The Role Of Women In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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The nineteenth century, an era of which men and women’s roles, developed more definition. During Victorian times, women had a great influence at home and home only; therefore, it gave women more power to argue for their right to be equal as the men in their society. The superiority of males during the time period was astounding, nonetheless, Bronte overcame the taboo and pushed for the shift of roles between males and females. In Bronte’s book, Jane Eyre, Victorian society’s injustice is revealed and women will be conveyed to struggle through their social class but still be determined to show the importance of their role in society, especially that religion and love is involved. Bronte intertwines her life into the character and it is reflected throughout the book. Jane was an orphan raised by her relatives who made her unhappy, who later sent her away to boarding school that also didn’t have the greatest conditions. In contrast to that, Bronte was also an orphan who grew up without her mother and was sent away to a boarding school. A typhoid epidemic erupted in Bronte’s life which later killed both of her sisters. In Jane’s scenario, when she arrived to her new boarding school, she became very close with one of the girls who was affected by this epidemic, and died very shortly (Bloom, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre). Bronte cherished her sisters, as they were also aspired poets. The loss she personally experienced was conveyed through the death of Jane’s best friend in the

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