Summary Of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not a religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last” (Bronte). Charlotte was not a conventional woman in her time. Charlotte and her sisters were compelled to learn how to survive in a man’s world. Charlotte wrote many books; at least six which include, a couple she wrote with her sisters. All of these books showed the struggles of women and the social status. She used her books to show her ideas and philosophy on life. The British novelist, Charlotte Bronte, utilized her life experiences within her novel “Jane Eyre” to illustrate love, sexism and social status, and her comparison to fictional and non-fictional characters. Bronte lived a life that had restricted her because of her sex. Charlotte was born on April 21, 1816 to Patrick and Maria Branwell Bronte. Her mother passed away when she was five years old and her aunt came to live with Charlotte; she described her as a mean cold hearted. Her two older sisters passed…show more content…
In Jane Eyre it states,
Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you! (Bronte).
Woman in this age were supposed to be passive, pure, and idle; they were not well educated and were expected to marry. Throughout Brontë 's novel, Jane Eyre learns the realities of these social expectations and directly and indirectly speaks against them. Jane doesn’t accept Mr. Rochester due to Jane is not on his social status. Charlotte took jobs that any woman in her time could take, such as a governess and a teacher. The challenges to become a female writer were difficult; however, she managed to accomplish

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