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Jane Eyre

A flat character is simple and two-dimensional. His or her personality can be summed up in a sentence. For instance, in Jane Eyre, the hypocritical Brocklehurst and the vapid Blanche Ingram are...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2019 9:32 am UTC

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In Jane Eyre, an example of an interior monologue is when Jane tries to decide what to do when she realizes she can’t marry Mr. Rochester because he is already married. An interior monologue is...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2013 8:31 pm UTC

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Key symbols through Charlotte Bronte's work, fire suggests Jane's passions and those of kindred spirits while ice represents the forces against her. In Chapter 26 as Jane and Mr. Rochester prepare...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2011 12:31 pm UTC

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In Chapter 18 of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, Jane Eyre, Mr. Edward Fairfax Rochester is away from his home at Thornfield Hall, having been "summoned to Millcote on business." Among his guests...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 2:51 pm UTC

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Mr. Rochester loses a good chunk of money and valuable property in the fire which claims Bertha's life and his own eyesight, but he does not lose his fortune altogether. Judging from the testimony...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2020 11:31 am UTC

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There's a lot going on in Jane Eyre which parallels the tropes of Gothic novels. One of the key features in Jane Eyre which strikes the reader as Gothic is its use of buildings and landscapes...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2019 2:59 pm UTC

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Setting in Jane Eyre acts as pathetic fallacy. That is, the weather and surroundings reflect Jane's and sometimes other characters' emotional states. In Bronte's dark Romantic novel, the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2014 6:22 pm UTC

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Before Jane discovers the existence of the deranged Bertha Mason, Jane believes that Grace Poole is the one responsible for all the mysterious happenings at Thornfield Hall. Grace is a middle-aged...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2018 3:23 am UTC

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It's never definitively said whether or not Mr. Rochester is Adèle's father. He acknowledges that it's technically possible, but he very much doubts it. He does not recognize her as his daughter,...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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This woman is Rochester's wife and Mason's sister, Bertha Mason. She is crazy. Rochester has kept her locked up in Thornfield watched over by Grace Poole. In chapter 25, Jane explains to Rochester...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2010 6:45 am UTC

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"During the moment I was silent, Miss Eyre, I was arranging a point with my destiny. She stood there, by that beech-trunk--a hag like one of those who appeared to Macbeth on the heath of Forres....

Latest answer posted May 10, 2012 5:08 am UTC

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In Chapter 8 of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, after having been accused of being a liar and being subjected to the ignominy of standing for thirty minutes upon a stool, Jane weeps in her shame and...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2011 9:45 pm UTC

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Mrs. Reed is not presented in Jane Eyre in a positive light. Mrs. Reed treats Jane terribly. She favors her own children and is abusive to Jane. There are many indications in the first chapter...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2011 12:27 am UTC

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As Jane Eyre rides in a carriage to Thornfield in Chapter 11 of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre where she is to be governess, she surmises by the appearance of this carriage and the servant who takes...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2011 9:39 am UTC

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Jane Eyre explains her thoughts of presentiments, sympathies, and signs at the start of chapter 20: Presentiments are strange things! and so are sympathies; and so are signs; and the three...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2019 7:43 pm UTC

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Unlike the prim, Quakerly Miss Eyre the governess, Celine Varens comes into Rochester's life as an opera dancer, a profession associated with prostitution and loose morals. She professes love and...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2019 3:24 am UTC

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While Jane Eyre is a novel and not a true story, some parts of the novel were inspired by Brontë's own life. At the beginning of the novel, Jane transitions from living with her cruel relatives to...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 11:12 am UTC

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Jane Eyre, the poor relation disliked by her Aunt Reed, was exposed to daily abuse from John Reed for years. Her aunt, his doting mother, turned a blind eye to it and would do nothing to protect...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 1:11 pm UTC

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To "expiate" means to make up for, "God's tribunal" is the judging body of heaven, and "sanctions" means approves. In saying the words, "It will expiate at God's...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2009 2:30 am UTC

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An example of a symbol in Jane Eyre is fire, which represents rebirth. Fire has many meanings in literature. It can often symbolize rebirth, such as a phoenix rising from the ashes. In this case,...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2013 10:14 pm UTC

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My favorite part of the book is when Jane first stands up to Mr. Rochester. It is really Victorian flirting, and it is hilarious! She does not fit his definiton of a governess or a female, and he...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2013 6:34 pm UTC

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In chapter one, the child Jane is reading Bewick's History of British Birds after she is excluded from being in the presence of her Aunt Reed, who dislikes Jane's quiet, melancholy disposition...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2019 12:59 pm UTC

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One of the principal ways in which belonging as a theme is presented in this powerful work of literature is the way that the relationship between Jane and Rochester develops throughout the novel. A...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2012 1:45 pm UTC

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Which particular words are you refering to? I wonder if your question relates to the following lines of this chapter, which is of course a key moment in this brilliant novel, as Rochester finally...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2011 11:58 pm UTC

