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Jane eyre

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Introduction

Jane Eyre In the novel Jane Eyre, the author creates an image of the differences between men and women; she also portrays the way people behaved with women in the 19th century. Jane had to face many problems and tolerate many obstacles just because she was an orphan and was very poor. She had to live with her aunt who treated her like an animal. Jane was taken to be so inferior that even the servants treated her like her like rubbish. To maintain a high status in the 19th century you had to be rich and have at least one servant. If you were upper middle class or middle class then it would have been easier for you to get a job, you would also easily gain more respect, enjoy some diversity, and were able to exhibit more authority. However if you were form the lower class you would feel more alienated and would find it hard to live the life of a normal person. You would live life completely opposite to the way the poor lived life. Charlotte Bronte used many techniques such as pathetic fallacy to create sympathy for Jane. Charlotte Bronte uses pathetic fallacy many times throughout the book to show how Jane feels. Jane was treated and made to feel invisible 'leafless shrubbery' shows that the shrub is alive however it is leafless in the same way, Jane is alive however she is not living life like every other normal person. She is like a living corpse. Jane breathes however she has no one to love her therefore she is always feeling invisible. When the Reed's have a family get together Jane is always excluded and is made to feel even lonelier. This makes the reader feel the pain with Jane and help us to sympathise with her. This also makes us realise the pain that Jane is going through as a child and the happiness the other children are experiencing. ...read more.

Middle

Day after day, Jane tolerates so much therefore she is completely broken inside and outwardly. The word 'boat' shows that Jane is floating in the sea meaning that she is alive but she has no destination just like a broken boat doesn't have anywhere left to go. This shows that Jane is alive but she is dead in the inside. Moreover in the 19th century it was believe that the poor were improvident and they were to blame for all the problems in their life. This shows that even though Jane wasn't to blame but because of the stereotypical vies in those times Jane was tortured. This helps create sympathy for Jane as it helps us to realise that Jane is innocent. In chapter 2 Bronte creates sympathy for Jane by using rhetorical questions 'why could I never please?' This shows that Jane is blaming herself for everything that has happened in her life and for everything that she has been through. The extreme of Jane's pain has increased so much that Jane has started to feel like she is the one to blame and she also feels like she is the one who is the sinner when in fact it is the Reed's family. Jane has put up with so much that now she feels like she deserves everything that is happening to her and had happened to her in the past. The Reed family and the entire world have poisoned her mind so much that she now believes that she should get punished for a crime that she is not even the criminal of. Jane is a very humble person however because of the affliction that Jane has been through she is completely ruined. In the same way, in 19th century, the attitudes that the society had for the poor was that they were at fault and you just had to ignore them this is the reason why Jane felt so lonely. ...read more.

Conclusion

Jane never knew that she would ever enjoy life but now that she is experiencing this joy it is beyond words 'Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine' shows that Jane degrades herself and holds a minute status for herself. This also shows that behind all the happiness that Jane feels she knows that deep down there is going to be an end to this contentment at least one day. However 'gleams of sunshine' shows an indication of hope and guidance for Jane. Now that Jane is going to school there have been new doors opened for her. However under all this joy we don't know what surprises life has wrapped for her. Similarly in the 19th century the law sent an order to eradicate child abuse this is the time when everything began to improve for the children in them times. Therefore, Jane's life is starting to improve and Jane has started to enjoy life. Even the happiness in Jane's life creates sympathy because we feel happy for her and we begin to believe that Jane deserves the joy that she is getting. Coming to a conclusion, I believe that in the book Jane Eyre, from the chapters 1-5 Jane is a very strong person and she is a fighter. Jane has had to tolerate many problems all throughout her life and she has faced every problem successfully. The amount of trouble that Jane had to go through perhaps no one would have been able to endure the way she did. Jane has shown a lot of courage all throughout her life and has faced all the obstacles that came in her path with tolerance and patience. Jane was never loved by anyone and even the most merciful person, God, was put against her. However she believed in herself and rose above the problems. Finally, I believe that the novel Jane Eyre is a very inspirational book and the character of Jane was very powerful moreover, it is an example to me, to become strong and face every challenge with endurance. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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