• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Explore the relationship between Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester; including the obstacles they have overcome to achieve happiness.

Extracts from this document...


Explore the relationship between Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester; including the obstacles they have overcome to achieve happiness. In this essay I how Jane and Mr Rochester have achieved happiness in various different ways. I will explore the obstacles they have overcome and how they have overcome them. Also, I will explore their relationship progressing and how as the months have gone on, they have become closer. Mr Rochester and Jane have never simply been employer and employee. There relationship has never been strictly professional and from the moment the met, Mr Rochester was always kind and caring towards Jane. This is shown by the way he talks to her and how he acts around her. 'Mr Rochester, as sat in his damask-covered chair, looked different to what I had seen him before' She notices this change around him when they are alone, as Mrs Fairfax and Adele had left the room. She is very descriptive of him saying that 'his eyes sparkled' and that he was 'much less gloomy.' She describes him as a totally differen t person than his usual 'frigid and rigid temper of a becomes very morning.' I think she has seen a different light of Mr Rochester, and she likes it. In this paragraph there is a connection between the two and Jane describes herself as in a 'gaze. ...read more.


By this, it confirms that Mr Rochester was concerned about Jane when he was gone, and he did was not keen on leaving Jane alone with someone that was near death, but he had no choice as Jane was the only one he felt he could confide in and she was the only one out of all the servants he could really trust. This experience has shown the reader that they have become closer, but I do not think that it is obvious to Jane and Mr Rochester. Jane does not realise that Mr Rochester has told her in confidence and in trust about Mason but she just thinks it was she, out of all the servants that he chose. I think that Mr Rochester believes that Jane has realised that he is doing it because he trusts her when she hasn't. Mr Rochester is very forward towards Jane for the time that this is written in. It would have been seen as inappropriate to say what Mr Rochester says to Jane. He acts as if he fell in love with her the moment he saw her. 'When once I had pressed the frail shoulder, something new-a fresh sap and sense-stole into my frame.' He is explaining the first time he met her as if she renewed him. He talks to her in a very confident way and he knows what he wants and will do anything to get it. ...read more.


'Her very fingers! Her small, slight fingers! If so there must be more of her.' He has been longing for this moment, and from it to come true is the most magnificent thing in the world. To make things even better Jane is now an independent woman, and she does not have to feel guilty when the wealthy Mr Rochester wants to spend money on her. Now she is wealthy she can treat him too and she will not feel down for not being able to give him something in return. In the end the pair get married and they did thus because all the experiences they have had to overcome have brought them so close together. To realise that the person you thought was just your employer is actually your soul mate must be a wonderful feeling but it took a prolonged time for it all to happen. The book ends where Jane and Mr Rochester had been married for 10 years. 'I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth.' Meaning Mr Rochester Jane obviously adores him. She also says that the circumstances of him being blind may have brought them closer. When Mr Rochester regains his sight partially and can hold his son and be able to see him must have been an emotional moment for Jane. Mr Rochester and Jane are perfect for each other and the way their marriage has come about is a terrific story. Katie Woodward 10J 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Charlotte Bronte section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Charlotte Bronte essays

  1. How much more is 'Jane Eyre' than just a piece of romantic fiction?

    Jane is very clear in her own mind what she thinks of Blanche. "She was very showy, but she was not genuine; she had a fine person many brilliant attainments, but her mind was poor," This is different from typical romances because normally the Heroine is very pretty and the

  2. The past comes back to haunt Mr Rochester on his wedding day. Does the ...

    This is clever of Bronte and really makes the reader think harder about what has happened and how the character reacts. Pretty much all through the book the story is told from Jane's perspective and therefore it is what she feels and thinks.

  1. By Looking Closely At The Central Relationship, Consider To What Extent Jane Eyre and ...

    However, the fact that the women obstacles in Jane Eyre and Rebecca are more conventional than the narrator (in Rebecca) and Jane Eyre as they are of the same class and status as the male characters suggests both novels have gone against the romance genre since it is more conventional

  2. Analyse and evaluate Bronte's presentation of Rochester and St John Rivers

    settled in to her new job, she feels comfortable and at home and isn't intimidated by Rochester. The first encounter when Jane meets St John Rivers Jane is in an unstable condition, she hasn't eaten for days and is unwell.

  1. iki aykiri kadin - jane ve emma Her toplumun kendisine kural sayd baz davranlar ...

    (Flaubert, 118) Emma hi�bir erkekte mutlulugu bulamaz. �nk� aradigi erkek degil, asktir. Erkeklerin sadece hayalini kurmasi, karsisina �iktiklarinda ise h�z�n duymasi, aykiri kisiligini g�sterir. Emma askin kendisine asiktir. Askin verdigi aci, hasret onu g��lendirir. Diger kadinlar kocalarinin dizleri dibinde otururken, Emma kendisini romantik hayallerle besler.

  2. Prologue - Keith Johnson was a short man with close, iron-grey hair, and the ...

    members of the team so be on your alert, but don't show it as we are supposedly having a party for you, the newest member of Team 2 in the SIS." A grunt in reply. Ridley's eyes flicked sideways, avoiding the gaze of the methane pumping cows in the distant

  1. Children in the face of adversity a comparison of Harry Potter and Jane Eyre

    This time she was treated well and while at the school made two life-long friends, Mary Taylor and Ellen Nussey. When Charlotte was 19 she was offered a post as assistant teacher at Roe Head. After she returned home in 1839 she turned down a proposal of marriage from Ellen's brother, the Rev.

  2. Analyse the ways in which Bronte presents the "wedding" of Jane and Rochester and ...

    She thought Jane had more sense than to marry an older man and was too young to know what love was. It was thought unwise by Mrs. Fairfax; therefore it would be thought much worse by the upperclass and Victorian society.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work