of ‘Jane Eyre’ uses places to give the reader a deeper understanding as to the way in which the character of Jane Eyre progresses in age, status and spiritually through the novel. Places featured within the novel are structured around five socially different locations because of the differences in Jane’s character. […]

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To what extent is Jane Eyre an angel in the house

There are reasons to argue both points, firstly Jane is not the angel in the house because Jane loves books, the angel in the house was supposed to knit clothes, drew, play the piano, entertain the family by singing, and look after her family. Jane is fluent at languages, an angel in the house was […]

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Charlotte Eyre To Explore Her Ideas

I am looking at a passage in the 24th Chapter, where Jane has awoken on the morning after Mr Rochester’s proposal in the orchard. Throughout this passage Jane contemplates the idea of marriage and expresses her worries and fears with the perplexed Mr Rochester. After this Jane realises that her love for him conquers all […]

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Jane Eyre and Victorian period

In the Victorian period, most women were aiming to get married to a man of the same or better social status, be loving and serving wives and be a mother to her husband’s children. Marriage was not necessarily based on love. It was usually based on financial and social benefits. Women did not have many […]

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The Oakum Room and Jane Eyre

‘The Oakum Room’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ both show women in oppressive Victorian institutions. Show how the two writers bring out the nature of those institutions and the way the women react to their situation. One of the texts was an extract from the novel Jane Eyre, which was written in the nineteenth century by Charlotte […]

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Jane Eyre is a typical novel of its time

Charlotte Bronte wrote “Jane Eyre” in 1846. At this time there were certain social and moral expectations. Some people feel that Charlotte Bronte did not adhere to these expectations when writing the novel. In order to validate this claim I will be finding evidence to show that “Jane Eyre” is not typical of its time, […]

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To what extent is Jane Eyre a ‘gothic fairytale

Jane Eyre can be described as many things. Romantic, sad, happy etc. but one of the most common descriptions of this novel is ‘gothic fairytale’. This is a popular genre used in many novels such as Dracula and The Woman in White. In my opinion this is an accurate description of the novel, the reasons […]

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How Does Bronte’s Characterisation Of Jane Eyre Prepare

Jane’s decision to decline Rochester’s proposal to go away and live as brother and sister is momentous as she is shown to be so in love with him and wants to be with him. However because of the existence of Mr Rochester’s wife everything has changed. Her final decision is one that shows Jane’s true […]

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A detailed analysis of Jane Eyre with particular focus on setting

‘Jane Eyre’ is a pre 1914 novel written by Charlotte Bronte. I will be writing about the styles of language throughout the novel. I will also be focusing on the settings and description. This will be compared to the language, style and setting to Charles Dickens’ ‘The Signalman’. Charlotte Bronte’s life relates to the life […]

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Comparison of Jane Eyre with Wide Sargasso Sea

This as a part of my GCSE coursework in English, this is about the comparison of the portrayal of the character Bertha/Antoinette Mason in the novels Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea. At the moment my teacher has not marked my work so I am unable to give the grade I achieved for this piece […]

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Compare the Novels Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The L-Shaped Room by Lynne Reid Banks

The novels I will be comparing in this essay display in very different ways, the spiritual and emotional growth of the heroine. Both novels convey important, political messages exploring the idea of feminism and the emancipation of women. Bronte uses Jane as a figure of female independence, while Lynne Reid Banks demonstrates her views on […]

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How Charlotte Bronte develops the Gothic Features of Jane Eyre

Gothic literature refers to a period in the 18th 19th century when writing included supernatural or horrifying events. The word Gothic relates to the Middle Ages when stories commonly depicted courtly love, and villainous characters. ‘Gothic’ is also seen as a derogatory term for the Middle Ages used by the Victorians to describe an immoral […]

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