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How Does Charlotte BrontÉ Convey Jane Eyre's State Of Mind In Chapter 2 Of The Text 'jane Eyre'?

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Jane Eyre is a 13 year old girl living with her aunty and cousins. She is very left out from the family and has a strong character. Jane Eyre's state of mind in the text "Jane Eyre" written by Charlotte Bronté is delivered through the use of pathetic fallacy and imagery throughout this chapter. Jane's fiery temper changes to a relieved state of mind when her surroundings change and when she is alone. Her feelings and emotions change throughout the chapter and we are told this through Charlotte Bronte's use of repetition which is one of the main techniques used by the author Bronté writes in first person so the text sounds personal and as if Jane is telling you things ...view middle of the document...

She is feeling alone and secluded from the rest of the family and servants. This shows how much Jane is left out from the rest of the group.Jane is feeling scared because her heart is beating faster and she's getting hot and worried. She feels like her uncle is near and surrounding her. She can see a light shinning through the room and believes that this light is her uncle. She thinks he would be coming back to haunt her for the things she has said or is coming back to help her. He would come back to help her because Mrs. Reed said that she would look after Jane and treat her like one of her own but she hasn't. This makes Jane frustrated because she isn't treated as one of Mrs. Reeds own. Jane doesn't understand why she is being punished. She is being picked on by John who is trying to get her in trouble all the time. John knows he can get away with it because he is the master of the house and she was just a little girl. This can be seen when Jane says "My heart beat thick, my head grew hot; a sound filled my ears". In this extract we can see how Jane is becoming self couscous and questioning herself. She's feeling frustrated because she doesn't understand why she is always suffering such as when John got her in trouble for running out in the rain when she was just reading a book quietly. But when Jane is told that she has done wrong she fights back and rebels against class and gender differences by going against this image. The author uses repetition and writes in the first person to emphasize what Jane's point is and what she is trying to get across. "Why was I always suffering, always browbeaten, always accused, for ever condemned?" We can see how Jane is confused as to why she is being punished. She doesn't understand what she has done wrong. She feels like she is being punished for no reason at all because she hasn't done anything to John for him to treat her so badly. She doesn't understand why she is treated as though she is in a lower class. Jane feels isolated from the others in the family. Jane is not afraid to go against this image of a lower class woman in the household. The ladies maid is shouting at her for striking...

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