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Explore some of the Aspects of Victorian Society which are depicted in Jane Eyre, Showing how Charlotte Bront expresses her opinion of them.

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Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bront� Explore some of the Aspects of Victorian Society which are depicted in Jane Eyre, Showing how Charlotte Bront� expresses her opinion of them. Charlotte Bront� wrote this book in Victorian times. The book is written in the first person and she does this so that you can relate to Jane Eyre and so you can really feel the way she is feeling in the book. We can tell from this book that she doesn't come over as a saintly person and she's not perfect as she was rebellious when she was a child. So you really do sympathise. Bront� really tries to put across some of the aspects of life from in Victorian times. The position of women, the social class, and religion are main features in this book. We can see Bront� has some strong opinions. Charlotte Bront� shows how she disagrees with women being told to dress up, for men; we see this when Mr. Rochester wants to take her shopping and she expresses her opinion of not wanting to be dressed up by him we see this when she says: 'I don't like to hear them spoken of. ...read more.

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Fairfax shows her opinion by saying 'Is it really for love he is going to marry you?' that she does not agree with this marriage because of the social class aspect, but also because of the wife she knows he has. One of the most important aspects of this book is the social class of the people and we see this from the beginning when we see that Jane Eyre is treated badly by the Reads because her mother married a poor man as this was not accepted in Victorian times. She was not only looked down upon by the reads but also throughout her life and by bringing this into the story makes us feel sympathetic towards her. Mrs. Fairfax shows her opinion when she hears about the marriage of Jane and Mr. Rochester she says 'Is it really for love he is going to marry you?' she is trying to make out that Mr. Rochester does not love her. This is so then she would be put off marrying him, this shows us that she does not want them to be together because he is rich and she is poor. ...read more.

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There was a belief in Victorian... that if people were born poor it was because they were sinful so they had to suffer so they could go to heaven Bront� does all this because she wants to show us that not all Christians used the religion in a good way. She has Miss Temple playing the part of the headmistress as a kind woman so we could see her views. In this book we see that Bront� has some strong views and she shows this distinctively in her book. When Bront� is talking about the views on religion she is not showing her dislike for the religion in this book, but we see she is just against the way some people use it to scare people, and thinks this is the wrong way to use religion. She also disagrees with the social class and how that they should be regarded as nothing shows that she does not like this and that she wants people to be equal. She also feels strongly about the position of women. Her heroine Jane struggles against prejudices regarding class and women. The novel has an optimistic ending because Jane has won happiness after all her efforts. Eleanor Mooney GCSE English AQA 2004 Jane Eyre Essay ...read more.

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