The Characterization Of Jane Eyre English 12 Essay

907 words - 4 pages

Bitsoih 4
Jai Bitsoih
Ms. Stafford
Period 1
October 18, 2017
Word Count: 880
Jane Eyre
I chose to read Charlotte Brontë’s novel, Jane Eyre, because it is a classic romantic tale that also features a strong-willed heroine. This revolutionary story put aside traditional female characters and instead introduced a new standard of realistically complex female protagonists. Though Jane’s story, readers can embark on lessons of poverty, self-respect, and feminism.
Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816 in Yorkshire, England. Bronte began teaching at the age of nineteen but only a few years later decided to become a governess. Extremely dissatisfied with her job as a governess, Brontë encouraged her sisters to help her achieve her dream of building a school. Though this school was not successful, it was at this time in her life that Brontë discovered her talent as a writer. As with many early female novelists, Brontë published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in order for her works to be taken seriously. Brontë’s released her first novel, Jane Eyre, in 1847. This book was an instant success and went on to become one of the most famous novels of the era, spreading awareness for both gender and social issues. Brontë also penned several other noteworthy novels such as Shirly in 1849, and Vilette in 1853. Tragically, Brontë’s life came to an end soon after wedding a man she did not love due to a fatal case of pneumonia (SparkNotes Editors).
Jane Eyre follows the life of the young orphan, Jane Eyre. The novel begins with Jane living with her cousins and wealthy aunt, Mrs. Reed. The Reeds are cruel, unkind people, and after an incident in which Jane is locked away in the room where her uncle died as a punishment, Mrs. Reed sends her away to boarding school. At first, Jane is excited to be leaving her horrid family, but she quickly realizes that life at Lowood School is not as wonderful as she had imagined. Jane’s headmaster, Mr. Brocklehurst, is as cruel as her aunt was and despite lecturing the children on poverty and charity, siphoned school funds into his own salary. Luckily, after an outbreak of typhoid, Brocklehurst leaves Lowood and kinder men take his place. Jane eventually teaches at Lowood for several years, but is dissatisfied with her job and quits to become a governess. She acquires a job at Thornfield manor, working for the mysterious Rochester. It is here that Jane falls in love with Rochester, and he soon proposes to her. On their wedding day, all is well until someone interrupts the ceremony, claiming that Rochester is already married. Rochester admits that his previous wife, Bertha, is mentally insane and living on the third floor of his manor. Upon t...

RELATED

the commons of Bluebeard and Jane Eyre - English 110 - Essay

863 words - 4 pages The tale of “Bluebeard” is written by Charles Perrault and the novel “Jane Eyre” that is written by Charlotte Bronte are both gothic stories. At first, you might not connect the two together, but after giving it some thought, you might realize that there are quite a lot of similarities between the two plots. The similarities occur between the two males in the stories, Bluebeard and Mr. Rochester, in the way the two stories developed and in the

Going deeper into the life of Jane Eyre - english 1302 - Research Paper

2381 words - 10 pages Free Quintero 1 Sydney Quintero Mrs. Boyd AP English IV 27 November 2017 The Becoming of Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is what some would consider a feminist. She was a woman of the future. Jane Eyre lived in Victorian time where women were not known for independence and individuality. Jane sought out independence and individuality in her life and activities. She came of age and found herself throughout the story. With every event that occurred in her life, it

How is religion presented in Jane Eyre - English - Essay

1350 words - 6 pages Free How is religion presented in the novel Jane Eyre? Angus Lau 11C (11) As a clergyman’s daughter who lived in a highly religious Victorian society, Charlotte Brontë was able to witness the hollowness of religion with hindsight. People manipulated religion just to achieve their goals and justify their moral conscience. To condone the hypocritical nature of religion at the time, Brontë contrasted the ways in which characters such as Mr. Brocklehurst

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

1253 words - 6 pages Free 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

Color and Weather Motifs in Jane Eyre - AP English Lit - Essay

412 words - 2 pages Jane first moves to Thornfield, she sees that Mr. Rochester’s room has red finishings all over it, symbolising the passionate man he is. However, his room also has white decor, representing peace. The duality of his room is accurate to his character. He is both fierce and gentle. The weather is a useful tool in gothic novels such as Jane Eyre. The weather can't be used to set the mood for a scene, or to foreshadow. When Mr. Rochester proposes to

Essay about jane eyre and comparison to other womens in book - brooklyn college - jane eyre

663 words - 3 pages Konstantyn Umanskyy English 102 Essay 1 Revision In the Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte shows that the character, Jane Eyre, becomes important that shows how she express British women and show how characters changes during the story progress. She is a smart, plain featured, honest young girl whose reaction to her situations brings more depth to her personality. At the beginning, Jane has an emotion for pride and the idea of freedom, along with her

Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte (1210 Words)How Is The Way Charlotte Bronte Created The Character Of Jane In Her Novel Jane Eyre Meant To Change Our Veiw Of The Role Of Women ?

