Jane Eyre-English Coursework "Explore how Bronte uses setting to reflect the experiences of her characters". Bronte describes every setting in "Jane Eyre" in a vast amount of detail, using a number of different language techniques, so as to portray the experiences of her characters, almost subconsciously, to the reader. She seeks also to convey the moods of her characters, using methods such as pathetic fallacy and symbolism, in order to express their emotions indirectly. Bronte uses all of these methods, as well as a number of scenes containing juxtaposition, and the overall structure of her writing style, consistently throughout the book, as she follows Jane through her life. Jane's personal changes and experiences, at each stage in her life, and those of her fellow characters, are powerfully communicated to the reader. Bronte employs close descriptive detail in her portrayal of Gateshead which reflects Jane's emotional turmoil. As well as this, she uses symbolism when setting the scene in the red room, in order to portray Jane's feelings and mood to the reader. For example, she describes all of the red objects within the room: " hung with curtains of deep red damask", " the carpet was red" and " the table at the foot of the bed was covered with a crimson cloth". These vivid, deep shades of red all are known to symbolise danger and blood, which usually tend to create a
"Explore some of the ways in which Bronte protests against the prevailing 19th century views on education and religion in the first nine chapters of 'Jane Eyre'."
The prevailing 19th century views on education and religion in the first nine chapters of 'Jane Eyre' "Explore some of the ways in which Bronte protests against the prevailing 19th century views on education and religion in the first nine chapters of 'Jane Eyre'." Imagine a girl growing up around the turn of the nineteenth century. An orphan, she has no family or friends, no wealth or position. Misunderstood and mistreated by the relatives she does have, she is sent away to a school where the cycle of cruelty continues. All alone in the world, she seems doomed to a life of failure. What's a girl to do? I think that Jane's later life is how Charlotte would have liked her own to be. It is like many stories, even those written in the present day, which is the author's fantasy. The fairytale-like ending resembles not just any fairytale, but one in particular, Cinderella. 'Jane Eyre' is set in the early to mid nineteenth century and we see how different life today is, compared with the time which Jane lived. Immediately we see that Lowood's religious education does not necessarily mean the orphans are treated well. Their food is basically inedible, their lodgings are cramped, and some of the teachers are cruel. Bronte drops a few hints about the suspicious goings-on when Helen reveals that "benevolent-minded ladies and gentlemen" make up the tuition and that Mr. Brocklehurst
The Guidebook describes Brodsworth Hall as 'an outstanding example of a Victorian Country house'. Using the evidence you have gained from the site, explain how far you agree with this statement.
The Guidebook describes Brodsworth Hall as 'an outstanding example of a Victorian Country house'. Using the evidence you have gained from the site, explain how far you agree with this statement. Brodsworth Hall is situated outside a small village called Brodsworth and about three miles from Doncaster. Brodsworth Hall was built in 1860 when Charles Sabine Augustus Thelluson acquired the hall form his great great grandfathers will. The house was rebuilt into a more modern hall and had an older style to the time. The style of houses in the Victorian period was Gothic and Elizabethan but Thelluson went for the fashion of Italian Palazzo. The house was built with magnesian limestone which was from the quarry on the estate. In this essay I will be discussing what makes Brodsworth Hal an outstanding example and weather I agree with the statement or not. We went on a visit to the house and had a tour of the different rooms. In some rooms there were Victorian styles and in others there weren't. We started the tour off in the Entrance Hall and I noticed that in the entrance hall a number of things were not Victorian for example the carpet was recreated because it was so tatty, the fire places were in the Georgian style as well as the skirting boards ceiling and banister. This didn't really affect the Victorian feel to the room because they blended in. There were many Victorian
Why did the Normans build castles and do these terms apply to Rochester? In 1064, Harold visited Normandy and was placed under arrest by William. To gain his release he promised to William of Normandy that he would do all in his power to help William succeed Edward the Confessor to be King of England. Upon returning to England Harold showed he had no intention of making good of his promise when he married Edith, sister of Edwin, the new Earl of Mercia. This was done to gain support of the powerful lord of Mercia in his attempt to succeed Edward the Confessor. In 1065 Edward the Confessor became very ill. Harold claimed that Edward promised him the throne just before he died on 5th January 1066. The next day there was a meeting of the Witan to decide who would become the next king of England. The Witan was made up of a group of about sixty lords and bishops and they considered the merits of four main candidates: Harold, Edgar Etheling, Harald Hardrada and William of Normandy. On 6th January 1066, the Witan decided that Harold was to be the next king of England. The new King Harold heard that Tostig had sailed up the Humber and had taken York. Harold marched his army north to fight the Norwegians and a place called Stamford Bridge. The Norwegians were caught by surprise by Harolds army and his troops devastated the Norwegians. Harold knew that William of Normandy would
will mainly discuss the way in which Charlotte Bronte portrays Jane Eyre whom the book is based on. I am going to show how Jane was treated and viewed by her companions.
