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How does Charlotte Brounte Create Sympathy For Jane In The First Two Chapters Of The Novel?

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How does Charlotte Brounte Create Sympathy For Jane In The First Two Chapters Of The Novel? Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography which was written in 1848. It is about a young girl who is abused and tortured by her aunt and cousins, (the people she lives with). There are many ways that Charlotte Brounte creates sympathy for Jane in the first two chapters. However the four main ways are: the setting, the language used, the structure of the chapters and finally the social content. In the first chapter, the setting is in a room where Jane is reading a book. The writer uses pathetic fallacy in this chapter to describe the weather as well as how Jane is feeling. ...read more.

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The writer uses words such as 'sombre' and 'cold' to create a wintry setting; it also gives the effect of a miserable day which Jane is in. However in the second chapter, the setting changes from cold and damp to more of a gothic setting which is quite frightening. It is in this chapter, where Jane is locked into the Red Room. The reader would feel more sympathy for Jane at this point because the Red Room symbolises death and scares Jane a lot, (which is shown by her resistance to going into it). In the Red Room a gothic and mysterious feeling is presented to the reader. ...read more.

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This adds and emphasises the effect it has on Jane because she becomes more frightened. Another way in which sympathy is created for Jane is through the language used to describe Jane herself. Jane uses a lot of sarcasm when she describes her aunt and cousins. She uses words such as 'mama' and 'darlings' whenever she speaks about them. This creates sympathy towards her because it is the only way in which she can achieve revenge on them (by ridiculing them), otherwise she is helpless as no one sides with her. Sympathy is also created for Jane when she describes the abuse she receives from her aunt and cousins. An example of this would be when John Reed ?? ?? ?? ?? Shazia Saeed 10/N 1 Jane Eyre Coursework ...read more.

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