Rochester has kept Bertha locked in the attic at Thornfield for years under the eye of Grace Poole, whose drinking sometimes allows Bertha to escape. Jane's employer and friend Mr. Brocklehurst is based on Rev. We see the first instance of a supernatural intrusion into the novel in this chapter. Jane tries to patch things up with Mrs. Jane's social mobility lets Brontë create a vast social landscape in her novel in which she examines the sources and consequences of… In 19th-century England, gender roles strongly influenced people's behavior and identities, and women endured condescending attitudes about a woman's place, intelligence, and voice. This website is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or operated by The New York Times Company.
Even when the terrified child screams for help, Mrs. Reed then enlists the aid of the harsh Mr. So I sought out a school conducted on a more indulgent system, and near enough to permit of my visiting her often, and bringing her home sometimes. John decides to travel to India as a missionary, and he urges Jane to accompany him—as his wife. In his rescue attempts, Mr. Miss Temple, the caring superintendent, facilitates Jane's self-defence.
Rochester into marrying Bertha, and has returned to England to expose, during the wedding ceremony itself, the bigamous nature of the marriage of Jane and Mr. I did not know much about what a governess had to do and how undervalued her Job was. In Jane Eyre, the effects of the supernatural matter more than the causes. Reed arranges to have Jane sent to Lowood School, a strictly-run institution where hypocrisy and cruelty are just as rampant as in the Reed household. In one of the novel's most famous gothic episodes, Mrs.
Brocklehurst, Jane accidentally breaks her slate, thereby drawing attention to herself. Dying in Jane's arms, Helen looks forward to peace in heaven and eventual reunion with Jane. Rochester arrives at last, accompanied by a party of elegant and aristocratic guests. As fairy, Jane identifies herself as a special, magical creature, and reminds the reader of the importance imagination plays her in her life. John serves as a foil to Edward Rochester. What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not, at first sight, tell.
Adèle and Jane develop a strong liking for one another, and although Mr. The gypsy woman seems to know a great deal about Jane and tells her that she is very close to happiness. From watching their interaction, Jane believes that they will be married soon though they do not seem to love one another. She unsuccessfully attempts to trade her handkerchief and gloves for food. As an orphan at Gateshead, Jane is oppressed and dependent. The New York Times crossword puzzle and all elements thereof, including but not limited to copyright and trademark thereto, are the property of The New York Times Company and are protected under law. Clearly, education was a big concern in the Victorian times.
Jane agrees to go to India but refuses to marry her cousin because she does not love him. Reed is angry at Jane; she tries to get her to confess to things of which her cousins have accused her. Reed of the arrangement and sabotages the plan. Her hypocrisy, sensuality, and materialism make her another negative mode of femininity. She often treats Jane kindly, telling her stories and singing her songs, but she has a quick temper. Diana's support of Jane following St. Jane was a strong woman, with clear convictions and independent.
Reed that Jane be sent away to school. John is thoroughly practical and suppresses all of his human passions and emotions, particularly his love for the beautiful and cheerful heiress Rosamond Oliver, in favour of good works. Next day, however, he left unexpectedly for a distant party gathering, and several days later returned with the whole party, including the beautiful and talented Blanche Ingram. To become a governess you had to be not only well educated, but also meek and obedient. Helen Burns's death from tuberculosis referred to as consumption recalls the deaths of Charlotte Brontë's sisters, Elizabeth and Maria, who died of the disease in childhood as a result of the conditions at their school, the Clergy Daughters School at , near.
Later, back at Thornfield, she learns that this man is Edward Rochester, master of the house. But a firm British education erases all of these negative characteristics, and by the end of the novel Adèle has become a docile, pleasant companion for Jane. Eventually, Georgiana marries a wealthy, but worn-out society man. As the novel progresses, she grows in strength. John treats Jane with appalling cruelty during their childhood and later falls into a life of drinking and gambling. Knowing that it is impossible for her to be with Rochester, Jane flees Thornfield.
Although he plans to adopt Jane, he dies before they ever meet, but leaves his entire fortune — 20,000 pounds — to her. Townsend Back at Thornfield, Jane broods over Mr. Reed confesses to Jane that she wronged her, giving Jane a letter from Jane's paternal uncle, Mr. In Jane Eyre this situation is appreciated as she did not received a high salary for her Job which meant she did not have money to buy expensive clothing or Jewelry, that is why she looked as a humble woman. She lives locked in a secret room on the third story of Thornfield and is guarded by Grace Poole, whose occasional bouts of inebriation sometimes enable Bertha to escape. The frequent intrusions of this older voice increase sympathy for Jane, providing more insights on Jane's motivations. Mostly, Adèle is an opportunity for Jane to show her teaching skills and her compassion.
After being deceived by him, she goes to Marsh End, where she regains her spiritual focus and discovers her own strength when she rejects St. It goes through five distinct stages: Jane's childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she gains friends and role models but suffers privations and oppression; her time as at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her mysterious employer, Edward Fairfax Rochester; her time in the Moor House, during which her earnest but cold clergyman cousin, St. Reed's wish to see Jane before she dies. Jane becomes good friends with the sisters, but St. I found the rules of the establishment were too strict, its course of study too severe for a child of her age: I took her home with me. Grace is often used as an explanation for odd happenings at the house. Working as governesses, they show the ways intelligent, well-bred women are degraded by their positions in wealthy families.