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Jane Eyre Coursework Jane Eyre is a novel which was wrote by Charlotte Bronte. The book was published in the year 1847 when women were not treated equally to men so Charlotte had to write under the name Currer Bell. This book was written by Charlotte probably because of her past experiences. The chapter which I am describing thoroughly is Chapter 26 when all the revelations about Bertha come out. Jane is an orphan who was brought up as a governess after her aunt disowned her. She was taught that she was way down class wise and she was also brought up religiously. However she was a strong willed young woman and this would lead to her confidence in her later life when she worked for Mr Rochester. ...read more.

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All these revelations upset Jane and her strong willed centre crumbles and she is emotional but she still feels she has to leave Mr Rochester and Thronfield Hall. She mentions that 'My hopes were all dead' which is in contrast what she thought earlier on in the chapter. 'I looked on my cherished wishes, yesterday so blooming and glowing'. All this means that she cannot stay after what has happened and must leave Thronfield Hall as she will never get over this while staying there. However Jane remains true to herself and gets stronger and after a man asks her for her hand in marriage she realizes she only loves Mr Rochester and looking after his stepdaughter Adele. Mr Rochester is similar to Jane in some aspects. ...read more.

Conclusion

Despite all this he is a good man as he has looked after Bertha even after being tricked into marriage and also looking after her daughter Adele. Mr Rochester enjoys the qualities that Jane has such as her quietness and calmness and he really loves her. At the end when she comes back he thinks that she only came back through pity but she really loves him and they marry and have children. The setting for this novel is a dark gothic style which is often mentioned throughtout the novel. 'The picture of the grey old house of God rising calm before me, of a rook wheeling round the steeple, of a ruddy morning sky beyond.' This is a dark image of the setting which also linked to the theme which is based on the dark and supernatural. One of the themes is of a religious wise as Jane will not sleep with Mr Rochester before they are married. English Coursework Marcin Milde ...read more.

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