Happiness And Happiness In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre And Emma

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Everyone is born with different privileges, yet these privileges do not define people. The adversities that someone has in life should not define their success or happiness. No one is destined to have a life full of misery. It is people’s attitude towards their resources -good or bad- that defines this. People write their own endings through the choices they make. They decide whether or not they will be happy. Charlotte Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre, is the perfect example of a life destined to misery. Still, she managed to find the love of her life and get her happy ending. On the other hand, Jane Austen’s novel, Emma, depicts the life of a girl born with all the privileges that someone could want for herself or himself. Emma manages to get her happy ending by getting to know herself. Therefore, these two novels are an example that someone’s happiness is not defined by the privileges or adversities that he or she encounters in life.
Jane Eyre and Emma are named after the protagonists of these two novels. In Jane Eyre, Jane is an orphan who lacks beauty, and she is left to the care of her uncle who dies. Therefore, her aunt promises to take care of her. She does not take care of Jane and creates a separation between Jane and her children. Therefore, her cousin verbally and physically abuses Jane. “He bullied and punished me; not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually: every nerve I had feared him, and every morsel of flesh on my bones
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