Futile Search for Identity in Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Essay

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Futile Search for Identity in Jane Eyre

According to the university psychology department, "The human brain is most emotionally affected in childhood." As a child, many experience numerous great events, however one negative event can undermine all of the great events that the brain would have remembered. The traumatizing occurrences that take place in people's lives are catastrophic in childhood, and have a long lasting effect in adulthood. These events can cause a lack of love being provided, and not provide the experiences essential for adult relationships. In Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, Jane's childhood lacks love and the experiences necessary in order to maintain healthy relationships, therefore causing her to go
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The implications of this quote prove that Jane's independence is more of a stubbornness than a independence. Moreover, she proclaims that this boldness further solidified the hate toward her, but she was going to continue to quarrel. The effects of this were later seen as an adult at Thornfield Hall. When Jane discovers that Mr. Rochester was really married to Bertha, Jane thinks to herself, "`Who in the world cares for you? or who will be injured by what you do?' Still indomitable was the reply-- `I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.'" (270). This is a mere déjà vu of the experience with the Red Room, because both times something horrific was happening to Jane, and both times she dealt with it by respecting herself, or so it seems. Internally, Jane was merely being an immature stubborn girl. For Jane understood that Mr. Rochester loved her, but she decided to be inflexible, and wouldn't help the situation by trying to work it out with Mr. Rochester. Thus, superficially Jane asserts her worth and her ability to love herself regardless of how others treat her, however, she truly is being an immature child, and must really learn to swallow her pride for the benefit of herself.

Due to the loss of Helen Burns, Jane is affected so
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