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How Thornfield projects that good things are going to happen to JAne Eyre during her time there.

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In the novel Jane Eyre Jane stays in many places, and the style of the place shows how good her life is going to be there. Thornfield is very different to the other places she stays at and in this essay I will explain. At the beginning of Chapter Eleven Jane write 'A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play...' This is very upbeat and hopeful, it shows that something good is going to happen and draws the reader into when she says ' ...and when I the curtain up this time, reader, you must fancy you see...'. She addresses the reader personally, accepting he is there and setting the scene to him individually. Jane's first sight of Thornfield is not a good one as it is dark when she first sees it; this could be to show that the future is mysterious and there are many secrets hidden in the house. ...read more.

Middle

Both of these words are very gothic which gives a sense of foreboding. This is an obvious contrast to the room she was just in with Mrs Fairfax. But in the morning she describes a '...bright little place...' she mentions how different she finds it from Lowood and how much warmer it is to herself and '...my spirits rose at the view'. This easily shows what her life was like before Thornfield. It also gives the reader hope the new part of the story. It is showing that Thornfield is a new start for her and everything here is going to be totally different from anything she has ever experienced before. Jane later goes on to describe all the furniture in the house describing Thornfield as a 'a shrine of memory'. ...read more.

Conclusion

she describes the grounds as a gentle, kind, warm place, giving you a sense of happiness through this. Happiness and pleasure is what you get through all of this, it shows many pleasant things are going to happen in the grounds. Then she portrays the attic, which is bleak, dark and narrow, 'the attic seemed black as a vault compared with that arch of blue air...' and then she describes the grounds again. This must be to illustrate the picturesque grounds to support the image of the grounds are a good place to be, and the attic is not. All of these things make it very confusing for the reader to work out whether or not her time at Thornfield is going to be a good/fun time for her. The contrasting descriptions of Thornfield are very different and they come quickly, Jane is constantly switching quickly from light to dark descriptions gothic to colourful. Jaime Gemmell Jane Eyre Candidate no: 3050 Centre no: 58805 Word count: ...read more.

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