Female thoughts and feelings were exposed. She is not beautiful, but instead is rather plain looking. She is an underdog who the reader roots for through the entire novel.
Plot[ edit ] Jane Eyre is divided into 38 chapters. It was originally published in three volumes in the 19th century, comprising chapters 1 to 15, 16 to 27, and 28 to This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed. Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise.
October Introduction[ edit ] The novel is a first-person narrative from the perspective of the title character. Jane's childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she gains friends and role models but suffers privations and oppression; her time as governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her mysterious employer, Edward Rochester; her time with the Rivers family, during which her earnest but cold clergyman cousin, St.
John Rivers, proposes to her; and ultimately her reunion with, and marriage to, her beloved Rochester. Throughout these sections, the novel provides perspectives on a number of important social issues and ideas, many of which are critical of the status quo.
Jane's childhood[ edit ] Young Jane argues with her guardian Mrs. Reed of Gateshead, illustration by F. Townsend Jane Eyre, aged 10, lives with her maternal uncle's family, the Reeds, as a result of her uncle's dying wish.
It is several years after her parents died of typhus. Reed, Jane's uncle, was the only member of the Reed family who was ever kind to Jane. Jane's aunt, Sarah Reed, dislikes her, treats her as a burden, and discourages her children from associating with Jane.
Reed and her three children are abusive to Jane. The nursemaid Bessie proves to be Jane's only ally in the household, even though Bessie sometimes scolds Jane, rather harshly.
Excluded from the family activities, Jane leads a unhappy childhood, with only a doll and books with which to entertain herself. One day, as punishment for defending herself against her cousin John Reed, Jane is relegated to the red room in which her late uncle had died; there, she faints from panic after she thinks she has seen his ghost.
She is subsequently attended to by the kindly apothecary Mr. Lloyd to whom Jane reveals how unhappy she is living at Gateshead Hall. He recommends to Mrs. Reed that Jane should be sent to school, an idea Mrs. Reed then enlists the aid of the harsh Mr.
Brocklehurst, director of Lowood Institution, a charity school for girls.Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre', first published in and with its famous sentence "Reader, I married him", is a novel that hardly needs an introduction and one that has enthralled readers from its original publication right up until the present day/5.
foreshadowing · The novel’s main instances of foreshadowing focus on Jane’s eventual inheritance (Chapter 33) from her uncle John Eyre. In Chapter 3, Jane tells Mr.
Lloyd that her aunt has told her of some “poor, low relations called Eyre,” but she knows nothing more about them. Critical responses to Jane Eyre over time Included here are six responses to Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre.
They were written between , when the novel was published under the pseudonym Currer Bell, and 1. Read the six critical responses to Jane Eyre and make a note of what the.
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When Charlotte Brontë sat down to write Jane Eyre, she didn’t know she was writing a major work of literature. The gothic novel about a governess’s romance with the brooding Mr. Rochester was. Charlotte Brontë, the oldest of the legendary Brontë sisters, is best known for her classic novel Jane Eyre.
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