Essay on Review of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Review of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte This book is by Charlotte Bronte, who has in some ways connected this book to her own life which will be identified in this essay. The story is written as though Jane is an adult that is looking back on her life and experiences as a ten year old child. At ten years old Jane is an interesting child, she argues for what she believes and is very intelligent and special, and all of which she is not regarded by the Reed family. The main point put across is that she does not think or act as what was expected by a 19th century child. This is how in some ways the character Jane and her life mirror's Charlotte Bronte's life. The way the novel opens on a…show more content…
This mistreatment that Jane encounters is immediately shown, when John finds her behind the curtain reading. John is disrespectful towards his mother and sisters, as well as Jane, but this is not noticed by Mrs. Reed who thinks of him as "her own little darling" and the man of the house. He is attention seeking and has no regard for anyone. When he finds Jane he tells her she has no right to read their books, since she is already dependant enough on the family's money. "You have no business to take out books; you are a dependant." This quote proves the obvious inferiority she feels and is thought of by the Reeds. John strikes Jane and after she answers back, Mrs Reed is called who sends her to the Red Room. The room where Mr. Reed died. A desolate and isolated place. The red room is a punishment room, a room that is isolated from the rest of the house. It is solitude and an imprisonment, where Jane confronts loneliness and is excluded from the rest of the family. The red room could signify anger, fear or danger, all of which Jane experiences. Jane realises that she is financially and emotionally trapped and lacks guidance and a sense of belonging, she can't find anyway of escaping that would improve her life. "I was a discord in Gateshead Hall; I was like nobody in there." Jane feels awful, even that she is inferior to the servants. While
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