Jane Eyre Journal Entries Essay

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Journal Entries
Journal Entry #1
“I was conscious that a moment’s mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths.” –-- -Chapter 2, page 6

Reaction: Being really young, her sudden decision was a poor choice.

Response: She’s still very young, and needs to experience more of life in order to make better decisions. Have logic and not be fooled by only emotions.

Explanation: With the allegations she was being accused with she felt like she had nothing to lose, so she fought with no care for the consequences.

Journal Entry #2

“It is not violence that best overcomes hate-nor vengeance that most certainly heals
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Rochester bestows upon her. She finds him to be teasing and ironic. Response: I feel that Jane needs to live up to her own words of being equal to others even in beauty. She shouldn’t think so little of who she is or what she looks like. Explanation: Mr. Rochester sees Jane in a completely different light than others do. She is plain but to him she is a beauty and not just a young inexperienced girl, but a clever, frank woman. It is hard for Jane Eyre to believe such things after hearing all her life that she is simple, plain and talentless.

Journal Entry #8

“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education: they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.”

-Chapter 29, page 518 Reaction: I thought the quote was a perfect description of what prejudice is and how it is even more difficult to combat when it is rooted with ignorance. Response: The quote was very strong and had a presence on the page. The metaphor made it all the more interesting and unique. Explanation: Jane knew that since Hannah was so old and uneducated she still had her old world views and prejudices of social class. Because of this, she didn’t think winning Hannah over was going to be an easy task.

Journal Entry #9

“No one

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