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Choose three episodes in the novel"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte,spanning her childhood and adulthood,and explain how these episodes are important to the novel as a whole

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Choose three episodes in the novel "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte, spanning her childhood and adulthood, and explain how these episodes are important to the novel as a whole "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was written in the 1840's and published in 1847. Like many Victorian novels, it is a long, complicated story, which has often been filmed and televised. It is written in the first person narrative, so we see everything through Jane's eyes. There are many elements of the novel to keep the reader turning the pages : Jane's strong character, Charlotte Bronte's detailed description of Victorian life, and a mystery at Thornfield House and, of course, the love story of Jane and her employer, Mr. Rochester. There are many elements of Jane's character and aspects of Victorian society, which are revealed throughout the story. One incident, which stands out is, Jane being sent to the Red Room, which happens in her childhood. Jane's life was harsh. She was punished cruelly by being sent to the 'Red Room'. Her cousin John Reed was unkind to Jane. In one instance he told Jane in no uncertain terms "you are a dependent," "you have no money - your father left you none." ...read more.

Middle

Brocklehurst is a vicar but he does not really act like a Christian. Mr. Brocklehurst tells Jane of an earlier incident in his life with a boy that would give up one gingerbread nut, to say a verse of Psalm. He then goes on to say that the boy gets two nuts in recompense for his "infant piety." This shows that Mr. Brocklehurst is not really very intelligent as Jane works out that the boy only said a verse of Psalm, as he knew he would get two nuts instead of one. Mr. Brocklehurst tries to frighten Jane in this part of the novel by using the idea of going to hell when you die if you are a bad person. "Do you know where the wicked go after death?" He tries to persuade Jane that hell is a bad place and he asks her is she knows how to avoid being sent to hell. Jane replies by saying "I must keep in good health, and not die." Mr. Brocklehurst knows this is impossible as he explained how he had once buried a child of five. ...read more.

Conclusion

"I will account for this state of affairs." This is probably because of the secret he is keeping from the whole of Thornfield House. As things like this had happened before he does not want people wondering what is up on the third floor. Mr. Rochester seems glad that it was Jane that had saved him because if it had been anyone else he would have felt awkward. "Nothing else that has being would have been tolerable to me in the character or creditor for such as obligation." This shows that Mr. Rochester feels comfortable and relaxed when he is with Jane. Mr. Rochester also shows Jane that he has respect for her, "Your are no talking fool." He knows that he can trust Jane, as she is not the sort of person that spreads rounds secrets and tells stories. This novel is a classic Gothic romance. Gothic is a genre that uses ingredients such as supernatural events, strange creatures, dark old castles and a gloomy atmosphere. Rochester's dark secret and the many unexplained events are typical of the Gothic genre. The descriptions of strange old furniture, mysterious laughter and accidents, such as the fire in Mr. Rochester's bedroom all add to the interest of the novel. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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