Charlotte Brontë Use Of Setting In Jane Eyre

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In this passage, Jane is delivering a letter to from Thornfield to Hay for Mrs. Fairfax and is describing her surroundings. She had been working as a governess for Adele and was tired of being staying inside the house all the time. Brontë incorporates both long sentences and imagery to provide vivid descriptions and develop Jane’s environment. The setting Brontë describes provides the reader with a visualization and reflection of what is occurring in the novel. With this detailed depiction, Brontë establishes the setting before latter events such as when Jane meets Rochester for the first time; Brontë also accordingly adjusts the description of the setting and breaks the serene landscape previously painted. For each sentence of this excerpt, Brontë employs a variety of punctuation such as commas, semicolons, and colons to continue the idea and description. Brontë chooses to separate the…show more content…
“The charm of the hour lay in its approaching dimness, the low-gliding and pale-beaming sun” reveals the time of day through a detailed portrayal of the sun and how it appeared to Jane. Moreover, “in a lane noted for wild roses in summer, for nuts and blackberries in autumn, and even now possessing a few coral treasures in hips and haws” illustrates where Jane is walking through and provides contrast of the place throughout the seasons. Brontë’s use of detailed descriptions recreates the scene and use of long sentences gives the reader time to visualize and experience Jane’s walk. The imagery establishes the setting and mood that in conjunction with the first-person point of view provide an intimate perspective for the reader. This passage illustrates Jane’s walk from Thornfield to Hay when she is delivering a letter for Mrs. Fairfax and describing her surroundings. Brontë uses long sentences and imagery to provide powerful descriptions of Jane’s
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