How Is Jane Likeable

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Bhattacharjee sees Jane as both “self-critical and self respecting,” (32) which is accurate. Jane acknowledges her faults. She knows she is not beautiful, she is no piano aficionado, and is often bluntly honest. However, she knows that she is smart, is a considerably good illustrator, and deserves to be respected. In this way, Jane makes herself a likeable protagonist which allows the reader to consider that her views, especially of women, may have merit. There is no denying that Jane, “is the opposite of the typical timid, dependent, and weak Victorian women,” (32) who surround her. For example, when she grows tired of Lowood, she sits down, figures out a way to make her life better, than executes that plan. She only asks for assistance when
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