Sympathy for Jane Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Essay

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Sympathy for Jane Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

In the first two chapters of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte creates sympathy for Jane from the settings she uses like the red room, which comes up later in chapter two. Also with all the metaphors of Janes true feelings under the surface and the ways that the chapters are structured. Charlotte Bronte starts off the book straight to the point as if we just enter Janes mind at this moment in time, it is meant to draw the reader in and at once create the atmosphere of this time when we have joined her. With the 'clouds so sombre' and the 'rain so penetrating' we get a glimpse inside Jane knowing that she must be so 'cold' inside like the 'winter'. While there is a fire inside the
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It could be Charlotte Bronte giving significance to the fact the Jane still only at the age of ten has to stand up against 'the sea of billow and spray' pounding away at the stone and leaving their mark in her life e.g. Mrs Reed, Helen Burns, Miss Temple, Mr Brocklehurst,
Mr Rochester etc. Also her 'standing up alone' against the society of the time where as a women plus being poor would have no place just how
'the rock' seems to have no place in the sea but was in the end put there for a reason.

And finally after reading the book she 'was then happy: happy at least in' her 'own way'. But then of course whenever Jane is happy there is always an 'interruption' which 'came too soon'. The interruption is
John Reed, Mrs Reed's son. He calls her a 'bad animal', which shows what the Reeds must really think of her; an animal that they just have to look after and they treat her like one all the same. Charlotte
Bronte creates a horrible image for John Reed saying that he has
'unwholesome skin; thick lineaments in a spacious visage, heavy limbs and large extremities.' Which shows him to be very unpleasant in
Jane's eyes. But still Jane feared him very much for we find out that he 'continually' 'bullied and punished' her. And the 'every nerve' she had 'feared him, and every morsel of flesh on' her 'bones shrank when he came near' which is