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Compare the early lives of Jane Eyre with Billy Casper.

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Compare the early lives of Jane Eyre with Billy Casper Charlotte Bronte wrote the gothic novel Jane Eyre in 1847 and is probably the most famous of all 4 of her novels. The story is about a girl who was brutally abused as a child and who grows up to try and lead a normal life and find love which was not a common thing for a girl of her stature in that era. Jane Eyre is a very intelligent girl for 10 years of age and after her mum and dad die she is sent to live with her Aunt and Uncle Reed in Gateshead. However her Uncle dies and so becomes much neglected. She enjoys reading and for her age she reads very complicated books. She does not have any friends in her life at Gateshead and does not get on with any of her cousins who live there especially "Master" John Reed. Neither he nor his mother respects Jane at all. No one seems to understand Jane at Gateshead and she doesn't often get to speak her own opinion and Mrs Reed does a lot of her talking for her. Mrs Reed has an ideal picture of Jane in her mind and it is someone Jane does not want to be. ...read more.

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There are two bullies in the two books; one in each novel. Jud is extremely unkind to Billy and could possibly be linked with John Reed. Throughout the whole of KES Jud does not say a nice word ot Billy and couldn't really care what the outcome of Billy's life is to be and does not say one word of encouragement to help Billy and certainly gives him no advice. He is also spiteful to =wards Billy this is show when he pulls back the blankets on Billy on the opening page this is a very selfish and act and there is not even any point of doing this because Billy was not even doing anything to provoke him. However John Reed is just as selfish and in the first chapter of the book when Jane is reading quite peacefully and content on her own he insists she come out and show him what she is reading and that he be called "Master Reed." When she refuses he beats her and says it is his house and he can do what he likes. Jane does not let this get her down and does fight back. He physically abuses Jane as does Jud abuse Billy. Both of the bullies are physically stronger and are at an advantage over the two victims. ...read more.

Conclusion

She knows Helen will help her get through Lowood in one piece. She is not alone Billy does not at all like school and our first view of Billy at school is him getting into trouble. Everyone at school seems to want Billy get into trouble. He is the boy that everyone wants to get into trouble. He cannot stand up for himself and he has no friends to do it for him. He is very much alone. You can see from the quotations what the boys think of him. "Billy stood up, red. The boys looked at him, grinning, lolling back on their chairs in anticipation" "The rest of the class laughed out loud, some screwing their forefingers into their temples and twitching their heads at Billy." The boys like nothing more than someone to make fun of and they see Billy as just an object to play with. They love watching him get into trouble. Billy is not the brightest boy in the class and he does not want to learn and so most of the teachers just let him get on with just not trying. He cannot pay attention for great lengths of time. He often goes into long daydreams about his kestrel and that is what he thinks about for a lot of the time. He does not like school for many reasons. One being that he is made to read Books that do not interest him at all ...read more.

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