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Jane Eyres' biography.

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JANE EYRE At the age of seven Jane Eyre, having lost her parents, was adopted by her Uncle, who subsequently died and was then looked after by her Aunt. She was never accepted as part of the family and appeared a shy and frightened young girl, always locked away from the other children in the house and isolated from any social events i.e. Christmas time. The only person she felt remotely close to was the Housekeeper, Bessie. Although Bessie had to comply with her Aunts strict ways she treated Jane with compassion and kindness but not necessarily with any love. Over the years Bessie was the only one in the household she felt remotely close to and Bessie was the person who kept in touch. Jane was always the one out of all the children who was always punished harshly by her Aunt, but she was very strong willed and could stand up for herself when provoked by the things her Aunt did and said to her. This strong will helped her to stay strong throughout the time living with her Aunt. ...read more.


Eventually her boss, Mr Rochester, fell in love with her and asked her to marry him only to be told on her wedding day that he was already married. That bitter hour cannot be described in truth "the waters came into my soul. I sank in deep mire. I felt no standing. I came into deep waters the floods overflowed me". He then asked her to become his mistress and live with him in the South of France but she refused, torn between her emotions and beliefs of right and wrong. Jane Eyre had been an ardent expectant woman, almost a bride, was a cold solitary girl again, her life was pale her prospects desolate. Heartbroken she ran away destitute leaving what she had behind her. She kept on travelling eventually stopping in a small village called Morton. There a family befriended her and offered her shelter and comfort. Eventually this family turned out to be her true relatives. Jane started to make a new life for herself finding work. ...read more.


Obviously her feelings for him had never changed and she still loved him and therefore agreed to marry him. "I have now been married ten years. I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest - blest beyond what language can express because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate that I am ever more absolutely bone of his hone flesh of his flesh". Jane had gone the full circle in her life. When she was a young girl, her life was full of despair and insecurity and unhappiness. During her teenage life she became more confident and was happy in what she was doing. She blossomed into a woman who captured the heart of her employer and nearly finding true love and happiness only to have this snatched away from her at the last minute on her wedding day. Later on in life should found happiness and security in the receipt of her Uncle's legacy and returning back to her true love. It was only then that she was a happy, secure and fulfilled woman. ...read more.

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