At one stage in Gateshead Jane is physically imprisoned when she is made to sit on a stool, while she is locked in the Red room. Reed seems stunned and leaves the room, but Jane's victorious feelings soon give way to remorse. In her story, Jane's solitary pastime sometimes operates as an outlet of past or present pain, and often offers her a chance to deal with unpleasant memories and emotions. Its many pictures inspire her to imagine mysterious stories and arctic scenes. Jane did not even consider the Reeds as part of her family. We'll occasionally send you account related and promo emails. It becomes a leading theme throughout her life, and she recalls on the scene at many later stages in the novel to give context to her most troubled and dark experiences.
Jane exhibits her adventurous and courageous spirit once again as she seeks freedom from the Lowood school life. Jane was seen as mad while John was seen as innocent. Finally, like Jane, Charlotte became a governess. Brocklehurst: The clergyman, director, and treasurer of Lowood School, whose maltreatment of the students is eventually exposed. We might think of Jane's time with St. In time Jane learns to forgive the Reeds and although she denies any contact with them, she responds to Mrs Reed's request to see Jane at her deathbed. Although beautiful and indulged, she is insolent and spiteful.
This is only the first time that Jane will be imprisoned in the novel, though her later imprisonments will generally be more metaphorical, particularly in relation to class, gender, and religion. But soon after, Jane moves to Lowood, an all girls charity school, where she meets Helen Burns and Miss. Reed, and Jane's belief that she sees a ghost in it but is also a symbol of imprisonment. After leaving Lowood Institution and taking the occupation as governess at Thornfield Hall, Jane realized that her experiences at Gateshead Hall and Lowood Institution had deeply rooted themselves into her perso. Jane insists that her strong personality, plain looks, and refusal to accept mistreatment are what ultimately cause the discord between herself and the household. In the first few chapters, Bronte establishes Jane's character as a young girl who is the object of hatred from her cousins and aunt.
They had once hoped for a share of the inheritance but were left virtually nothing. I really saw in him a tyrant, a murderer. When thus gentle, Bessie seemed to me the best, prettiest, kindest being in the world; and I wished most intensely that she would always be so pleasant and amiable, and never push me about, or scold, or task me unreasonably, as she was too often wont to do. Home of Mary and John They were servants to Mr. It goes through five distinct stages: Jane's childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she gains friends and role models but suffers privations and oppression; her time as at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her mysterious employer, Edward Fairfax Rochester; her time in the Moor House, during which her earnest but cold clergyman cousin, St. One night, while Jane is walking to a nearby town, a horseman passes her.
Here, Jane puts the childhood injuries of Gateshead behind her. The 80 pupils at Lowood are subjected to cold rooms, poor meals, and thin clothing. Helen Burns's death from tuberculosis referred to as consumption recalls the deaths of Charlotte Brontë's sisters, Elizabeth and Maria, who died of the disease in childhood as a result of the conditions at their school, the Clergy Daughters School at , near. The horse slips on ice and throws the rider. He is cruel to Jane, rude to his mother and disliked by everyone else. Represents her starting journey and depicts her childhood development.
Lowood Institution: The charitable institution for poor or orphaned girls of clergyman, run by Mr. Arguably a , Jane Eyre follows the experiences of its , including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks. I will point out tyrants and abusers that Jane faces throughout her life. As John behaves how he pleases abusing not only mentally but physically too, he is not punished.
Archived from pdf on 14 June 2013. John Reed Craig Roberts from the 2011 film Mrs Reed's son 14 years old at the novel's start. Life at Gateshead for Jane Eyre From the beginning of the novel we are told about Jane's isolation at Gateshead. She was pretty too, if my recollections of her face and person are correct. Her description of John reed is unflattering and sarcastic; it shows her lack of respect and how she herself views him as a person based on his treatment of her. Rochester's mistress and claimed that Adèle was Mr. John Rivers During her time away from Rochester, Jane stays with St.
Rochester's father, and Henry Cunliffe who inherited Wycoller in the 1770s and lived there until his death in 1818; one of Cunliffe's relatives was named Elizabeth Eyre née Cunliffe. She believes Jane has a naturally bad disposition, a tendency toward lying and violence. The likes of Bertha Mason, an upper class lunatic, would have the option to be looked after in a house such as Thornfield, or be sent to a home for the mental. Rochester's rumoured impending marriage to Blanche Ingram. Lloyd to whom Jane reveals how unhappy she is living at Gateshead Hall.
John Rivers symbolizes a curious sort of baptism for Jane so that she may begin anew. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Rochester retreats after the fire at Thornfield: there are similarities between the owner of Ferndean, Mr. The Site of Ultimate Redemption Gateshead is also the site where Jane claims her ultimate moral vindication. There were moments when I was bewildered by the terror he inspired, because I had no appeal whatever against either his menaces or his inflictions; the servants did not like to offend their young master by taking my part against him, and Mrs Reed was blind and deaf on the subject: she never saw him strike or heard him abuse me, though he did both now and then in her very presence, more frequently, however, behind her back. Charlotte Brontë's Novels: The Accents of Persuasion.