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How Does Charlotte Brontë Use Setting To Convey The Experiences Of Her Characters?
Charlotte Brontë wrote the novel "Jane Eyre" and had it published in 1847. The novel illustrates how the main character, Jane, is unwanted throughout her life as a child and how happy she becomes once she finally finds someone who wants her. Brontë then splits Jane from her one true love and Jane's life falls into the depths of misery once more, though, eventually Jane is reunited with her love, and their lives become complete once more. Brontë employs many literary techniques in her writing to create the atmosphere and the setting in which these events happen.
Within the first few chapters of the novel, the reader learns of Jane's experiences as an unwanted child in her uncle's family, "...keep me at a distance..." Mrs Reed doesn't want Jane anywhere near her own children, as if Jane could contaminate them, "...only contented, happy little children..."
Jane does not let herself get upset by this rejection, but simply hides herself away in a small room, close by the rest of the family. Jane shuts herself between the window and the heavy red curtains on
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