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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


In this essay I am going to analyse the novel ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte
Bronte. Jane is an orphaned child sent to live with her aunt and
uncle. Her uncle was her last remaining blood relative and, since he
died, she has been severely neglected. She is treated like a slave and
is bullied by her cousins. She was locked in a room in which her uncle
died in and thought that she saw a ghost of him and fainted. The owner
of Lowood boarding school comes to talk to Mrs Reed about her
attending the school and Mrs Reed in spite of Jane gives him false
information about Jane, telling him that she is a liar. Mr
Brocklehurst never forgets what her Aunt said and uses it against her
throughout her school life until it is proven that she is innocent.
Jane grows up to work as a teacher at Lowood and eventually marries
the wealthy Mr Rochester. I am going to show you some of the ways
Charlotte Bronte uses to establish the character of Jane Eyre.

One way that Bronte establishes the character of Jane Eyre is by
creating characters who contrast with Jane. One of the characters that
we can use as a contrast to Jane is Master John Reed:

“Joan is not here: tell mama she is run out into the rain – bad
animal!”

He says when he was looking for Jane in the library. She was there,
but was hiding from him behind the curtains reading because she just
wanted to be left alone in peace and quiet to read without being
found. John Reed is mocking her when he says this, calling her Joan
not Jane just to make her angry. He knows she has a short temper and
likes to put it to the test so she will get in trouble. Mrs Reed is
given false information that Jane has run out into the rain to make
her think that...


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...eople say about her and also what they think
about her. Also I can draw from the novel that she is still trying to
establish parts of Jane at the end, she is a hard character to write
about as she has lots of different actions and moods. When she was a
Gateshead she is very uptight and not loved at all, because of this it
creates a link with the reader and draws you into the situation and
makes you side with Jane through the book. When she is at Lowood and
further throughout her life she slowly begins to relax and let people
into her life and they are people that really love her for who she is
and they are all her friends. I also think that Bronte establishes the
character very well as she doesn’t give away all of Jane at the
beginning, she makes you want to read more to find out what happens to
Jane and how she develops her character throughout the novel.


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