The novel is about love and determination, which can be understood from the view of an orphaned girl, who apart from being a part of all the difficulties and problems of class and status, she always believed in love and was determined by it. The paper also holds the writing style, techniques and symbols. Also, the paper will let you know how Jane Eyre is a feminist novel in other ways.
1. Fiction creates characters The main character is Jane Eyre. Physically, Jane is plain and pale, she is petite, she is very thin, and she has hazel hair and green eyes. She is very honest and strong-willed, she is passionate and smart, she has very strong beliefs, and she is mature. Jane got the way she is by being excluded and oppressed as a child.
Doubtless, this attitude represents a problem for Bronte. To some extent, she fails to shape an ideal orphan not only to the Victorian society, but also to any objective reader considering the different destines of both Jane and Bertha: "Yes" responded Abbot, "if [Jane] were a nice, pretty child, one might compassionate her forlornness: but one really cannot care for such a little toad as that" ( Bronte, 28). At the first glance, Jane appears to be a romantic novel in which the penniless, orphaned heroine, gets a home, and wealth at the end. But many of the critics regarded the novel to be "a dangerous book due to the outrages on decorum, as well as the moral perversity of a woman who defied Victorian social conventions" (Mozley, 432). Bronte can present her moral purpose in Jane Eyre in a calm manner to be more
Although Jane Eyre is not her first novel, Bronte’s shift point of view from male to female is interesting regardless of the genre to which each novel belongs. Moreover, even when keeping to the female Gothic subgenre Bronte’s Villette can be noted for the change in the mood towards marriage and the depiction of desire between the female characters of the novel. The fairy-tale of blissful love that takes center stage in Jane Eyre shows quite an optimistic view of an egalitarian marriage for love, a theme which undergoes a drastic change in Villette where the protagonist Lucy Snow refrains from marriage at the end of the narrative. In addition, Villette displays openness towards the female-female relationships that contrasts with the reserved mode in Jane Eyre. These changes give rise to a question of Bronte’s own view of same-sex relations and the marriage plot which propose an extension to the discussion of this thesis utilizing the queer
She states a more modern view upon the subject about the female role in society where she states a desire that women should be able to do the same things as men, without a judgemental view from society. This view of gender roles was controversial in the Victorian era, but Jane Eyre represents a new and fresh feature in the early feminist movement with a more equal view upon the subject. Though, upon the marriage with Mr. Rochester, Jane shows another side of her feministic character. The independent Jane, starts to question her role in the marriage. Jane hated that Mr. Rochester bought pretty jewelleries and dresses for her;” the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation” (Brontë, 321).
Topic: Marriage in “Jane Eyre” In “Jane Eyre” Charlotte Brontë rejects the traditional role of women subdued by social conceptions and masculine authority by generating an identity to her female character. Thesis: Jane´s personality will bring into being a new kind of marriage based on equality, meanwhile her choice for romantic fulfilment will depend solely on her autonomy and self-government. Introduction Charlotte Brontë´s “Jane Eyre” stands as a model of genuine literature due to the fact that it breaks all conventions and stereotypes and goes beyond the boundaries of common romance in order to obtain love, identity and equality. 1. Society and Marriage 2.
In the novel Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, the reader is presented with depictions of many aspects of Brontë’s own life. The novel is a classic example of a Bildungsroman, written in the Victorian period, and many characteristics are focal in the text, one of which was of course gender inequality, as men seemed to rule the society in which Jane Eyre lived in. A woman couldn’t be successful in this period without a powerful man. Jane Eyre however, sought to prove everyone wrong as she attempted to abolish the rules of this Victorian society. “The novel suggests possibilities for gender subversion within a seemingly normative romance narrative” (Godfrey, 2005).
In what ways do Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre fit the Victorian era? Throughout the novel many elements of the book relates back to the following ways of the Romantic period. Jane Eyre shows characteristics of Romanticism. Jane Eyre expertly fits the Romantic period due to Charlotte Bronte’s use of individualism, the supernatural, and emotions and inner thoughts throughout Jane Eyre. The novel reflects the period in its focus on individualism through Jane.
Jane is presented as a morally strong, determined character who, when she falls in love, embraces the notion instead of the label and profits which are associated with it; she states that she “cares for [her]self” and that “more unsustained [she is], the more [she] will respect [her]self” as she is not tempted away from her self-respect. The reaction to the novel showcases how women were treated in the 17th century with a reviewer in The London Quarterly Review stating that the character, Jane Eyre was “destitute of all attractive, feminine qualities” and