Jane Eyre Questions and Answers

Jane Eyre

Mr. Rochester's morality is, to say the least, a bit of a thorny issue. On the one hand, he shows Jane great kindness as her employer, and when juxtaposed with Mr. Brocklehurst, the other man who...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020 10:51 am UTC

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The storyline of Jane Eyre adapts both the archetype of the Cinderella story and elements of the Charlotte Brontë's own life to tell the story of Jane Eyre, a poor orphaned girl who grows up to...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 11:27 am UTC

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Feminist literary criticism is probably the single easiest and most common contemporary approach to reading Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, often at the expense of understanding religious and other...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2012 9:15 pm UTC

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Jane Eyre, a young orphan raised by the Reeds, her uncle's family, is sent off to the charity school Lowood, where she is befriended by the consumptive Helen Burns, who soon dies. After several...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2011 8:00 am UTC

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The conclusion is when you want to restate your thesis from your introductory paragraph. No need to panic. It will only lead to a bad case of writer's block. Jane Eyre is definitely been a long...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2015 9:46 pm UTC

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The houseguests say that a governess is basically useless and expensive. The younger houseguests declared they had t least a dozen when they were children and at least half were "detestable...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2007 1:56 am UTC

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Mr. John Rivers recognizes a wisdom and maturity in Jane that surpasses her years; so in Chapter 32, he stops by Jane's cottage to take advantage of her listening ear. Jane knows that Rivers is...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2012 5:17 pm UTC

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The most important imagery in Jane Eyre is gothic imagery. This is one of the classic Victorian Gothic stories! “Gothic” means dark and relating to supernatural elements. Gothic images do seem...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2011 2:06 am UTC

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The significance of reading and writing in Jane Eyre lies in the fact that her education allowed her to move up in Lowood and eventually get hired as a governess at Thornfield (where she meets...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2012 1:41 am UTC

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Modeled after her sister Emily, who died of tuberculosis in 1825, Helen Burns provides both the reader and Jane Eyre a model of saintliness. While Jane is somewhat hardened by the world, in...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2011 6:31 am UTC

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Chapter seventeen is the part in the novel where Mr. Rochester is using Ms. Ingram to incite jealousy in Jane and to see if Jane loves him. He may have honestly been considering Ms. Ingram for a...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2015 9:46 pm UTC

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Since you are under time pressure, you might consider focusing on Jane Eyre's experiences at Lowood School, which is a harsh, unloving institution for orphan children like herself. Lowood School is...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2016 4:45 pm UTC

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That's a tough one... without re-reading the book, I have some suggestions. Early on (like 2 or 3 pages in), Jane talks about a book she is reading. It is Thomas Bewick's "History of British...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2009 7:57 am UTC

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My glazed eye wandered over the dim and misty landscape...and now, only a few fields, almost as wild and unproductive as the heath from which they were scarcely reclaimed, lay between me and the...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2010 5:28 am UTC

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There are many words one could use to describe Jane Eyre in the first chapter. Of the list provided, I would select "timid" or "intelligent." We know that Jane is timid and shy because of her...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020 6:54 pm UTC

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When writing a book review about any book, there are a lot of choices. Since this is not a new book, but a book that is a classic and has been well-read and well-loved, you have two choices:...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2011 2:39 am UTC

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Throughout her life, Jane has been instructed in duty: at Lowood School, at Thornfield, and now while she lives with the Rivers family who have rescued her from starvation, a family who turns out...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2012 10:59 pm UTC

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Jane Eyre may be a straight-laced governess set in another century, but she is easy to empathize with. She had a difficult childhood and yet overcame that to became a moral and intelligent person....

Latest answer posted May 21, 2010 11:37 am UTC

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An example of a significant name in Jane Eyre is Jane’s name, which was carefully chosen to demonstrate her character. Jane Eyre’s name has significance both in terms of her first name and her last...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2013 5:28 pm UTC

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is fairly typical of bigamy novels in using the death of the least sympathetic of the wives as a way of resolving the bigamy plot and providing a conventional happy...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2012 12:07 pm UTC

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You'll find all the major characters in this great novel summarized and discussed in the "characters" section of the enote on it: http://www.enotes.com/eyre/27968 Greg

Latest answer posted February 16, 2007 9:47 am UTC

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Jane Eyre is still limited by her gender because many scenes depict her as the physically weak and frail female who needs to be helped, controlled, or rescued by a man. In her interaction with...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2007 4:21 am UTC

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A psychoanalytical report on Jane Eyre when she was a child would no doubt have to focus on the way that she demonstrates considerable rage and strength when she is in her frenzy. Note the way in...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2013 7:11 pm UTC

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When Mrs Fairfax shows Jane up to the third story of Thornfield Hall, Jane observes that many pieces of furniture are of older fashions, as if they had been removed to the third story once they...

Latest answer posted July 18, 2018 9:49 am UTC

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Jane Eyre does seem to go from one genre to another. It is at times a coming of age novel, sometimes a romance, sometimes a Gothic novel. None of these categories are mutually exclusive though....

Latest answer posted December 6, 2012 6:33 pm UTC

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Throughout the novel, Jane has had to develop extreme self-reliance. She has been treated badly by those entrusted to care for her, and so she is not naturally trusting of others and tries to...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2011 9:18 am UTC

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I would say Bronte was quite effective with her writing style in that she did not come right out and give away plot particulars, but rather allowed her readers to discover what was happening almost...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2008 3:38 am UTC

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What is it that you mean precisely by the phrase "earth love"? There is certainly a very real and genuine friendship between these two characters. It is at Lowood that we see Jane as a character...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2012 12:52 pm UTC

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Jane Eyre has many characteristics that have endeared the novel to its readers. 1. Mystery-- Bronte uses the element of the supernatural to keep readers' interest. Is Thornfield really haunted,...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2012 1:19 pm UTC

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I have altered your question as it seems to be somewhat confused. Also, if you are looking at religion, you need to think about the whole novel, not just the first chapters. Religion is a key theme...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2010 9:58 pm UTC

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Two females become "mad" in Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre.

Latest answer posted September 17, 2011 5:47 am UTC

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Throughout the narrative Bronte's writing exhibits sympathy for displaced persons. First of all, the plight of the orphan is certainly one that Bronte and other social reformers held as a cause...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2011 6:09 am UTC

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In the second paragraph, the mood is suitably dark and sombre, matching the atrocious weather conditions. As the story begins, it's dark and wet in the vicinity of Gateshead Hall, which means that...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2019 7:48 am UTC

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There is much in Jane Eyre that speaks to gender roles in society. This quote, taken from Chapter Twelve, captures Jane's musings on the 'restraints' place on women by society: Women are...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2012 3:40 am UTC

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This event occurs in Chapter XV (p.13). In this scene Jane is the narrator/speaker, and she has heard a demoniac laugh from behind the wall. She then hears footsteps going up to the third story...

Latest answer posted January 4, 2018 2:51 pm UTC

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Here's one from Eliza talking to Georgiana about her lack of independence: You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2007 4:02 am UTC

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This conceit was used extensively in Victorian literature when the author wanted to use a proper noun, but not give details of person or place. Rather than creating something fictitious, the...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2008 12:27 pm UTC

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