Explore How Bronte Has Created an Anti-Christian Theme in Jane Eyre

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Supernaturality, love, as well as hypocrisy as a sub unit of religion,are dominant themes combined in the retrospective novel 'Jane Eyre'. The novel depicts characters, such as Mr Brocklehurst and St.John Rivers that are challenges to the ideal christian way and faith throughout the novel.

The eccentric romantic gothic genre and the surrounding supernatural presence lurks around crowds of chapters. The contrastive saint Helen Burns used as a reverence to the good aspect and purity of christianity.

Banned after it was originally published.Questioning christianity was highly seen as blasphemous.This novel was considered controversial at the time of it's original production, as the victorian England were engulfed in
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Referencing to greediness beyond wealth and rather something genetically inherited, Mrs Reeds daughter, instead of being a generous child, she's easily described as 'spoiled'.Fascinatingly,the comparison of John Reed as a 'slave driver' is not a reference to his physical activities, but to something internal. Also connecting 'bleared eyes' to Mrs Reed, Bronte might be implying many wealthy religious people that are ultimately incompetent of seeing the raw reality of their world and the poorer among them. Such a mentality certainly conforms the upper class society to actually become enslaved to materialism which ruins their children, who as a result become the mirrored example of their surroundings. Mrs Reed exploits her children innocence by depriving them of any knowledge on humanity.Thus crippling their own children more than Jane Eyre.
The use of light and darkness is represented within the construction of conflicting opposites in the Jane Eyre novel. The contrastive difference between St. John Rivers and Mr.Rochester imperative characteristics,is reflected through the shades of light and darkness surrounding them.

"I offer you my heart" this spiritual admiration for Jane is his only sense of purity as it's in form of his love for her. Yet Mr Rochester has a darker presence. Bronte's use of fire symbolism that circulates mr.Rochester is a reflection of darkness that links to his imperatively mysterious exterior. Given that lust and corruption is

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