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Jane Eyre - Jane's character in chapters 5-10 The Lowood chapters.

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Jane's character in chapters 5-10 The Lowood chapters. In the Lowood chapters, Bronte successfully engages the reader's sympathy for Jane Eyre by using many techniques enabling the reader to examine Jane's character fully. 'Is she going by herself' asked the porters wife 'Yes' 'And how far is it?' 'Fifty miles' What a long way! I wonder Mrs. Reed is not afraid to trust her so far alone.' Bronte uses the technique in which she does not tell the reader how Jane feels but shows us using the people and the surroundings around Jane which is a good technique although it does not show exactly how Jane feels, but does show the reader how other people feel about Jane. ...read more.

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Jane may not have been able to think to her full extent and the teachers at Lowood would punish her if she was not concentrating nor had the answer to the questions given to her, and this affected Jane severely. Bronte in the first few chapters reflects Jane's emotions using fire and the weather which I believe was the best technique Bronte uses in the book because if Jane does not tell the reader how she feels they will know by the way she describes the weather or her surroundings. In chapters five and six Bronte also starts to describe Jane using the food she is given at Lowood. ...read more.

Conclusion

Before Jane met Helen she did not want to live with poor people as she thought that although they would love her they had nothing to give her. In chapter eight Jane starts to learn from Helen and her pure ways of action and thinking. 'Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith' Bronte uses a technique in which you have to look for clues to find what Jane learns and feels. I do not believe that this is one of Bronte's best techniques as it complicated and you need to go back in the book to understand what meaning of the sentence actually is. Bronte is successful in engaging the reader's sympathy for Jane Eyre. ...read more.

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