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Jane Eyre - Narrative standpoint-how the story is told.

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Jane Eyre Narrative standpoint-how the story is told The writer uses first person narrative as if Jane is telling her own story. This is important because it allows her to confide thoughts and feelings to the reader. As readers we feel close to her and cannot help but sympathise with her. * 'I resisted all the way: a new thing for me and a circumstance which greatly strengthened the bad opinion Bessie and miss abbot were disposed to entertain of me.' Pg 14 * 'I was a discord in Gateshead hall; I was like nobody there; I had nothing in harmony with Mrs. Reed, her children or her chosen vassalage.' Pg17 * 'Hitherto I have recorded in detail the events of my insignificant existence: to the first ten years I have given almost as many chapters. ...read more.


Pg 14 * ' "What does Bessie say I have done?"' I asked. Pg 1 * 'Here, leaning over the banister, I cried out suddenly, without at all deliberating on my words- "They are not fit to associate with me."' This is Jane's reaction upon overhearing Mrs Reed telling john not to associate with her. * During Mr Brocklehursts visit Mrs Reed tells him Jane is deceitful - a liar. After Mr B leaves Jane gives Mrs R a piece of her mind and, even after Jane has been told to leave she stay and tells Mrs reed that she is not a liar. Jane says that she hates the reeds and hopes she is sent to school soon. ...read more.


They both died which left Jane an orphan. She is bullied by others * All john reeds violent tyrannies, all his sister's proud indifference, all his mothers' aversion, all the servants' partiality, turned up in my disturbed mind like a dark deposit in a turbid well. Why was I always suffering, always browbeaten. * He bullied and punished me; not two or three times a week nor once or twice in a day, but continually: every nerve I had feared him, and every morsel of flesh on my bones shrank when he came near. This is Jane talking about how john reed treats her. The highlighted has an impact on the reader and Jane successfully wins the reader as she describes her emotions. Language The writer suggests aspects of Jane's character through her use of language. Her language is formal and she uses complex sentences. This suggests intelligence and maturity. ...read more.

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