Examples Of Self Deception In Jane Eyre

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Self-deception is one of many standard emotions that every person has, even many authors include these emotions in book and novels. Books such as Jane Eyre and the mark on the wall use this key emotion in the story.

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In many stories such as genesis 37 showed many themes of self-deception. Like when Joseph did not realize that his own brothers are hostile toward him; he makes the mistake of telling them about a dream in which he assumes a superior position in relation to them. Even though he is correct about the future (his interpretations of dreams are quite remarkable), he is seemingly unaware of the effect of this sharing on his brothers. This example reminds us that we need to be aware of our surroundings,
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Antoinette attempts to control Mr Rochester's feelings, which is deceitful. She is also deceiving herself by thinking that their love can be rekindled by a magic 'Obeah' potion. In addition The extract I have chosen from 'Jane Eyre' is in Chapter 19 where when Mr Rochester dresses up as a gypsy fortune teller and reads Jane's fortune based on her physical appearance. Mr Rochester deceives Jane into thinking he is a gypsy woman, so that she will confess her feelings to him. Both extracts explore themes of enchantment, superstition, and self-deception. Furthermore, When Comparing Jane’s self-deception with Virginia Wolff’s short story “The Mark on the Wall,” where the narrator has a perception that leads to an association that leads to reflections about the nature of the mind. Books such as Jane Eyre and the mark on the wall use this key emotion (self-deception) in the story to show the characters inner thoughts and feelings that truly attract many people. In addition,…show more content…
Imagery self-deception takes many forms in both prose and poetry. Extremely descriptive passages provide the reader, for instance with a vivid description of Thornfield including the sights and sounds. In Langston Hughes’ “What Happens to a dream Deferred” poem, he demonstrates effective use of imagery and self-deception. Hughes compares a dream deferred to a raisin in the sun and asks a series of rhetorical questions to compare the two: “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore….Does it stinks like rotten meat?” Moreover, many types of heroes can have self-deception, like a byronic hero. As a seemingly ideal hero, yet one with a hidden dark side, named for the romantic heroes created by Lord Byron’s nineteenth century poetry. The Byronic hero typically exhibits several characteristic traits including a larger-than-life persona, hypersensitivity, superior intelligence, and a great amount of self-deception. The Byronic hero is usually isolated or alienated from society in some way(like Jane Eyre), both physically and emotionally. Importantly, the Byronic hero rebels from and/or rejects in some way using self-deception
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