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Examine How/In What Ways Bront Makes Chapter 15 Of The Novel Dramatic

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Examine How/In What Ways Bront� Makes Chapter 15 Of The Novel Dramatic Chapter 15 is one of the most important chapters in the novel, and Charlotte Bronte uses drama and suspense throughout it. The chapter opens with Mr. Rochester explaining to Jane about Adele, who "was the daughter of a French opera dancer". He has in the past had an abrupt and cold manner with Jane, so this shows a development in their relationship as he is now starting to confide I her, though he still calls her "Miss Eyre" as society was very formal in the 19th century. As he tells Jane the story of Celine Varens, he tells her lots of people had French mistresses, but there is a theme of deceit and betrayal-which are throughout the rest of the story as well, like Mr. Rochester not telling Jane about his marriage to Bertha. There is also much jealousy in the story. This is continued in the theme of Jane being jealous of Blanche Ingram and her relationship with Mr. ...read more.


She also relates them to they way the person is feeling at the time. For example, in Lowood, Jane was always feeling unhappy and so the weather was related to this by always being cold, so she is using pathetic fallacy. The entirety of Thornfield mansion is full of gothic splendour. The whole idea of never ending passageways behind an austere fa�ade is a particularly gothic image, and gothic language dominates the most suspenseful scene in the novel-that in which Jane is in bed. When the scene in her chamber begins, Jane is thinking over the amazing story Mr. Rochester had just confided to her. We can see now their relationship has developed throughout the narrative from that of master and servant to friends, from Jane becoming his confidante to lovers, and ultimately, in the closing chapters, to husband and wife. As all the thoughts run through Jane's head, they gradually become more in cohesive even though "it was not fated that I would sleep that night." While trying to find sleep, Jane thinks she hears a sinister noise. ...read more.


As the plot moves fast, Jane finds herself in the corridor, sees the smoke and so courageously enters Mr. Rochester's chamber-mindless of the danger. She drenches him in water, extinguishes the fire and also provokes a pleasant irony as he accuses her of trying to drown him. She tells him the thinks Grace Poole caused the fire and he agrees, though there is something odd about his reply, he is closed and quite abrupt and changes the subject quickly, which shows that Bront� could again be slipping in the theme of deceit, and therefore intensifying the mystery of Thornfield even more. To conclude, this chapter is definitely one of the most suspenseful in the entire novel. It combines many of the themes used in other parts of the novel, like deceit and the weather, as well as important character development with Jane and her relationship with Mr. Rochester. It plays an important part in the novel, and is well written with just the right amount of suspense and tension to balance out Jane and her thoughts about her love for Mr. Rochester. ...read more.

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