How Does Bronte Present Religion In Jane Eyre

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While Jane goes through a rollercoaster of romantic ideals, Charlotte Bronte reveals that her romanticism more fundamentally affect her own life in the future than even her religious ideals. This is to be expected, as Jane has a very depressing childhood while living with the Reeds and attending Lowood Institute. She makes the transition from Gateshead Hall, to Lowood, to Thornfield Hall, to Moor House, which equate to: Jane’s entrance to the real world (in Gateshead), the rock-bottom of Jane’s life (in Lowood), her encounter with young love (in Thornfield), and where Jane finds what she’s been after: a family (at the Moor House). All of these places come together to form the story of Jane Eyre and how she overcame her hardships to grow up to…show more content…
Brocklehurst, Helen Burns, and St. John Rivers, and Edward Rochester, who try to coax her into each of their respective religious entities. Although Jane does not fully accept any of the religions of her suitors, she does acknowledge Christianity and credit a god for her existence. The first character Jane meets out of these Mr. Brocklehurst. This takes place during her final days in Gateshead Hall. Jane first describes Brocklehurst as a “black pillar” because of his grim appearance and personality. His interactions with Jane could almost be described as standoffish. Mr. Brocklehurst stands on one side with his firm and unbending religious opinions and Jane stands on the other with an almost polar opposite of emotion and energy. The next character from those listed above is Helen Burns. Helen is introduced at the Lowood Institute and offers Jane her devoutly religious views, which she of course does not accept. Jane does, however, befriend Helen, who preaches to “bless them that curse you” and she lives by this saying. The fact that she never takes offense to anything people say to her further proves this
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