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

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

Extracts from this document...


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.


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.


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.

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. Jane Eyre - setting review in the first two chapters

    Another way that Charlotte Bronte uses setting to create a sense of sympathy for Jane Eyre is the 'red room' section. Jane is forced to stay in a room where her uncle died; here she panics and faints. Charlotte Bronte uses this scene to create a sense of sympathy very successfully.

  2. How Charlotte Bronte makes the reader sympathy towards Jane Eyre in the opening chapters

    as the servants don't want to offend him- "the servants did not like to offend their young master by taking part against him". You also learn Miss Reed knows bout john actions towards Jane and chooses not to acknowledge them or doesn't see them- "Mrs Reed was blind and deaf

  1. How does Charlotte Bronte create sympathy for Jane in the first two chapters of ...

    Knowledge of this helps us to appreciate Jane's suffering. The harsh treatment of children in the Victorian days was in fact common. The worst treatment of children however was inflicted on orphans without money, which is the situation Jane had been left with.

  2. How does Charlotte Bront create sympathy for Jane of the novel, Jane Eyre?(TM)

    Jane has been an orphan since early childhood and has no experience of what true, loving parents feels like. In Gateshead, she is neglected and is recurrently tyrannized by Mrs. Reed and John Reed. Quite a lot of the pain that Jane suffers is down to these two.

  1. Jane Eyre - compare the first two chapters

    Charlotte, her sisters Anne and Emily and brother Branwell were consequently left in the care of their father and strict, religious Aunt Elizabeth, meaning they missed out on a mother's love. Jane also had no mother, and found fiction as fascinating as Charlotte and her siblings.

  2. What techniques are used by Charlotte Bronte create sympathy for Jane Eyre in chapters ...

    long and lamentable blast'. Jane seems to be an observant child as she studies the weather and comes up with an observation for what she views from afar she sees a pale blank of mist and cloud Jane could be referring to her future as at the moment she cannot see anything positive.

  1. To what extent is Jane presented as a victim during her time at Gateshead ...

    The novel is written in a way that draws the reader into Jane's life and suffering. In the opening chapter, we begin to see Jane as a victim of cruelty she suffers by the Reeds. An orphan since early childhood, Jane feels exiled and ostracized at the beginning of the

  2. How does Charlotte Bronte create sympathy for Jane in the opening chapters of the ...

    Also, Mrs Reed's "Darlings" are so horrible to her but only later on in the novel the reader understands how ironic this is. "For now they are not crying or quarrelling" also this suggests that they usually are crying or quarrelling, which shows how bad the family get on with each other.

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