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How Does Charlotte Bronte Use The Language Detail and Setting In The First Two Chapters Of "Jane Eyre"? "Jane Eyre" is a novel written by Charlotte Bront� in the 19th century. Throughout the novel Bront� incorporates elements of her own personal life. A prime example of this is the inequalities between men and women. When she wrote this novel she had to use a male nom de plume so she could sell the book it was only after the novel was well known that she revealed that she wrote it. Another interesting example of this is that Bront� was a benefactress as is Jane in the novel, a benefactress is a private tutor/teacher or someone who supports or helps a person. The novel is written using a first person narrative, which develops sympathy for the young heroin Jane. Bront� uses pathetic fallacy and uses language detail carefully to ensure maximum effect. Bront� also uses the setting to create mood and the atmosphere. Bront� uses setting to create mood and atmosphere very effectively the whole way through the novel however it is used to brilliant effect in the first two chapters. The first chapter/scene is set in a winter afternoon in November. ...read more.


This is a very effective use of pathetic fallacy. As the storm beat shrub that they talk about is more or less Jane's feelings. She is beat down by the way she is treated and the way she is excluded from the family just because she is different. The mist and the cloud in the weather could also be in her mind, by saying this I mean she may not see clearly and she may have fixed views on people and what these people are like. This may be why she reacts by talking back when in those days it was seen as very wrong. The room is described as the largest and stateliest chamber in the mansion. The furniture consists of a "bed supported on massive pillars of mahogany", "snowy Marseilles counterpane". All the furniture in the room represents fear the bed is white and glaring, white represents heaven, spirits and a peaceful atmosphere, which may mean that Mr Reed died peacefully and happily. But the shadows and the darkness of the room may suggest that he died peacefully yet there were troubles for him. The red-room is Mr Reed's old room and he died in that bed. ...read more.


Just little details like this make a huge difference and it keeps you wanting to read on which is always a good quality to have in a novel. Another example of the language detail is when the narrator (Jane Eyre) says, '...were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery' the word shrouded creates a much better effect than saying a word like wearing or covered as it creates the effect that instead if being covered it has been smothered in it, which suggests a lot of material was used and that it is a very expensive, grand room. For my last example I am going to use: 'All John Reed's violent tyrannies' the word tyrannies is a brilliant word to use as it means someone who is ruthless, selfish, violent and takes no surrender this is a word to describe the most violent of people and is very, very effective. In conclusion Bront� uses the setting to develop the mood and atmosphere very well by introducing the language detail in with the setting to further the effectiveness. Bront� also does the same with the pathetic fallacy; the author uses better descriptive words of the weather, character, feelings and experiences to create a more effective way to reflect how Jane is feeling Richard Demko ...read more.

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