Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte

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Since the beginning of time, society has always struggled with the concepts of social classes, religion, and reason v. passion. These timeless issues are shown all throughout history in novels, poems, songs, and other tools that depict history. One great work of art that portrays these constant struggles is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. While addressing social issues of a governess, Brontë also tackles Victorian society’s corrupt and unjust ideals by using different settings and characters such as Mr. Rochester and Gateshead Manor. In Jane Eyre, the depiction of a rigid social class restricts the protagonist, Jane Eyre, from marrying her love, Mr. Rochester. Sadly, Jane’s relationship is also jeopardized by passion v. reason, which is a constant theme used thought the story in places like Lowood and Thronfield. Throughout the novel, the development of Jane’s view of God can be seen, along with different influential aspects of setting and character. Because Jane Eyre is a bildungsroman, Jane Eyre is a constantly evolving character who faces struggles seen in the Victorian era and all throughout history by the influence of people and locations. Because the social system and its ideals were so strict, if an individual of the higher class would ever want to marry someone poorer, it would be considered heresy. Yet, in Jane Eyre, marriage wasn’t the only issues depicted through social struggles. From the very beginning of the novel, Jane suffered with the labels put on her by

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