I aim to discuss how the first ten chapters of Jane Eyre which is written by Charlotte Bronte, my question is how does Charlotte Bronte portray the way in which orphans were seen as during the nineteenth century? I will mainly discuss the way in which Charlotte Bronte portrays Jane Eyre whom the book is based on. I am going to show how Jane was treated and viewed by her companions. Jane is an orphan in the novel fully named Jane Eyre. She was portrayed as the victim of charity rather than a beneficiary of it. In this time the book was written middle and upper classes felt that they were doing a good deed for the less fortunate members of the community by offering them charity but sometimes the giving of charity became acts of cruelty and neglect towards the poorer classes and encouraged feelings of being "holier than thou" and self satisfaction in the upper classes. Charlotte Bronte shows this clearly and constantly early into the novel. Jane is seen by other characters as being nothing compared to them. Bronte states how orphaned children were seen as less than human because they needed charity. The upper classes thought that because they give them supplies such as food and shelter, they did not need more advanced things like love warmth or education. They were treated poorly and often used and sometimes abused. This was shown throughout in the book, e.g. being part of the
. Themes Love The theme of love in Jane Eyre covers both the romantic variety and the type encountered within a family, a sense of belonging, and a desire to be needed. The romantic love portrayed by Bronte through her novel is quite apparent. There is her love for Rochester, which eventually wins through, and her relationship and possible love for St. John. Balanced against this love is Jane's desire for individuality and integrity. It is this desire which leads her to refuse Rochester's hand once she learns he is still legally married to bertha, Jane will not allow herself to become a mistress just to satisfy her emotional needs. Jane also has a problem with the lack of equality between herself and Rochester; will her individuality allow her to be a kept woman? The refusal to marry St. John is different to her refusal to marry Rochester in that she knows that it would be a marriage of convenience and thus loveless. This can be seen as love balanced with integrity versus a lack of love balanced with practicality. Jane's love for Rochester can be allowed free reign only once she has gained independence by inheriting money balanced with Thornfield being a ruin and Bertha has flung herself from the roof; they are now equals in her mind as Jane states in chapter 38 "I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine..." Jane's pursuit of love seems stronger when it is the family
In What Ways Is The Theme Of Passion Versus Reason Explored In The Third Section? Passion versus reason can be seen throughout the whole novel but Charlotte Brontë has mainly highlighted it in section three. The main characters who undergo passion and reason are Jane, Rochester and St. John Rivers. Passion mainly reflects on Jane and Rochester because it's their passion that brings them back together. Reason or duty mostly reflects on St. John Rivers, he is the man who proposes to Jane to join him to do missionary work in India because he believes that it is Gods will that sent Jane to him neither as a cousin, nor a friend but as a wife to a missionary. The contrasts between these two are that Jane decides her fate due to passion while St. John decides his fate mostly on reason and duty. Passion versus reason is explored in this novel in many ways. The two main relationships between passion and reason is the relationship between Jane and Mr Rochester and St. John and Jane. Jane is very much the main character of the novel. She searches, not just for romantic love, but also for a sense of being appreciated. Jane's battle between passion and reason can be seen when she thinks about what to do after finding out about Rochester's wife, Bertha Mason. Her passion tells her she loves Rochester, so she should stay with him and they could live eternally together till the end of
Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is not a novel which is characterized by any one genre. It is a hybrid of an autobiography embedded in a nineteenth century Victorian romantic melodrama and enriched by a Gothic essence. 'Jane Eyre" tells the story of a young woman's internal development as she travels along the journey of self-fulfillment and a quest of love and acceptance. Although Jane is plain, she is strong and assertive, and her continuous struggle for a balance between the forces of Love and Autonomy predominate throughout the novel. Lowood is the first institution where Jane's thirst for love is partially quenched when she gains two friends - Helen burns and Ms. Temple - who readily accept her despite whatever class status or personal characteristics she possesses. In chapter 8, Jane confesses to Helen "if others don't like me, I would rather die than live - I cannot bear to be solitary and hated." From this we can align what will be Jane's ever-present requirement for human warmth and affection throughout the novel. Upon her acquaintance with Mr. Rochester at Thornfield Hall, Jane's wish fulfillment of love is incorporated into an intense, fiery passion which transforms the novel into a romantic melodrama. Bronte uses several symbols in intrinsically highlighting the romance genre of the novel. Fire is used to represent the burning passion that exists between Jane and
Considering in detail one or two passages - discuss the presentation and significance of Jane's relationship with St
Considering in detail one or two passages - discuss the presentation and significance of Jane's relationship with St. John Jane has been through a tremendous deal through the novel so far, and yet she is still as strong as ever. She still has her intentions in the right place, her heart is in the right place and her sense of morals and self-respect are still physically powerful. Jane has now finally met some family after leaving Mr Rochester yet they are all not what she expected. The main issue between St. John and Jane is the fact that he wants to marry Jane, yet he does not do it out of love which completely throws Jane off because she is a very strong believer in love, St John however she will only marry if it is for true love. When it came to marriage with Rochester, that represented the true meaning of principles for the consummation of passion, however marriage to St. John would mean sacrificing her passion for principles, which she did not believe in. Jane has "entangled feelings" and "restless emotions" towards the proposal of marriage. However she feels she will make the right decision when she declines as Religion comes first for St. John and not love. When he invites her to come to India with him as a missionary, St. John offers Jane the chance to make a more meaningful contribution to society than she would as a housewife. Life with St. John would mean life
Comparison of A Pre-twentieth Century Text With a Twentieth Century Text For my comparison I have chosen the following novel and play to compare, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall. The two authors of these stories show different ways in portraying first person narrative and childhood. The way that they use these two main themes is what I have chosen to compare. Spoonface Steinberg is a heart-warming, funny and moving story about life, death and faith, told from the viewpoint of a young autistic girl dying of cancer. Jane Eyre is a story of a young girl who is orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and is subject to the cruelty at Lowood charity school. Jane Eyre is a girl who grows up to be a heroic, powerful and passionate woman and her story shows the changes and inspirations that made her search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian Society. Charlotte Bronte wrote the book in 1847 and it is split up into 3 volumes, indicating the three different stages of her life. Spoonface Steinberg consists of a straightforward monologue, only spoken by Spoonface. Therefore the whole play is spoken in first person narrative. It isn't split up into acts or scenes, but she just goes from one topic to another. As a child herself, she talks about her childhood right from when she was a