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Jane enjoys a friendshiup with St. John Rivers until he asked her to go to India with him as his wife. He begins by admonishing her for being happy with her life and for not straining herself to...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2012 6:32 pm UTC

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As a result of her own inclinations and experiences, Jane believes that individuals should love those who are good to them, and resist those who are "cruel and unjust". She feels that if "the...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2009 12:46 am UTC

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While Jane Eyre primarily fits within Romanticism, the elements of realism that Charlotte Brontë deploys help keep the reader’s attention by making the action almost believable. Not only is there...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2018 8:07 pm UTC

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Near the end of Chapter II of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre, young Jane is locked in a room and, while there, imagines that she may see the ghost of Mr. Reed: I thought Mr. Reed’s spirit,...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2012 12:26 pm UTC

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In the seventeenth and eighteenth century there was both a philosophical and psychological debate about how the mind was formed and stocked with ideas. While some viewed a child's mind as a blank...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2010 10:29 am UTC

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The best way to describe how the Reed family feels about Jane is explicitly shown by John Reed's own words from chapter one. He says the following: "You have no business to take our books; you...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2013 5:18 pm UTC

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In Chapter One of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, John Reed, Mrs. Reed’s only son, is beating up Jane. As we listen to Jane tell her tale, we realize that this shy and quiet child is greatly out of...

Latest answer posted February 13, 2012 10:05 am UTC

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In Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Edward Rochester is forced to make drastic changes in his life after he realizes he has married a madwoman. Rochester is a member of the upper-class; he once lived...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2015 8:50 pm UTC

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This brings us to the reading of Jane Eyre (Bronte) or the viewing of it as a film. This story, of Jane's wretched childhood, the deaths of innocent children, the blinding of Mr. Rochester, the...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2016 1:30 am UTC

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Although it is clear that Jane does literally save Rochester's life in a physical way (he needs help now that he has suffered tremendous injuries), it is important to note that his true salvation...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2008 10:53 pm UTC

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I am not sure if it is fair to say that Jane's marriage to Rochester is anti-feminist because she becomes a caretaker for her husband. Of course, to discuss this, one would have to clearly define...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2018 2:46 pm UTC

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This is a very complex question to consider. It is very difficult to read this text in isolation without any awareness of the later novel, Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys, that takes the character...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2013 6:23 am UTC

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Ever since she was a child, Jane believed her family was dead. She is treated as an outcast at her aunt's house, shuffled off to Lowood School where her one true friend dies, and then she seems to...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2008 11:44 am UTC

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This is an unpleasant name that sounds like scratch or scat, which is animal droppings. This fits Miss Scatcherd, a cruel teacher who victimizes the good Helen Burns. Jane thinks very poorly of...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2019 4:13 pm UTC

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When Jane Eyre first meets Mr. Rochester, not knowing who he is, he has just fallen down with his horse, which slipped on a piece of ice. At this point, Jane explains, in a rather roundabout way,...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 11:31 am UTC

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Mr. Rochester might be head over heels in love with Jane, but he's also rather insecure. His confidence has been shaken, not only by his failed marriage to Bertha, but also by his past relationship...

Latest answer posted October 23, 2020 11:32 am UTC

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Jane does care for her cousin St. John, but more like a brother. She considers his proposal of marriage very seriously because it was not uncommon back in the 19th century for a girl to marry a...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2016 6:43 pm UTC

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In Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre, the bedroom fire is a key incident in the plot surrounding Bertha, the mad wife who Rochester keeps locked in his attic. The key plot issue the novelist...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2015 4:04 pm UTC

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Religion plays a strong and complex role in Jane Eyre. I will focus on two aspects of religion in the novel: deformations of Christianity as either hypocrisy or over-rigidity and true religious...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2019 7:30 pm UTC

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The episode involving the fire in Chapter 15 of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre is significant for a number of reasons, including those already mentioned in the answer above. However, the...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2012 4:46 pm UTC

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The blind Rochester exclaims this near the end of the novel, when Jane returns to him. As he realizes, from the sound of her voice, that it is really her, he simply can't believe it. At first, he...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2018 11:30 am UTC

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Remember when this part of the novel occurs: Jane has just gone through the traumatic revelation of finding out that Mr. Rochester is already married, and thus is unable to marry her true love. She...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2010 11:04 am UTC

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The better question might be where is oppression not found in Jane Eyre? It is amazing to think that children and women were treated with such unjust treatment in Bronte's day. The lack of rights,...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2013 3:39 pm UTC

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From the isolated and chilly reading topic of Jane at the very beginning of the novel, we receive many different impressions of how she is excluded and kept out in the cold and not allowed to...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2012 1:30 am UTC

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Jane’s artwork is “typical” in the sense that her talent as an artist is an “accomplishment” polished young ladies are expected to have. When Bessie comes to visit her at Lowood, she exclaims over...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 12:53 pm UTC

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Chapter 6 of Jane Eyre finds Jane regarding closely the student named Burns, who is very bright, recalling all of her lesson when asked; nevertheless she incurs the wrath of her instructor, Miss...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2012 1:34 pm UTC

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