The Commons Of Bluebeard And Jane Eyre English 110 Essay

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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 way the two end as well. By comparing the two, we can also see that there is message that both reading try to convey, and the message is common to both.
Bluebeard is described to be a very wealthy man, but was cursed with a blue beard and as a result of that, he would have a hard time having women falling for him. Being very wealthy helped him finding a wife, but it was not true love after all. Bluebeard had a secret that he hid inside of a closet, and he forbade his wife to go in there, but of course she did and she found all of his past wives dead in there. When Bluebeard found out about it, he was furious and decided to kill his wife, but unfortunately for him, the wife’s brothers come to help her, and they kill him. Bluebeard finally got what he deserved for killing all these women. At the end of this tale, the wife survives, and inherits Bluebeards wealth. She then “made use of one part of it to marry her sister Anne to a young gentleman who had loved her a long while; another part to buy captains' commissions for her brothers, and the rest to marry herself to a very worthy gentleman, who made her forget the ill time she had passed with Blue Beard”(Perrault).
In Jane Eyre, there is a part of the book that resembles the story of Bluebeard and that is when Jane meets Mr. Rochester. Mr. Rochester was an old and ugly man, but wealthy. He also had a secret, a secret that was kept in a room in the upstairs of the house. This room was
discovered by Jane when she was exploring the house. She described it to be “narrow, low, and dim, with only one little window at the far end, and looking, with its two rows of small black doors all shut, like a corridor in some Bluebeard’s castle” (Bronte, pg. 101). The secret that was in the room was Bertha. Bertha was Mr. Rochester’s wife that he was hiding from Jane this whole time. After Jane found out about this hideous secret he had kept from...

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