Essay about Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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Charlotte Bronte's, Jane Eyre, a story of an unfortunate you who's morals and self-respect continue to fluctuate as she matures. Jane Eyre begins her life in the wrong place at the wrong time. During the novel, Jane endures love, hate and friendship, though maturity allows her to forgive. Settings surrounding Jane's life alter her own ideas of self-acceptance, her actions taken to release herself from certain settings have effect on her. In the first few chapters, Bronte establishes Jane's character as a young girl who is the object of hatred from her cousins and aunt. In Chapter Five, Jane encounters numerous problems with her cousin John. After a confrontation, Mrs. Reed forces her to the Red-Room for punishment. Though, …show more content…
Befriending classmate,
Helen Burns, Jane realizes a friend can help in improving herself. As Jane shows great progress in class Helen begins to have a religious effect on her. Though Jane does not always believe in
Helen's ideas she grows to respect them unlike, Mr. Brocklehurst who preaches his ideas.

All the religious ideas Jane faces force her own ideas of self-respect and morals to constantly change. "A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play (p.79)," as Jane ends her nine year stay at Lowood, she accepts a governess job at Thornfield. Jane feels that a change in setting might allow her to grow more as her own person, opposed to living up to everyone else. In the beginning the tone of Thornfield attains a comforting but an eerie tone at the same time. Jane's first night at Thornfield, she is greeted and welcomed by many of the servants.
Mrs. Fairfax helps Jane to be comforted by warming and feeding her. Jane's first few months at
Thornfield have no encounters with the owner, Mrs. Rochester, though Jane experiences Bertha
Mason, who as she knows is Grace Poole. Bertha's effect on Jane makes her wonder the true reality behind the Thornfield house, and the history
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