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  1. How Are Charlotte Bront(TM)s Attitudes towards Education Presented?

    He is the benefactor of Lowood and the girls' pompous dictator. Charlotte Bront� tries to highlight how the children were treated in a "charity school", she uses the word "institution" in the name as the connotations associated with the word, because "institution" sounds like the girls have done something bad to be in there. Jane even comments on how Mr Brocklehurst wants to "brand me as a bad child for ever" (JE:64)and make "disclosures of my villainy" (JE:64). By using such negativity she creates a horrible, cold, grim setting for a to child live their youth and through this she creates sympathy from the reader, once again reinforcing her arguments effectively.

    • Word count: 1736
  2. How does Bront create Interest, and make the reader keen to read on, in the Opening Two Chapters of Jane Eyre'?

    Jane, as both a character and a narrator, develops immensely throughout these two chapters. The reader starts off not even knowing who is speaking. Bront� does mention, however, "we" in the first paragraph; then narrows it down to "I" in the second; and finally "Jane" near to the end of the third. The reader's relationship with Jane starts off as a negative one; with Jane complaining about the "dreadful" walk home; "nipped" fingers and the fact she is "heart saddened" due to Bessie telling her off - all of these subtle things Bront� puts into this novel is what helps hook the reader so much.

    • Word count: 1814
  3. Jane Eyre- Analysis of the character 'Bertha Mason' and her importance in the novel 'Jane Eyre'

    Although Mr Rochester tells us the story behind his and Bertha's marriage and how she ended up locked in the room on the third floor, there is still an air of mystery around her and when she is first described by Jane's own eye, the reader cannot help but be fascinated and appalled at the same time. Jane describes her first experience of seeing Bertha as '...at the farther end of the room, a figure ran backwards and forwards. What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not, at first sight, tell...', although a horrible, chilling description, the reader is left enthralled and yearns to know more.

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  4. How does Charlotte Bront create sympathy for Jane of the novel, Jane Eyre?(TM)

    This means we get a trustworthy but restricted viewpoint of Jane. Jane in the first two chapters takes up the role of the narrator looking down upon her youth and guiding the reader through all the ups and downs of her life. Straightaway most of what occurs is of quite a negative nature, already beginning to create sympathy for this young, helpless child. Charlotte Bront� 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.

    • Word count: 2026
  5. Jane Eyre

    He fells that its unfair that Jane the outsider should be a burden upon his mother "...You are a dependant, mamma says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not live with Gentlemen's children like us... at our mamma's expense". He also believes that Jane has no Heritage and that everything in the house belongs to them the Reeds, "you have no business to take our books". He bullies her and puts her down telling her "you have no right to be here".

    • Word count: 1857
  6. How does religion affect the novel Jane Eyre by charlotte Bront?

    Another student at Lowood, Helen Burns was also a devout Christian, and finally Mr St John Rivers, a man who took Jane into his home when she ran from Mr Rochester after discovering about his insane wife, Bertha. The other notable characters, including Mr Rochester and Jane Eyre herself, were not particularly religious or did not choose a particular doctrine like most of the more devout characters. Mr Brocklehurst is portrayed as a hard, cruel man who uses religion as justification for causing great suffering and humiliation.

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  7. How does Bronte prepare us for the adult Jane in the presentation of the child?

    Jane presents her furious threats through her unambiguous words, as opposed to simply shouting at her Aunt, therefore there is no need for exclamations. Similarly, in later life, Jane's passionate nature responds to Mr.Rochester's passionate nature and despite their being in totally different social class, they find love. Therefore Jane declares her love to him when she says, 'I have known you Mr Rochester; and it strikes me with terror and anguish to feel I absolutely must be torn from you for ever."

    • Word count: 1290
  8. How does charlotte Bronte evoke the readers sympathy for Jane in chapter one?

    The use of symbolism is apparent in the first few lines when it says "leafless shrubbery" this represents Jane's life and how she feels about -no joy or life of any sort. Jane has been taken in by her aunt and her dreadful children, they take care not to include her but to make her feel inferior "she lay reclined on a sofa by the fire side, and with her darlings about her" this is again showing that her aunt has love only for her children and not Jane.

    • Word count: 975
  9. Places are of Great Significance in Bronte(TM)s Jane Eyre(TM).