1288 words - 6 pages In the preface to Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë (writing as Currer Bell) explains her reasons for dedicating her book to W. M. Thackeray, the author of Vanity Fair. Apparently, the main reason for this was: "because I regard him as the first social regenerator of the day, as the master of the working corps who would restore to rectitude the warped system of things."We thus see that Charlotte saw the value of a novel as being in its capacity

Why Charlotte Bronte wrote Jane Eyre - English - Book Report

630 words - 3 pages Iselah Cabello Period 2 Honors English Charlotte Bronte's Reason For Jane Eyre Jane Eyre is a book of a love story with a hint of suspense and tragedy. Charlotte Bronte, the writer of Jane Eyre, taught and entertained her reader through Jane Eyre’s life. She informed the reader of the social injustices in Jane Eyre’s time and she also weaved her own story into Jane Eyre life. She also entertained her reader with the love story but also a sense

Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea essay - 2019 - essay

1284 words - 6 pages Ruby Gray 12/19/18 JE & WSS Essay Madness, by definition is the state of being severely mentally ill. As for if this label was fit for the characters in both Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë or Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, many readers wouldn't think so. Rather in both these novels, you see the labels of mentally ill and mad being thrown around by men as a way of belittling and controlling the women who stray from the social construct. This

Characterization of The Great Gatsby - American Literature - Essay

523 words - 3 pages Smith 1 Smith 2 Payton Smith Schanhals American Literature 2 February 2018 Creating a Character:Analyzing Indirect Characterization of Jay Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby By using indirect characterization, F. Scott Fitzgerald is able to successfully engage readers to further understand characters in selective ways. Indirect Characterization is defined as showing things that reveal the personality of the character (NCTE). Jay

An explanation and examination of Critical Analyses of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre - Concordia University Ann Arbor, English Literature II - Research Paper

2594 words - 11 pages Free characterization Brontë was vilifying the Church. Elizabeth Rigby almost damningly wrote in the Quarterly Review a scathing review of Jane Eyre calling it “pre-eminently anti-Christian composition” full of “murmuring against the comforts of the rich…which…is a murmuring against God’s appointment,” (Rigby). Others were not quite so devastating but coined the term ‘Jane Eyre fever’ as an obsession of having something in your house that had no business

gertrude characterization in hamlet - English - essay

747 words - 3 pages Angel Marin Period 2 1-8-19 English HL 1 Mrs. James Characterization of Gertrude in Hamlet One of the main characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet is Queen Gertrude. Queen Gertrude is also considered one of the antagonists in the play. Her roles in the play are being a mother to Prince Hamlet and the Queen of Denmark. Most importantly, Queen Gertrude, mother to Prince Hamlet is characterized as an unloyal and unloving character in Shakespeare’s

Independence within Romantic Love in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - eng119 - essay

975 words - 4 pages Roda Warsame Dr. John Corr EN119 – OC1 20 November 2014 Independence within Romantic Love in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë faced much controversy when it was released. To begin with, a novel written by a woman was uncommon, but the opinions and views of the character Jane were out of the ordinary and before their time. The protagonist, Jane is a character that encounters many hardships and faces difficult

Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" Ch 27-36 Moor House Setting Analysis (Essay)

546 words - 3 pages Why do the people in some societies treat each other more fairly than the people in some other societies? In the novel Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte, the author reveals her thoughts about the fair treatment of everybody in Victorian society through the passage setting as well as the feelings, thoughts, and actions of the characters.In this passage of the book, Jane's tone and characterization are both able to be described as being very

Simon Lord of the flies characterization - english - essay

534 words - 3 pages Simon In the novel, Lord of the Flies, William Golding represents Simon in multiple ways. Simon is different from the other boys because he is very kind and helpful. He is especially different from Jack and Ralph because he is inherently spiritual and connected with nature. Unlike the other boys, Simon acts morally because he believes that you are a better person if you keep your integrity instead of being pushed by guilt. Simon is very helpful