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How does Bronte reveal Jane's situation to the reader?

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poohbear52 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 13, 2013 at 7:31 PM via iOS

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How does Bronte reveal Jane's situation to the reader?

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gpane | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted January 13, 2013 at 7:43 PM (Answer #1)

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The novel is written in the first person narrative, which means that the main character, Jane, reveals her own thoughts and feelings directly to the reader. We get all the action of the novel from her perspective. Therefore we might say that Bronte has Jane tell her own story. This lends greater psychological intensity to the novel. We sympathise with Jane more in all the various social injustices she has to undergo, and we share in all her dramas, passions and emotions and her final triumph. Through the first person narrative one individual's voice comes through strongly as she fights her course against the various forces that try to hold her back. 

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