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A detailed analysis of 'Jane Eyre' with particular focus on setting

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Jane Eyre Essay A detailed analysis of 'Jane Eyre' with particular focus on setting 'Jane Eyre' is a pre 1914 novel written by Charlotte Bronte. I will be writing about the styles of language throughout the novel. I will also be focusing on the settings and description. This will be compared to the language, style and setting to Charles Dickens' 'The Signalman'. Charlotte Bronte's life relates to the life of her character Jane, in that Charlotte went to boarding school. Charlotte Bronte's experiences of boarding school were similar to those that she made Jane endure at Lowood. Charlotte created Jane to become a governess just like herself in real life. Charlotte considered herself to be plain and ugly, and didn't hope for marriage, like Jane, she wished to be more attractive. Many of Charlottes experiences provided ideas for her books. Jane Imitates some of Miss Temples characteristics while she is at school. "I had imbibed from her something of her nature and much of her habits: more harmonious thoughts what seemed better regulated feelings had become inmates of my mind." Helen Burns is clever and patient. She puts up with being picked on, she tries to live by Christ's teachings : "Love your enemies; bless them that curse you; do good to them that hate you" Jane learns calmness and patience from her. ...read more.


Jane compares Thornfield to Lowood. "The chamber looked such a bright place to me as the sun shone in between the gay blue chintz window curtains, showing papered walls and a carpeted floor, so unlike the bare planks and stained plaster of Lowood, that my spirits rose at the view." This also shows that Jane liked this place. When Jane describes the Dining room at Thornfield, she says; "We were, as I have said, in the Dining Room: the lustre, which had been lit for dinner, filled the room with a festal breadth of light; the large fire was all red and clear; the purple curtains hung rich and ample before the lofty window and loftier arch; everything was still,..." Jane writes one long sentence as a whole paragraph. A lot of punctuation was used in this sentence, such as, : ; . and -. "I shall have to leave you in this room with this gentleman, for an hour, or perhaps two hours: you will sponge the blood as I do when it returns: if he feels faint,..." This is what Jane was saying to Mr Mason. Some characters in the story are friendly to Jane, and some are not. The words the characters use show how friendly they are. For example, Bessie. "Do you feel as if you should sleep, Miss? ...read more.


Jane protests about how unfairly women were treated and what is expected from them, when she says, "Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow- minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. In Jane's time, it was difficult for a woman to achieve true independence. A middle class woman would be financially dependent on her husband unless she had money of her own, and a house. This is not the case today, women can have the same jobs as men and have money and a house without relying on a man. Women today can easily achieve true independence. conclusion 'Jane Eyre' and 'The signalman' have differences and similarities, as they both are told by 1st person, and they only say what they 'choose' to tell us. They are different as the language is harder to understand in 'the signalman'. The man does not address the reader directly in 'the signalman', like Jane does in 'Jane Eyre'. I think that 'Jane Eyre' was the easiest to understand out of both of them. ?? ?? ?? ?? Yasmine Ali ...read more.

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