Bronte explores anxiety through the extract as suppressed, due to the way Jane conceals her feelings when Mr. Rochester is in a hurry. Jane perceives that "There were no groomsmen, no bridesmaids, no relatives to wait for or marshal". Firstly, the anxiety is demonstrated through the use of a list of isolation. This technique could link to the fact that isolation, in most cases, can cause anxiety, thus Bronte presents Jane's anxiety through the technique used, creating the effect of apprehension towards the reader as they are reading from Jane's perspective. Secondly, the repetition of the word "no", could foreshadow a denial in the marriage, or a problem that will prevent the marriage from taking place. The repetition also emphasizes the word,"no", which could create an impression that Jane is viewing everything in a negative perspective. Furthermore, this, once again, could illustrate anxiety, as many people, when anxious, automatically view from a pessimistic point of view. Hence why Bronte has used the repetition of, "no". …show more content…
Therefore Jane must have expected more people to show up, most likely from Mr. Rochester's side, hence why this could have affected Jane even more, due to having higher expectations from a wealthy man. This presents her anxiety as Jane would be anticipating as to whether there are to be anyone else other than themselves and the inmates of Thornfield, or not. The fact that no one besides the residents at Thornfield Hall showed up, could prompt the reader that Jane moved on this far in her life without any family, and is still going, consequently, not many people have shown up. thus the reader would commiserate for
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Jane requests to return to the Reed house, after learning about her cousin’s suicide and her aunt, Mrs. Reed’s, illness; however Rochester questions, “And what good can you do her… you say she cast you off,” Jane replies, “Yes, sir, but that is long ago; and when her circumstances were very different: I could not be easy to neglect her wishes now” (Brontë 227). Jane looks beyond that Mrs. Reed “cast[ed] her off,” implying that she has grown to let go of grudges and developed a mature mentality. The irony of Jane’s inability to “neglect her wishes,” infers how the injustice treatment of Mrs. Reed unaffectedly brings Jane to look past the situation by visiting the Reeds in a time of sorrow. In addition, Rochester attempts to convince his wedded Jane to stay with him, after learning about his mad wife; Rochester claims that his father had “sent [him] out to Jamaica, to espouse a bride already courted for” him but only so his brother and father to get “thirty thousand pounds,” Rochester further admits to Jane that “you know now that I had but a hideous demon. I was wrong to attempt to deceive you…
Pearl does not fit in with the other child in the community. She is described to be devilish. Similar to her mother, Pearl is isolated as an individual in the community. She is aware of her isolation, and senses that the isolation of both her and her mother have a relation to the scarlet letter. As Pearl asks Hester to explain the scarlet letter, Hester thinks that Pearl is completely controlled by an evil spirit.
In Chapter 1, Bronte introduces the idea of Jane’s isolation to help the reader understand where she is coming from; it’s almost as if she is trying to gain sympathy from the reader, as life has not dealt Jane a fair hand. For example, Bronte describes all of the unfortunate events that have occurred in Jane’s life in the beginning of the story. We learn that she is a poor orphan who is reliant on the Reed Family, who treats her poorly. She is secluded behind the curtains of a window seat and reading “History of British Birds”. The window seat is a place of self-imposed seclusion; the red-room is a place of enforced seclusion.
People around town who live near Thornfield had always heard rumors about a lunatic woman at the hall, and Mr. Rochester reveals at the wedding that the presumed woman is his wife. Jane is absolutely shocked and devastated, and feels as though she can no longer trust Mr. Rochester. This wild turn of events causes her to leave Mr. Rochester and she eventually meets St. John. St. John and his sisters are later revealed to be Jane’s cousins, and Jane finds this discovery a truly “Glorious discovery to a lonely wretch! This was wealth indeed!
Topic: Marriage in “Jane Eyre” In “Jane Eyre” Charlotte Brontë rejects the traditional role of women subdued by social conceptions and masculine authority by generating an identity to her female character. Thesis: Jane´s personality will bring into being a new kind of marriage based on equality, meanwhile her choice for romantic fulfilment will depend solely on her autonomy and self-government. Introduction Charlotte Brontë´s “Jane Eyre” stands as a model of genuine literature due to the fact that it breaks all conventions and stereotypes and goes beyond the boundaries of common romance in order to obtain love, identity and equality. 1.
