Jane Eyre : Movie Review Essay

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Jane Eyre: Movie (2011) & Novel Comparison Jane Eyre is a story about a young women’s journey through her life that starts with her from a young age. She starts out as an orphaned girl and is going through miserable times but eventually goes on to become her own person. On the way she meets many unique people and learns more about herself and society. Her Journey is full of surprises whether good or bad and she must make her own decisions about the situations. Some issues she faces have to do with social class being a big part of determining what you could and could not do. She also had to face issues of gender roles and independence during that time of 1760-1820. Lastly, there is also a great deal about her relationships and her love for Rochester. All these ideas tie in together and some of these aspects are portrayed similarly in the Novel and the Book but also have differences between the two. The Novel starts when Jane is a young girl and showcases her as a mistreated orphan and is not happy about her situation because she feels that no one is one her side. Jane even tells her aunt Mrs. Reed, “I am glad you are no relation of mine. I will never call you aunt again as long as I live. I will never come to visit you when I am grown up; and if any one asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty. . . ( Brontë 36 )” This is when Jane wants to leave Gateshead for Lowood
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