Deception can be used as a noble shield to protect someone from a hideous truth that can be to their undoing, or it can be a means of intentionally destroying someone; destroying their happiness, their trust, and their peace with the vile vice that is deception. How can the motive for the deception be determined? A straightforward answer is rarely available, and it must be something that the reader decides for him or herself. By examining specific evidence, a conclusion can be drawn about one’s character. Jane Eyre is the subject here. Her use of deception is the variable to be scrutinized. By examining the facts of her case, one can determine whether her deception was of a heroic or a devilish nature. Jane deceives softly. Especially at the beginning of the novel, it’s difficult to detect her kind of deception. Her subtle deception is first apparent when she’s a child under the care of her aunt, Mrs. Reed. Mrs. Reed frequently abuses her, claiming that Jane is a disagreeable girl. When in reality, Jane is not disagreeable in the slightest. Here is when she deceives: Jane doesn’t deny the false accusations against her when she’s blamed for something she didn’t do, but rather she accepts the words of disapproval and pretends that she fits the mold that she is thought to be a part of. …show more content…
What does this inheritance have to do with it? It’s not about the inheritance itself that releases Jane from this life of deceit, but it’s what the inheritance represents to Jane. The inheritance unlocks a floodgate of independence into the life of Jane. For the first time, Jane feels that she is in charge of herself. No longer is someone else in command of her life; Jane is free. She is free to accept herself and to live so outrageously independently that she doesn’t feel the need to deceive anymore. She isn’t afraid of anyone else, nor the person who she
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Her "shocking" stature and diverse hued hair fit in with the assorted society of America. She has dependably been a manlier lady instead of female. She wants to be OK with baggier attire and is a long way from shallow. From the start it is obvious that Jane possess the strong value of domination. She feels that she is dominant in most circumstances, even if she is the minority in some settings.
Jane 's mother 's name was Ruth, she was a courageous, bright and loving woman, so who would be so psychotic as to kill her. She was a slave all of her life and she felt Jane didn 't have the life she deserved. Ruth lived and worked on a plantation while she raised Jane. Ruth worked hard from early dawn until dusk. She always tried to protect her daughter from harm and tried to keep her secret when she was a baby because she was afraid that the man who tried to kill her father was going to come for her and kill her.
Religion in Jane Eyre In Jane Eyre the author, Charlotte Bronte, uses three characters to portray types of Christians . Helen Burns depicts Christian value both in her conversations with Jane and in her reactions to punishment from cruel Miss Scatcherd. In this book Mr. Brocklehurst portrays a downright hypocrite who does not follow the high Puritan values that he preaches. On the other hand, St. John Rivers practices what he preaches as is shown in the way that he unceasingly cares for his congregation at great personal sacrifice and deprivation.
One can not research social work without coming across the name Jane Addams. Jane’s work within the world of social reform, had a great deal of lasting power. She was at the time of her death, best known for establishing the Hull house and advocating for fair treatment of immigrant communities. Her work may have started in Chicago, but reached worldwide with her reform. Jane Addams influences had a wide reach with lasting results, the greatest being the Hull house.
She loses herself, as I would imagine Sophie to do after a life time of oppression. Jane saw a woman in the wall, and then became her. She took on that identity, and in her mind, then became free of ruling and imprisonment. All of my sympathy for any of the other characters in this work went solely to Jane. Her obvious mental instability made the story difficult for me to read- not because it’s what’s wrong with her, but what’s wrong with professional medical abuse, which especially back then was an ongoing problem in addition to today.
Because of this, I can infer that jealousy will be a theme of the novel. I get the impression that, at some point, Jane was an important figure in the town, which is how everyone knows her. They are quick to judge her because of how much she seems to have changed since she left a year and a half ago. This i shwy their voices and opinions are so cruel and
Why shouldn’t we care less about the mother’s behaviour? Her mother is obviously affecting Jane; she quotes many things that her mother says, such as: “mindless garbage” (Warren, 16), “Get that woman a cheese steak!” (Warren 17), and some more, these might appear arrogant and jealous. But who cares if Jane’s mother is like that? Now Jane knows how to be selective while buying books and maybe in her daily lifestyle, and that you shouldn’t be “thin enough to be a ballerina”
(374) The amount of hatred that John has for Jane is very apparent with just this sentence. Calling her an animal just because she was trying to get away from the very thing and person she fears most in her life. Jane is definitely a courageous character to face her fears and to summon the courage to confront this vicious foe. When she reveals herself from her hiding spot to confront John and the others she begins to ask what they want with her where John replies with such anger “Say, ‘What do you want, Master Reed?’” (374)
Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre provided Victorian England with a new kind of woman who represented a shift in the common view of what Mary Wollstonecraft asserted was a limited education for women. Their education kept them childlike and superficial, with most of their attention going toward appearance and with being satisfied mostly with matters of the home. The social pressures prevented women from becoming more interesting through reason and substance which were confined to the masculine sphere. Jane Eyre and Blanche Ingram, with their distinct backgrounds and because of different events both ladies have gone through, separately, can determine how different these two ladies are. Jane Eyre’s social class throughout her life was very ambiguous, never really fitting into one category, often in between levels of the social spectrum.
Each time I hear its title, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing strikes me with a sense of anticlimax. I cannot help but wonder why one of the most brilliant writers on earth, known for his unparalleled deliberate diction, would craft a title that makes me feel as if this play is finished before I’ve read a single line? Few authors would dare proclaim, “Read my work! It’s a bunch of hubbub over absolutely zilch.” Usually, branding a product as “nothing” is not the greatest marketing strategy.
Morally ambiguous characters are not purely evil or purely good. Their actions instead show evil or good behavior depending on the circumstance. In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre there is a character that cannot be identified as purely evil or purely good. The character Rochester is morally ambiguous because he helps others, he keeps secrets, and he plays with people's emotions.
Although Jane displays qualities which lead us to believing that she is becoming more independent, her hysteria causes us to see a lack of agency within her character. Ultimately, her hysteria causes her to return to the domestic sphere, which can be critiqued by analyst Carmel L. Morse. Towards the end of the story, Jane makes the decision to call her father and ask for his help: " But, which is to the point, she got to the telephone and called up her father in the city" (57). By relying on the male figure for help, this is an act of agency.
Lastly, although Jane is a character in the book that never actually appears, she is consistently mentioned throughout the book more often than some of the main characters. These facts can all be backed up with evidence from Edgar Branch’s, Hans Bungert’s, Sara Lewis’, and Gerald
From the first time Jane appears in the story as a child, she leaves a strong impression. That is, when she has a fight with her cousin and her aunt is going to punish her. The conversation between her and her aunt was as the following, “ ‘What shocking conduct, Miss Eyre, to strike a young gentleman, your benefactress’s son! Your young master.’ ‘Master!