Explain how Charlotte Bronte uses the supernatural in chapter 10 of Jane Eyre.  

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In chapter 10 of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, the supernatural is portrayed when an unexplainable event occurs. Miss Temple gets married and leaves Lowood School, thereby leaving Jane without any close friends. As Jane is looking out of her window, she sees the beautiful mountains around her and has the inclination to find another job somewhere else. She thinks about what she can do to change her job all day, but the final idea comes to her mind at night. But she doesn't give herself credit for coming up with the idea, which is to advertise her services in the newspaper. Actually, she says that "a kind fairy" must have placed a message on her pillow because when she went back to bed that night, the thought of advertising in the paper "naturally" came to her mind. Basically she is saying that she would not have come up with the solution to her problem without "outside" or supernatural help.


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