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Jane Eyre Coursework - "Locked rooms are important in the story of Jane Eyre. Comparisons between Jane's ordeal and the ordeal suffered by Bertha Mason".

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Jane Eyre Coursework "Locked rooms are important in the story of Jane Eyre. Comparisons between Jane's ordeal and the ordeal suffered by Bertha Mason". In the novel Jane Eyre the first locked room that is mentioned is the Red Room. Before this no locked rooms are mentioned, but it is like Jane is in a locked room for the whole time that she is in Gateshead, because she is not allowed to do anything or touch anything that isn't hers. The reader gets the impression that she feels trapped as if in a locked room. This impression comes from the bullying Jane has to suffer from the young Master Reed in chapter one. "You have no business to take our books, you are dependant mama says. You have no money, your father left you none, you ought to beg and not live here with gentlemen's children". Another time when Jane is left out is when Georgina, Eliza and John are gathered around their mother, who is lying down by the fire. ...read more.

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Another time that Jane feels alone is when Blanche Ingram goes to stay at Thornfield Hall. When Blanche Ingram comes to stay at Thornfield Hall Jane is made to look inferior and not wanted by Blanche Ingram. The first instance of Jane made to be inferior is before Blanche Ingram comes to stay at Thornfield Hall. It is when Mrs Fairfax is telling Jane about her. Mrs Fairfax didn't have a bad word to say about Blanche Ingram. Mrs Fairfax kept saying things about Blanche being so beautiful and that she would make such a good wife for Mr Rochester. Another time when Jane is made to look inferior is when Blanche actually arrives at Gateshead. It is when Blanche and Mr Rochester are talking infront of everybody else at Gateshead. Blanche says things like "When we are wed, there will be no place for a governess". This makes Jane feel inferior again. ...read more.

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Jane was sent to the red room as a punishment for being rude to the Young Master Reed. If Jane didn't live in Gateshead she would have been sent to live in an orphanage where she will be poorly treated. One similarity is that Jane was locked in the Red Room she was locked away from everybody else who was living at Gateshead. This is similar to Bertha Mason being locked away on the third floor. She also was locked away from everybody at Thornfield. The only differecnce is that Bertha Mason had a maid and Jane did not. Another thing that was different about the two ordeals is that Bertha Mason got locked up for something that she couldn't control and Jane got locked up for something that she could control. Jane had spent only one night locked up and Bertha Mason spent the whole of her marriage to Rochester up on the third floor. There are quite a few differences between the two ordeals. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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