Anger In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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Anger is a normal emotion with a wide range of intensity, from mild irritation and frustration to rage. It is a reaction to a perceived threat to us, our loved ones, our property, our self-image, or some part of our identity. Anger is a warning bell that tells us that something is wrong. Anger is a vitally important evolutionary gift and without it we are perpetual victims. Anger protects humans from sitting and boiling inside body and mind. It stops the rise of many physical illnesses and mental distress. People that repress their feelings of anger usually are people that are said to be ‘very easy going’. They agree (outwardly) with everything and never set boundaries. They never get upset and you will find it hard to argue with them. However,…show more content…
Anger can be found in Shakespeare’s works, for example: In Macbeth the most frequent word is ‘blood,’ ‘Blood’ is a word with a multitude of meanings. At its most dramatic it refers to. Blood also suggests such things as courage, youth, and anger. Anger can be found in Charlotte Brontë 's Jane Eyre which challenges the rigid gender constructions of femininity and the Victorian societal constraints designed to keep women enclosed. In the end, Brontë demonstrates that women 's anger is very political and to be an angry woman in nineteenth-century England is next-door to insanity. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud, Anger is the subject of this novel. Official beginning of anger in literature was with the emergence of Angry Yong Men movement in 1950s. Angry Young Men, a term applied by journalists in the 1950s to the authors and protagonists of some contemporary novels and plays that seemed to sound a note of protest or resentment against the values of the British middle class. The most striking example of the angry young man was Jimmy Porter, the ranting protagonist of John Osborne 's play Look Back in Anger (1956). Other works then taken to express 'angry ' attitudes included Kingsley Amis 's campus novel Lucky Jim (1954), and John Braine 's novel of social ambition, Room at the Top

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