Isolation In Jane Eyre

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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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