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Is Jane a strong and determined character in "Jane Eyre"?In novel 'Jane Eyre',what are...

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Posted January 19, 2013 at 8:33 AM via web

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Is Jane a strong and determined character in "Jane Eyre"?

In novel 'Jane Eyre',what are the quotations can be mentioned as the evidences that prove Jane is a stong and determined character?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 19, 2013 at 7:35 PM (Answer #2)

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Jane is a strong woman, and one of the pieces of evidence for this is her reaction to Mr. Rochester.  She does not back down.  She holds her own in conversations, not at all typical for a Victorian woman.  Consider when Rochester asks her to marry him, even though he is married.

“Do you doubt me, Jane?”
“Entirely.”
“You have no faith in me?”
“Not a whit.” (ch 23, p. 184)

Although this is funny, it is also a good example of her strength and strength of character.  She is not willing to be a mistress, but she is also able to speak her mind. She does not let his status, her status, or the fact that he is a man to intimidate her.

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Douglas Horley | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted January 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM (Answer #3)

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There are several examples of Jane's strong and determined character n the novel. One is that she doesn't become consumed by anger and rebellion despite her appalling experiences in the household in which she grew up and at the boarding school she attended. She realises that survival will mean conformity, humility and exercising upright principles. We see her strength clearly come through again when she refuses to take up Mr Rotchester's offer of moving to France to be his mistress. She resolves to leave the situation altogether, despite the fact that it will leave her destitute.

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user5580123 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 27, 2013 at 12:36 PM (Answer #4)

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Jane is a strong woman, and one of the pieces of evidence for this is her reaction to Mr. Rochester.  She does not back down.  She holds her own in conversations, not at all typical for a Victorian woman.  Consider when Rochester asks her to marry him, even though he is married.

“Do you doubt me, Jane?”
“Entirely.”
“You have no faith in me?”
“Not a whit.” (ch 23, p. 184)

Although this is funny, it is also a good example of her strength and strength of character.  She is not willing to be a mistress, but she is also able to speak her mind. She does not let his status, her status, or the fact that he is a man to intimidate her.

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user5580123 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 27, 2013 at 12:38 PM (Answer #5)

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There are several examples of Jane's strong and determined character n the novel. One is that she doesn't become consumed by anger and rebellion despite her appalling experiences in the household in which she grew up and at the boarding school she attended. She realises that survival will mean conformity, humility and exercising upright principles. We see her strength clearly come through again when she refuses to take up Mr Rotchester's offer of moving to France to be his mistress. She resolves to leave the situation altogether, despite the fact that it will leave her destitute.

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