"Altogether the autobiography of Jane Eyre is pre-eminently an anti-Christian composition" (Elizabeth Rigby). Use this comment as the starting point for an argumentative essay that addresses the ways in which Jane Eyre offers a critique of (forms of nineteenth-century) Christianity.

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Jane Eyre was accused of being anti-Christian by a few critics when it was first published, a claim which might strike a modern reader as strange considering the religious themes of the book. Jane constantly relies on God as her rock when she is in trouble. When Rochester tries to tempt her into being his mistress, she appeals to Christian morality as her argument against the idea. However, one could say that Jane Eyre is critical of a particular kind of...

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