Charlotte Bronte S Jane Eyre Essay, Research Paper
Charlotte Bronte s Jane Eyre is about a young woman s quest to be loved. Despite all the mockery and humiliation, she undergoes, her belief in herself and in God, bring her to surpass the people who feel they are better than she is. So Jane goes from a young poor orphan girl to being a rich happy independent lady because of the people she meets and her need for self-dependence.
At the beginning of the novel, Jane is living with her aunt and her cousins. This was one of the worst times of her life. She had many differences to them. by the consciousness of my physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed. (6) Jane feels that she is an unattractive girl, because of the many reactions she gets from others. She is also set upon a different social class than her cousins. And you ought not to think yourself on an equality with Misses and Master Reed…they have a great deal of money, and you will have none…. It is your place to be more humble… Within the first few chapters Jane show s her need to leave her so-called family. After all the abuse, she finally learns to rebell. Accustomed to John Reeds abuse, I never had an idea of replying to it. (9) Jane fights back against John s abuse. She also rebels against Miss Reeds. She is strong and stands up for her beliefs. You think I have no feeling, and that I can do without one love or kindness…but you are bad: hardhearted. You are deceitful. (36) This makes Mrs. Reeds feel Jane is a threat to her. As, a result Mrs. Reed sends her to Lowood. Here, Jane meets one of her mentors, Helen Burns. Helen teaches Jane to forgive and not to hold grudges. Helen gives Jane reasons for Mrs. reeds abuse and tries to persuade Jane to forgive Mrs. Reed. I live in calm, looking to the end. Although, Jane does not take to Helen s ways completely, we see her steadily evolve more and more like Helen Burns. When Jane confronts Mrs., Reed on her deathbed, you can see Helen s impact on Jane, she forgives Mrs. Reed. At Lowood Jane becomes a teacher at the age of eighteen. Later she comes to realize there is nothing left for her at Lowood. She sets out to find a job. She finds one at Thornfield.
At Thornfield, Jane meets the man that will change her life, Rochester, as a governess. At first, she has does not have a good impression on Rochester … there was so much unconsciousness pride in his port. (135) Rochester makes Jane feel very uncomfortable. Jane with her witty remarks and great ideas makes Rochester fall in love with her. However, Jane starts to have very mixed feelings about him. She looked at him as an idol. I both wished and feared to see Mr. Rochester. (155) She inside felt love for him. I wanted to hear his voice again, yet I feared to meet his eyes. (155) Time passes and they…
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