Theme Of Isolation In Jane Eyre

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In reading the first part of Jane Eyre I couldn’t help but to make the comparison between it and Harry Potter. Jane, like Harry, is an orphan sent to live with her aunt. Gateshead is the equivalent to what the Dursley’s home is to Harry, and although Jane doesn’t live under the stairs it is reiterated that she does not belong with the family. Jane is often isolated from the people who have taken her in, and just wishes to belong despite being so different. Unlike Harry she is not sent away to Hogwarts, nor is it a school with ample food and the opportunity to learn magic, but instead a strictly religious girls’ school with burnt porridge and temperatures so low water freezes inside. She does not simply get to escape her ‘family’ and go to a

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