To deliberate these points further, the setting of Gateshead, Lowood and Thornfield will be closely analysed. Additionally, it will discuss how Bronte used the setting of Jane Eyre, to demonstrate that women can go beyond the oppressive limitations of their gender, and social class and find fulfilment. It will also consider how the setting reflects the political and social conditions of the era. The novel opens with a vivid description of the setting at Gateshead, which epitomises the first stage of the protagonist’s Jane Eyre’s life journey and her childhood development. The passage declares that ‘the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre and a rain so penetrating’ (Bronte, Jane Eyre,  2000, 1.1, all subsequent page
Nonetheless, Nungesser overlooks to precise subject of female sexuality which happens to be submerged in Jane Eyre’s concern with presenting a financial independent heroine whom in spite of what she suffered prefers to spend the rest of her days as a mere angel of the house. Bertrandias is another critic who stress the point of the giving a voice to the other woman lurking inside and acknowledging her right as a speaking subject. Nevertheless, Bertrandias’s article concludes by suggesting the authority of the speaking subject is fissure should this subject neglect the power of the other. This thesis has considered the frame of female Gothic as an inclusive item encompassing the novel of development to highlight the fact that Jane might have gained
Jackson appeals to fans of the American gothic through her particular description of the house and how the characters interact with it in order to show the environments foil of an absolute reality. Shirley focuses a large part of the introduction of the house on describing its odd design and initial impressions. Dr. Montague describes the house as being on a “slight slant… that may be why the doors slam shut” and notes how “every angle is slightly wrong” (Jackson 77). This causes an uneasy feeling for the reader as they question the effect this will have on the characters throughout the novel. Also, Eleanor’s initial impressions of the house cause her to hesitate and question whether she has made the correct decision.
Symbolism is expressed many times from the beginning of her journey at Gateshead to the end of her journey at ferndean. The first use of symbolism is used at Gateshead and is how the name Gateshead symbolises how Jane’s aunt kept her “gated” or separated from the rest of the family.It is the beginning of all the problems that she encounters and represents the time in her life when she is imprisoned, disrespected, and belittled. Another is the red room where she is kept as punishment for acting out against John. Over time it began to represent her fears and struggles of finding love, happiness, and freedom. Also symbolic of how she is trapped by gender and social class.
ABSTRACT The purpose of the paper is to study quest for self in the novels of Sudha Murty, taking in account the complexity of life, different histories, culture and different structure of values, the women’s question, despite basic solidarity, needs to be tackled in relation to socio-cultural situation. Women under patriarchal pressure and control are subjected to much more bunts and social exclusion. They live and struggle under the oppressive mechanism of closed society, is very much reflected in her writings. They are more discriminated and biased in lieu of their sex. Murty is considered to be one of the most realistic author, for she is able to bring the true picture of psyche of the women changing with the times.
Her attempts to make sense of the nonsense world she occupies and find a sense of maturity both drive the plot and develop her character. The purpose of this essay is to show that these relationships between the various geographical locations and their respective narratives play a major role in the formation of both plot and character. The effect of the surrounding environment on the development and enhancement of the plot is
Katherine Mansfield wrote about an aged woman, Miss Brill who is isolated from the real world. Miss Brill attempts to build a fantasy life to protect herself from the harsh facts of her existence. The short story “Miss Brill” is very descriptive and has decent examples of imagery to help readers better understand and see what is happening. Robert Peltier mentioned that “Miss Brill” has a rise and fall in each paragraph, so in his overview of “Miss Brill”, he also “chose the rise and fall of every paragraph to fit her, and fit her on that day at that moment” (Peltier), to help readers picture what is happening. The character Miss Brill does not look past what is present, which causes her to be narrow minded and not understand why things happen the way they do.
Bronte uses the supernatural to reveal the unconscious mind of Jane. The three noted events that incorporated the supernatural are the followig: the ghost specter in the Red Room, the entrance of the mother in Jane’s dream (before Jane leaves Rochester), and the Rochester’s cry. In the red room, Jane is physically isolated. Bronte further emphasizes Jane’s demented condition by conjuring a “strange little figure” with “glazing arms” for Jane to see, showing that she is mentally disturbed. At Thornfield, the mother figure tells her to “ leave temptation” (Bronte 339), reaffirming her previous thought to leave Thornfield.
The character of Shirley carries the propaganda of desired changes and growth of women along with men and society, which was neglected. She tried to fill women with moral courage. Her story and her acts in the novel try to empower the marginalized women. ‘She scorns hypocrisy’ as Caroline observes, her true nature recognises the hidden potentialities of women and encourages them to exercise for the private and public welfare. She created a new opportunity for Miss Ainley to exhibit and contribute for their project.
Through Catherine, Austen not only points out the assumptions and incongruities of the Gothic novel, but also makes Catherine the focal point of one of the novel 's main concerns: growing up. In the process of maturity, Catherine trades in her faulty assumptions and her dubious judgment for a more rational and experienced attitude, and trades in her captivating reading habits for actually living in