Characteristics Of Victorian Literature In Jane Eyre

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Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Literature
Writings of Charlotte Brontë portray strong, vivid perspectives and influences of symbolism tinged with rational mindset and developmental stages of Victorian era. Be it in Jane Eyre or Villette or any other work of hers, an internal conflict of mind and soul and a connection of the conscience can be seen very easily. Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. Her pen name was Currer Bell, and she became famous for her first published novel Jane Eyre in which for the first time a first person strong women perspective was depicted who was rational as well as sensual. Moral values, refined, precise and convincing colloquial language gives an insight to relate with her text. The most appealing feature was the classic nature and social realism of the novels which people can relate to even today.
Victorian novels as also referred to as realist novels since they openly represented social reality. The social issues such as class consciousness, hunger, and rapid urbanization, growth of industries and compromises of various kinds were there between progress and poverty; democracy an economy; science and religion, which led to the emergence of the middle class. The poor became poorer and the rich became richer; hence characters like Jane got pictured distinctly in Jane Eyre who was an educated rational,
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