Rochester was a major influence on Jane as this was a critical time she was maturing, yet she did not let him get in the way of her work. The work that was expected of her what always her top priority, Rochester was her second. “I believe he is of mine;—I am sure he is,—I feel akin to him,—I understand the language of his countenance and movements: though rank and wealth sever us widely, I have something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him” (Bronte 266). The relationship between Rochester and Jane was undeniable.
In Charlotte Bronte’s novel “Jane Eyre” Edward Fairfax Rochester plays a contributing role in Janes development and growth as a character and human being in the Victorian time period. Not only does he play a large role in her independency, but in her emotional and spiritual growth as well. She grows around him whether she likes it or not. Due to Edwards manipulative and seductive nature, jane has to grow and develop in a way that has her frequently questioning her own ideals, whether that be spiritually or morally, and strengthening her independence by constantly refusing her feelings for him and adapting to punishing situations. Edward also opens Janes eyes to a world that is bigger than she realized due to his company at the house, wealth, and opportunities at the favorable Thornfeild manor at which she was employed by him.
When Bronte states, “The Eliza, John, and Georgina were now clustered round their mamma in the drawing room... Me, she had dispensed from joining the group; saying “she regretted to be under the necessity of keeping me at a distance;...” The imagery represented here demonstrates that unlike all the other kids, Jane was the one that was left out. This creates a feeling and constraint because it demonstrates that she was locked away from all the others and there was only herself. The imagery
Rochester. When she first came to Thornfield Hall her place was still respected and treated of that as a governess. This is shown in chapter thirteen when Mr. Rochester is sitting on the couch in the drawing-room with Adele petting Pilot the dog, “Mr. Rochester must have been aware of the entrance of Mrs. Fairfax and myself; but it appeared he was not in the mood to notice us, for he never lifted his head as we approached” (page 122). It was not long after this that Mr. Rochester changes in character and attitude towards her that causes her confusion of feelings and the affect the resolvve of her class which is shown in chapter 15 by narration, “The ease of her manner freed me from painful restraint; the friendly frankness, as correct as cordial, with which he treated me, drew mw to him. I felt at times as if he were my relation, rather than my master: yet he was imperios sometimes still; but I did not mind that; I saw it was his way” (page 149).
Bronte 's Jane Eyre transcends the genres of literature to depict the emotional and character development of its protagonist. Although no overall genre dominates the novel exclusively, the vivid use of setting contributes towards the portrayal of Bronte’s bildungsroman (Realisms, 92) and defines the protagonist’s struggles as she grapples with her inner-self, and the social expectations of her gender. The novel incorporates Jane’s frequent conflicts, oppression, isolation and self-examination as she defends her identity and independence. Set amongst five separate locations, Bronte’s skilful use of literal and metaphorical landscapes, nature, and imagery, skilfully intertwines with the plot and denotes each phrase of her maturity.
She was not worried of anything and everything. It is not just Thornfield itself, she loved the people who made her feel safe and secure in life. Jane is talking to Rochester right after the first proposal and says “Thank you, Mr. Rochester, for your great kindness, I am strongly glad to get back again to you, and wherever you are is my home- my only home,” (264). Jane loves Mrs. Fairfax, Adele, and the other servants at Thornfield. Jane knows that Thornfield is a good place for her and her future.
Charlotte Bronte takes us on a journey from the point which Jane Eyre, the protagonist lives with her aunt and cousins whom very much dislikes her in Gateshead to her going to a boarding school in Lowood, after which she becomes a governess in Thornfield where she falls in love with Mr. Rochester her employer whom she later finds out is married to a mad woman by the name of Bertha Mason, upon her discovery of this she picks up and leaves Thornfield, she then ends up at Marsh End where he meets her relatives. The novel carries us through ever important event in her life, which introduces us to new aspects of her personality, up until her eventual marriage to Mr. Rochester. The novel fits this theme as its protagonist chooses individualism as she refuses to take the role subservience as that of a traditional female of the Victorian era society, she stands up for her rights and want she believes in, she ventures in her own unique thoughts, and stands by her views even if it means disagreeing with those superior to her. Jane comments on the role of women in society and the greater constraint imposed on them. V.S Naipaul’s
Jane is not afraid to stand out amongst her peers in her personal beliefs, and she is not afraid to take charge of her own life. Jane establishes her independence throughout the novel at her childhood home, school, and work, standing up for herself and her own beliefs on numerous occasions in both her personal and professional life. Brontё’s novel starts off with Jane living at Gateshead, the house of her aunt and cousins, the Reeds. Jane does not have a very strong relationship with any of them, but this is especially apparent with her cousin John, and her