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Who are the foils in Jane Eyre?

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In literary terms, a foil is a character in a story who is markedly different from the protagonist. Foils are used in order to spotlight the characteristics of the principal character. In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte has created two significant foils in order to highlight Jane’s persona.

Firstly is Jane’s cousin Georgina Reed. Georgina is pretty, selfish, and vain. She spends much of her time in front of a mirror and dressing up. Like her mother and her two...

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