    Being brought up in this Victorian era, the middle-class environment, which Jane had been brought up in, meant that she should behave and look a certain way. However, even from an early age, Jane represented an alternative view to how an ideal girl of ten was thought of. During the openings of the novel, Jane is shown as a quiet and sombre character. Bronte uses pathetic fallacy with remarks such as; 'clouds so sombre and a rain so penetrating' to reflect the way in which Jane is feeling.

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  10. Analyse the ways in which Bronte presents the "wedding" of Jane and Rochester and the discovery of Bertha in Chapter 26. Discuss what this tells the reader about Victorian views of women (and race).

    However, during all this, Jane doesn't ask any questions. Rochester admits he loves Jane and they plan to get married despite much disapproval, even from Mrs. Fairfax. Suddenly, all Jane's hopes and dreams are crushed with the news of another wife living in Thornfield Hall; Bertha Mason. After all the bluffing made by Rochester trying to look innocent, he admits that the news is true. Jane, deeply shocked and upset, runs away and gives herself a new identity only to find more relatives and inherit quite a large sum of money.

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  11. How does Charlotte Bronte Use setting to convey the experiences of her characters?

    were the clear panes of glass, protecting but not separating me from the dreary November day' Jane has shut herself away in a room, drawn the curtains so she's further away, she's separated herself from the rest of the family but she can see the grim weather outside, however it is not effecting her. The panes of glass imitate the fact that Jane can see through the glass but can't quite get there. Glass is fragile and can break, but Jane cant break through the glass can't get away from the family.

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  12. How does Bronte arouse sympathy for Jane Eyre in the first chapter of the novel?

    It then goes on and tells us about dinner so we get an idea of her usual routines. We feel more involved now knowing this. This scene is set in the house of the Reed family - Mrs Reed, her 3 children Eliza, John and Georgiana, the maids Abbot and Bessie and of course Jane. It is a miserable day outside, 'the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating'. This is outside but inside the atmosphere reflects the weather, it is miserable and Jane certainly is feeling this.

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  13. Through her presentation of Jane, how does Charlotte Bronte challenge conventional ideas of her time?

    For example: 'I am not deceitful; if I were, I should say I loved you, but I declare I do not love you' - page 43 Mrs Reed constantly tries to suppress any uniqueness Jane possesses and forces her to treat her cousins like royalty due to her 'low' rank. In these cases, Bessie tries to advise young Jane. An example is below: You ought not to think yourself on an equality with the misses Reed....it is your place to be humble, and try to make yourself agreeable to them' - page 9 Jane is continually contradicting her aunt's ethos by answering back to her family.

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  14. Analyse the Role of Childhood in Jane Eyre

    Jane is portrayed as a quiet little girl, who is not particularly pretty, but a nice girl minding her own business. Then Master John finds her and is very spiteful. When Jane retaliates she is not believed by her aunt & is very severely punished. This particular section gives the setting for the entire first two chapters. It tells the reader that Jane is an outsider in the Reed household. She is bullied & unloved. During this time Bronte is trying to build a sense of sympathy for Jane that will carry through with the reader for the whole story.

    • Word count: 1492
  15. Jane Eyre: Chapter 26 Essay

    At the start of chapter 26, Bront� presents Jane's and Mr. Rochester's wedding as unconventional. She does this initially by creating the sense of speed that Rochester imposes on Jane. The writer uses words such as "hurried" "tarry" and hastened" which creates suspicion as to the cause. This is in contrast to the expectations of a conventional wedding where the couples take time planning their big day. Then, Bront� continues to develop that apprehension by describing Jane, the heroine and narrator of the novel. She describes Jane's reflection while wearing her wedding dress as "the image of a stranger" allowing Bronte to indicate that the marriage and her role in it are somehow unnatural and wrong.

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  16. How does Charlotte Bronte depict Jane Eyre(TM)s childhood through the first four chapters

    Whenever Mr Rochester has guests at his mansion; his guests made remarks and comments about Adele's actions. The storyline of Jane Eyre is a reflection of Charlotte Bronte's life as it was an autobiography. For instance, as in Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte's parents died and she was sent to her aunt to be taken care of. When she was at her aunt's house she was treated badly. Jane Eyre is full of erotic tension, passion and irony; three characteristics that distinguish Jane Eyre from any other Victorian time book. Furthermore, Jane Eyre was written in the view point of a child, this was unseen in any books at that time.

