Jane is later comforted by Helen. This gender conflict re-occurs throughout the novel in almost every male encounter Jane has. The kind superintendent of Lowood School, who treats the students with respect and compassion.
Many chapters later, St. Townsend Jane Eyre, aged 10, lives with her maternal uncle's family, the Reeds, as a result of her uncle's dying wish. Eyre received Jane's letter about her impending marriage. Chapter 18 Richard Mason: After Jane saved Mr.
William Carus Wilson —the Evangelical minister who ran the school. Refusing to go against her principles, and despite her love for him, Jane leaves Thornfield in the middle of the night. Though possessed of great beauty and talent, she treats social inferiors, Jane in particular, with undisguised contempt.
A beautiful, kindly, wealthy, but rather simple young woman, and the patron of the village school where Jane teaches. Sex The characters kiss and describe romantic feelings. She has a weakness for drink that occasionally allows Bertha to escape.
After Jane leaves Rochester, she worries about what "opiate" state he may have entered. Brocklehurst that Jane has a "tendency for deceit", which he interprets as her being a "liar". Reed of Gateshead, illustration by F. The sisters leave for governess jobs, and St.
She accidentally leaves her bundle of possessions on the coach and is forced to sleep on the moor, and unsuccessfully attempts to trade her handkerchief and gloves for food.
On the other hand, her life at Moor House tests her in the opposite manner. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.
John eventually ruins himself as an adult by drinking and gambling, and is rumoured to have committed suicide. Jane searches, not just for romantic love, but also for a sense of being valued, of belonging.
She is subsequently attended to by the kindly apothecary Mr. A compassionate apothecary who recommends that Jane be sent to school. As with the previous mysterious events, Mr.
Rochester teases her, accusing her of bewitching his horse to make him fall. Rochester retreats after the fire at Thornfield: A sour and strict teacher at Lowood.
Many students fall ill when a typhus epidemic strikes, and Jane's friend Helen dies of consumption in her arms. To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not, at first sight, tell He informs her of Mrs.
Lloyd to whom Jane reveals how unhappy she is living at Gateshead Hall. Chapter 26 Bertha Antoinetta Mason: John Rivers provides another model of Christian behavior. What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not, at first sight, tell Brocklehurst, Jane accidentally breaks her slate, thereby drawing attention to herself.
Three central male figures threaten her desire for equality and dignity:Jane Eyre is very much the story of a quest to be loved. Jane searches, not just for romantic love, but also for a sense of being valued, of belonging.
Jane searches, not just for romantic love, but also for a sense of being valued, of belonging. Read Common Sense Media's Jane Eyre review, age rating, and parents guide. Drama based on classic novel is moody, complex.
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I'm in. Personalize Common Sense for your family. How old is your kid? Family and Masculinity in Jane Eyre Jane’s search and need for family life. In the book The Victorian Family, Roberts states in an essay he wrote that there were three main characteristics of fathers in the nineteenth century, including remoteness, sovereignty, and benevolence.
Rochester has a sense of mystery and uncertainty for Jane. In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte shows us many variable things we have and don't consider it; for example to have a family, to be able to see it also shows us that if.
On her deathbed, Aunt Reed reveals important information about Jane's family which she has hidden for years. Returning to Thornfield, Jane expects Rochester to wed Blanche Ingram and is shocked by an altogether different marriage proposal.
Family. The main quest in Jane Eyre is Jane's search for family, for a sense of belonging and love. However, this search is constantly tempered by Jane’s need for independence. She begins the novel as an unloved orphan who is almost obsessed with finding love as a way to establish her own identity and achieve happiness.Download