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Jane Eyre - setting review in the first two chapters
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Jane Eyre Coursework
How Does Charlotte Bronte Create sympathy for Jane Eyre in the first 2 chapters of the novel?
Charlotte Bronte's novel, Jane Eyre, is a fictional biography, which follows the main character, Jane, from childhood- growing up unloved and abused in her aunt's house where she lived after her parent's death, through to the age of about 23. Throughout the first two paragraphs, Charlotte Bronte uses many different, successful devices to create sympathy for Jane. I will discuss these devices in my essay.
Charlotte Bronte uses the settings of the first two chapters in order to evoke a feeling of sympathy from the audience. For example, in the first chapter Charlotte Bronte uses pathetic fallacy to reflect Jane's mood. Jane is being kept away from Mrs. Reed- her aunt and her cousins so she goes to sit on the windowsill. Charlotte Bronte describes the weather outside as 'storm-beaten' and 'cold' and 'sombre'. These words do not only refer to the weather outside but also to Jane's mood- she herself is cold- frozen out of the relationship between her aunts and cousins, she has nobody to talk to; she is a sad, lonely person. Also,
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