    • Word count: 1866
  17. Jane Eyre

    Therefore everything about Jane is wrong. Furthermore Bessie sets the scene for another section of the novel as she ends her sentence saying,"Missis will send you away" (page 15) This obviously gives the reader a clue into what's going to happen next, as Jane follows her own opinions and does not take into consideration any of the Reeds demands as she shows no knowledge in the warning that Bessie tries to give her. Jane feels divided from the rest of the Reed family, and they definitely do not do anything to make her feel more comfortable.

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  18. How does Bront present the feelings between Jane and Mr. Rochester in the chapters in which the guests visit Thornfield and how does this affect the way the reader perceives events later in the book?

    I think that 'poignant pleasure' is a very vivid oxymoron as it brings across the feeling of both happiness and despair at the situation. The alliteration helps set off the imagery, with the words 'precious', 'poignant', 'pleasure' and 'pure' stand out and convey strong feelings and make the important words in the sentence seem both visually pleasing and noticeable when read out loud. The words 'pure gold' are words that convey much romantic imagery to the reader, as gold is a metal that is linked in the mind to riches and ultimately to romance such as with gold rings.

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  19. How does Charlotte Bronte use setting and weather in Jane Eyre?

    Bronte's use of descriptive language here gives you a mental image of the day and symbolises the fact that Gateshead is a very negative and gloomy place. It also sets the tone for all of the moments in the story where something is going wrong or just not according to plan, and Jane has no control over that event or take any action to change it. The next time we see Jane Eyre is when she is a child at Gateshead.

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  20. Jane Eyre

    I know that Mrs Reed and Jane have a relation with each other and I notice that Jane refers to her as Mrs Reed this shows that Jane may not be very close to this person therefore calls her Mrs Reed. As we read on we find out more about Jane's character she doesn't like the long walks and as it is cold and wet there was no way they could go .In the Early decades of the 19th century children were not supposed to play and make too much noise they were taught to go on long walks and act like mature adults.

    • Word count: 1882
  21. Gothis Elementa In Jane Eyre

    Mason was attacked. The moon is described as 'beautiful, but too solemn', which helps the reader to understand that something is about to happen which will stop it being so 'solemn'. The word 'solemn' also creates an effect because it is not a word that is usually used to describe the moon; this then sets the sombre mood for the rest of chapter 20. Another example of Charlotte Bronte's use of metatonamy is in the final paragraph of chapter 23, when it is noted that lightening had split the horse chestnut tree in half.

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  22. How does Brontё use Jane Eyre to show her views on Society

    In the first two chapters, Jane is very observant and intelligent: "The red-room was a spare chamber. A bed supported on massive pillars of mahogany, hung with curtains of deep red damask, stood out like a tabernacle in the centre, the two large windows, with their blinds always drawn down, were half shrouded in festoons and falls of similar drapery"(Lines 26-28, Page 15). This is just an extract from Jane's full description of the red-room. Bront�'s use of the simile "like a tabernacle" gives a broader image of the room to the reader, while still demonstrating Jane's observance.

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  23. Jane Eyre

    I will now analyse two chapters of the novel Jane Eyre, analysing the vocabulary, themes, characters and the narrative. Within the writing of Charlotte Bront�, the Gothic can be identified, her creations are not true gothic novels, however, sections do contain strong gothic elements. Within Jane Eyre there are many gothic aspects creating a novel which is both interesting and appealing to the reader, for example, "eyes of fear", is a description of emotion and feeling when Jane is locked in the red room, already the reader can identify that something is going to happen, it creates a real atmosphere, making the novel more realistic.

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  24. jane eyre ofsted report

    They teach them all in one big classroom instead of individual ones and usually the older girls higher up in the school teach the younger girls lower in the school. The teachers make sure the pupils have learnt what they want them to by repeating the lesson until all girls know. The girls do not work together they work in silence on their own so they do not socialize with each other and the teachers do not value the pupils opinions they push them aside and expect everyone to agree with them.

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  25. Considering the social, historical and literary context of Jane Eyre, would you proclaim Charlotte Bront as the champion of feminism of her time?

    They had revolutionary ideas; the suffragettes resorted to violence, and the suffragists used politics. It would have been unthinkable for a woman to partake in either of these things before hand. Their campaign was successful, and many more laws were passed to make life more fair and enjoyable for women. We can see society's gradual acceptance of women as the equals of men by looking at how the law changed. By 1919 women could enter most professions; by 1923 women could divorce their husbands if he committed adultery; by 1928 women over 21 could vote; by 1967 abortion was legalized and by 1970 there was equal pay for equal work.

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