Examples Of Coming Of Age In Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre is a coming of age story about a young woman and her journey to adulthood. At the beginning of the novel. We see young Jane lives with her three cousins and aunt. These people continuously abuse her throughout her childhood. At the age of ten Jane attends boarding school. It is at this school where she learns lessons of forgiveness and hope from a young meek woman named Helen Burns. After studying and teaching at the school for eight years, Jane goes on to become a governess at the Thornfield mansion. She ends up falling in love with the owner of the mansion Mr. Rochester. The two make plans to marry. Moreover, on the day of their wedding Jane finds out that Mr. Rochester is currently married. She also discovers that he keeps his insane wife Bertha locked away in the attic of Thornfield. Devastated by this information, Jane leaves
Thornfield. After nearly dying from the cold weather and starvation she is taken in by the Rivers, they are two sisters and one brother. The death of Jane’s uncle reveals that she and the Rivers are cousins. This uncle also leaves all his fortune to Jane. Thus, leaving Jane incrediably wealthy. Afterwards Jane’s cousin St. John ask for her hand in marriage. Nonetheless Jane still has feelings for Mr. Rochester. And after having a dream that he was calling out to her Jane declines St. John’s offer and sets out to find Mr.
Rochester. Jane journeys back to Thornfield. But when she arrives at Thornfield Jane discovers that
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