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'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte and 'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding are excellent novels, which explore the complexities of human nature and provide an insight into the social conventions of each era.

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'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte and 'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding are excellent novels, which explore the complexities of human nature and provide an insight into the social conventions of each era. Written in the nineteenth century and set in rural England, "Jane Eyre" was written by Charlotte Bronte who was born in Thornton, Yorkshire in 1816. An adventurous romantic novel it was written in the 1847. Although at the time it was considered to be an inappropriate book for Ladies or children, as it would encourage women to leave the husbands trying to become independent. It would also encourage the children {mainly girls} to think they do not need a man to assist their every need, making them to become an independent woman. "Jane Eyre" is the story of a woman who is orphaned at a young age and is being raised by Mrs. Reed, her cruel, wealthy aunt. She who is ill-treated first by her aunt's and cousins. Jane is then sent to a dreadful school, Lowood which is a orphan school which is funded by charity. ...read more.

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Charlotte Bronte clearly established a nineteenth century scene in the opening pages of the novel as it unravels slowly by introducing her family members. "The said Eliza, John, and Georgiana were now clustered round their mama in the drawing-room: she lay reclined on a sofa by the fireside, and with her darlings around her looked perfectly happy. Me, she had dispensed from joining the group;" This opening page catches the reader's interest immediately leaving the reader wanting to know about the family's life, what has Jane done for her to be left out from the rest of the family. It also leaves the audience loathing this woman for leaving the child out from the rest of the crowd on this first page of chapter one. "Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little I am soulless and heartless?" Jane and Bridget are both characters who seem to think of themselves negativity as the average woman does from time to time. "Bridget Jones" starts off with taking the readers attention straight into the novel by beginning on a humorous start, listing her new year's revolution recording her will and will not. ...read more.

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Rochester's from a fire. This is a short scene of mystery and horror which leaves the reader wondering how Mr. Rochester may of set alight, was it a accident or is someone trying to kill him. This adds a bit of suspense to the book for a while since we soon discover who or how the fire started. 'Jane' and Mr. Rochester soon recover from the fire. 'Bridget Jones' also shares some of the same genres the romantic and the genre that narrates a novel of a characters development as a person experiences them. "Mmmm. Daniel and I messaged each other all day. But there is no way I am going to sleep with him". Throughout each novel both 'Bridget' and 'Jane' meet power that terrorizes their liberty, happiness and honesty. "Tell Magda? Not tell Magda? Ring Magda and ask if everything is OK?" Ring Jeremy and ask him if everything's OK? Mind my own business!" Bridget has just seen her friend's husband (Magda and Jeremy) with another woman should Bridget keep on walking or should she interfere. Bridget decides not to jump to assumptions and that is was just a business meeting and nothing more. 10cp Wayzaro Thompson 1 ...read more.

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