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Jane Eyre "Growing up for Jane is a matter of finding freedom from oppression".
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"Growing up for Jane is a matter of finding freedom from oppression"
In the first part of the novel, Jane undergoes many different forms of oppression that result in her desire for freedom. It begins with her mother who married down from her and who died with her father when she was very young. After being taken in by Mr Reed, and Mr Reed dying, she was left in a home of which no one wants or likes her. She is continuously being both verbally and physically abused by her cousin John and is ostracised by the whole family due t o the feeling that Jane is of a lower social class. Jane tries to overcome this oppression by isolation and reading, by reading she feels she is in another world, one where she is away from all the oppression in her life. She also rebels in an attempt to escape her oppression, she rebels against John Reed when he abuses her, by fighting back, and rebels against Mrs Reed by sticking up for herself and proving Mrs Reed wrong.
By the time Jane leaves Lowood School, much later in her life when
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