Jane Eyre: Changes And Change In Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre uses her setting and mood to show the reader the changes and advances in her life. First, at Gateshead, she opens up with saying " the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a rain so penetrating, that further out-door exercise was now out of the question"(pg 1) which foreshadows that this place will be dreary. Throughout her life at Gateshead, she clearly implies she is very lonely and feels haunted. She always shows her sorrow with her situation and how she views herself as worthless and very unloved. She quotes "To achieve escape from insupportable oppression—as running away, or, if that could not be effected, never eating or drinking more, and letting myself die...How all my brain was in tumult, and all my…show more content…
Jane is content with her position but still longs for more excitement and more insight on gender roles, thus making her become more mature in her thinking and her life choices which can be shown by her walking alone in the halls. The quote "I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes" (pg 130) shows the reader her uneasiness. Strange occurrences keep happening at the manor from screaming to attacks on servants which add to the creepy nature of the manor and the implication that something is very wrong. When Rochester confesses that he only used Blanche to make Jane jealous the weather dramatically changes to a storm where lightning strikes a tree. The statement "The rain rushed down..the great horse-chestnut... had been struck by lightning in the night, and half of it split away" (pg 299 & 300) shows that Jane and Rochester getting together is a bad idea that even mother nature disapproves by splitting the tree. After the wedding day and finding out about Bertha, Jane flees Thornfield to go anywhere but Thornfield. The name of Thornfield implies that there will be a vast area of "thorns" or trouble at this manor and will have many hurts and much
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