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Jane Eyre

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  • Submitted: 24/03/2009
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How does Charlotte Brontë convey Jane Eyre's state of mind in chapter two of the text 'Jane Eyre'?

Jane Eyre's state of mind is conveyed throughout chapter two in Brontë's 1847 novel, Jane Eyre. Her vivid description of her fractured sense of self is portrayed during her emotional time in the 'red room'. The story explores a diverse child by involving numerous techniques and situations that enables the reader, to understand Jane's situation and her feelings towards people and the places around her. Bronte uses fist person persona she also uses a narrative voice, this allows the audience to gain an insight into the mind of Jane. The experience that Jane explores reveals a cultural context within the role and society of women of the time.

Furthermore Jane Eyre is put into the role of a 10-year-old orphan that lives with her aunt. Jane is very strict in the way she presents herself and her well-chosen words. She seems to be an intellectual adult fixed into a 10 year olds body. Her ability of understanding provokes Jane's loneliness causes her to become isolated and inferior to other members of the household. Jane's hierarchy in the

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