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You might like to consider what happens at the end of this chapter and how the lightning bolt is used to foreshadow the very unpleasant discovery of Rochester's first wife. Let us remember that it...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2011 11:52 pm UTC

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Jane Eyre's days at Lowood Institution are far from perfect, but they do provide her with a number of “firsts.” At Lowood, Jane finds her first real friend in Helen Burns, and Helen's beautiful...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2020 2:00 pm UTC

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The short answer to this question would be that Jane Eyre is ultimately a Victorian novel. However, it features heavy traces of the romantic era in its imagery and plot devices. In particular,...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 11:28 am UTC

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Bronte uses juxtaposition to prove a point or make a comparison between characters. For example, Helen and Jane are juxtaposed in Chapter six: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance;...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2016 9:55 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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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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In chapter 14 of Jane Eyre, Jane meets with her employer, Mr. Rochester, in a very intimate meeting. Despite being her superior, Mr. Rochester is very chatty with her, and their conversation...

Latest answer posted May 23, 2019 6:27 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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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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With the symbolic motif of fire and ice prevailing throughout Charlotte Bronte's narrative of Jane Eyre's struggle for independence in a Victorian society, her conflicts between passion and...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2011 4:47 am UTC

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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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I will add two more: Miss Temple, who is a beacon to her students and worshiped by them, and St. John Rivers, Jane's cousin. St. John is clearly linked to St. John the Apostle, who wrote five books...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2008 1:59 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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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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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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Mrs. Reed promised her late husband, Mr. Reed, that she would support Jane after his death. While Mrs. Reed spoils her children John, Georgiana, and Eliza, she does not feel any connection to Jane....

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019 11:28 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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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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Chapter XI records Jane's first impressions of Thornfield's geography and interior. Though it has a medieval feeling, she meets with with great hope and feels at home. These positive feelings are...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2013 9:15 pm UTC

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A major point Bronte makes about family in Jane Eyre is that people who are biologically related to one another—who are "family"—can be toxic to one another. Jane Eyre experiences that through her...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 2:13 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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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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There are two ways Jane feels trapped at Thornfield. First, in a famous passage, Jane thinks about how quiet and stifling her life as a governess is. Mr. Rochester has not yet arrived, and Jane is...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2018 6:52 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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Jane may love Rochester with all her heart and all her soul, but she still has her standards. This means that she will not marry him so long as he remains married. Such an arrangement would not...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2020 11:14 am UTC

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The best way to answer this question is to look at how Jane decides to resist her inner desires and follow Rochester to Europe and become his mistress. Clearly, this is one of the crucial decisions...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2011 9:06 pm UTC

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When young Jane reacts to the testimony of Miss Temple on her behalf in Chapter 8 as she is unfairly accused of being a liar by narrating, I would not now have exchanged Lowood with all its...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2012 6:22 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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The quote refers to how Jane is molded and changed by all the suffering that she has endured throughout her life and by the suffering that she has observed inflicted on others. Early in the book,...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2020 11:35 am UTC

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Jane's arrival at Thornfield Hall marks the end of her needing to rely on others for care and the beginning of her earning her own way. Initially, she must rely on the so-called "care" of her Aunt...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2011 5:03 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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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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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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As part of the gothic genre, Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is a narrative of darkness, shadows and eerie light. With imagery, Chapter 2 of this novel highlights the contrast between Jane's...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2011 2:54 am 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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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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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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There seems to be no mention of something that Jane does that frightens Mr. Rochester in this chapter, and I wonder if you actually mean irritate instead. Let us remember that this is the chapter...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2011 5:45 pm 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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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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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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With tone as the writer's attitude toward the readers and toward the subject of the literary work, in Jane Eyre there is a sympathetic tone used in the descriptions of Jane's plights and her search...

Latest answer posted August 1, 2012 3:44 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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No, Jane did not feel welcomed in the home of her aunt and cousins. When the novel Jane Eyre began, Jane described how she dreaded coming home after a long walk because she felt inferior to her...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2015 7:46 am 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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Jane Eyre is a more complex novel than many, and as such doesn't have a true antagonist. The story is set in several parts. At times, characters act as antagonists, while at other times, the main...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2019 6:43 pm UTC

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In Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, the character of Jane Eyre stands in for the author in a certain way and the portrait of Jane is intended to be laudatory. Looking at it from a more objective...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2012 8:19 am UTC

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Bronte uses the pathetic fallacy in the opening chapter, which assigns human feelings to non-human entities. For example, the northern islands Jane reads about are made "melancholy" or sad by the...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2018 11:23 am UTC

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This link will describe the style of the book. http://www.enotes.com/jane-eyre/style Foreshadowing is used in Jane Eyre in the “red-room” as punishment, foreshadowing the gothic influence on her...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 6:11 pm UTC

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