Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre is a very strong character, true feminist whose behaviour and believes are only based on social, political, and economic equality of the sexes. She advocates equal rights for herself, therefore suffered a lot of hardships in her life. She contains a very strong feminist stance; and explores the dept at which she may act in the society to figure out her boundaries in a Victorian society. She embodies passion and does what is right for her. She is a very independent woman who is educated when women are under the authority of men. She believes that women are no different from men and believes that marriage is based on love not compromising, which is rarely true in the Victorian society. She has…show more content…
He wants her to ignore her feelings and submit to his powerful conception of necessary moral duty. But Jane sticks with her decision and doesn’t pay attention to her feelings “ Forgive me the words, St John: but it is your own fault that I have been roused to speak unguardedly. You have introduced a topic on which our natures are at variance- a topic we should never discuss: the very name of love is an apple of discord between us- if the reality were required what we should do? How should we feel? My dear cousin, abondon your scheme of marriage- forget it.” (pg 416) This shows that being a feminist she will not sacrifice her happiness and suppress her inner feeling because of a male. Accordingly, she escapes from the relationship and doesn’t let him to compel her to get married. Jane is a woman who believes in love and thinks that relationships are based on love not being suppressed by a man. Therefore, she wasn’t bothered by the fact that she refused a man who help her a lot and sticked with her decision. Secondly, Jane Eyre is a feminist because she believes in egalitarianism and equality. Being a 19th century young woman,, Jane was judged by class distinction and wealth. The higher class was superior than the lower class but Jane Eyre didn’t want to be in a relationship which was based on social class and wasn’t equal. Hence, she denies to become Mr. Rochester’s mistress and believes that she can break from the emotional

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