While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an impression on me that other novels formerly hadn't.
Plot[ edit ] Jane Eyre is divided into 38 chapters. It was originally published in three volumes in the 19th century, comprising chapters 1 to 15, 16 to 27, and 28 to Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise.
October Introduction[ edit ] The novel is a first-person narrative from the perspective of the title character.
John Rivers, proposes to her; and ultimately her reunion with, and marriage to, her beloved Rochester. Throughout these sections, the novel provides perspectives on a number of important social issues and ideas, many of which are critical of the status quo.
Reed of Gateshead, illustration by F. It is several years after her parents died of typhus. Reed and her three children are abusive to Jane, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Excluded from the family activities, Jane leads a very unhappy childhood, with only a doll and books with which to entertain herself. One day, as punishment for defending herself against her cousin John Reed, after the latter knocks her down, Jane is relegated to the red room in which her late uncle had died; there, she faints from panic after she thinks she has seen his ghost.
She is subsequently attended to by the kindly apothecary Mr. Lloyd to whom Jane reveals how unhappy she is living at Gateshead Hall.
He recommends to Mrs. Reed that Jane should be sent to school, an idea Mrs. Reed then enlists the aid of the harsh Mr. Brocklehurst, director of Lowood Institution, a charity school for girls. Brocklehurst that Jane has a "tendency for deceit", which he interprets as her being a "liar". Before Jane leaves, however, she confronts Mrs.
Reed and her daughters, Georgiana and Eliza, are the ones who are deceitful, and that she will tell everyone at Lowood how cruelly Mrs. During a school inspection by Mr. Brocklehurst, Jane accidentally breaks her slate, thereby drawing attention to herself.
He then stands her on a stool, brands her a liar, and shames her before the entire assembly. Jane is later comforted by Helen. Jane is then publicly cleared of Mr. The 80 pupils at Lowood are subjected to cold rooms, poor meals, and thin clothing.
Conditions at the school then improve dramatically. Thornfield Hall After six years as a student and two as a teacher at Lowood, Jane decides to leave, like her friend and confidante Miss Temple, who recently married.
She advertises her services as a governess and receives one reply, from Alice Fairfax, housekeeper at Thornfield Hall. One night, while Jane is walking to a nearby town, a horseman passes her. The horse slips on ice and throws the rider.
Later, back at Thornfield, she learns that this man is Edward Rochester, master of the house. Rochester teases her, accusing her of bewitching his horse to make him fall. He also talks strangely in other ways, but Jane is able to stand up to his initially arrogant manner.
Odd things start to happen at the house, such as a strange laugh, a mysterious fire in Mr. After Jane saved Mr. Rochester from the fire, he thanked her tenderly and emotionly, and that night Jane felt strange emotions of her own, towards him.
Next day, however, he left unexpectedly for a distant party gathering, and several days later returned with the whole party, including the beautiful and talented Blanche Ingram. Jane sees that Blanche and Mr. Rochester favour each other, and starts to feel jealous, particularly because she also sees that Blanche is snobbish and heartless, and unworthy of "her" Mr.
Jane then receives word that Mrs. Reed is calling for her, because she has suffered a stroke after John Reed has died.Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre', first published in and with its famous sentence "Reader, I married him", is a novel that hardly needs an introduction and one that has enthralled readers from its original publication right up until the present day/5.
Charlotte Brontë, the oldest of the legendary Brontë sisters, is best known for her classic novel Jane Eyre.
Perhaps the first novel to best express the modern idea of the self was Jane Eyre, written in by Charlotte Brontë, born years ago this year. Really, all the Bronte sisters, but Charlotte prevails because, let’s face it, Jane Eyre prevails. So I was thinking yesterday about lessons I’ve learned through literature – and for me, even with Bronte (only Charlotte for the purposes of this discussion) on the brain, that includes Austen. Jane Eyre / ɛər / (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October , by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. The first American edition was published the following year by .
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Perhaps the first novel to best express the modern idea of the self was Jane Eyre, written in by Charlotte Brontë, born years ago this year.
Jul 01, · Bronte's first novel, The Professor, was rejected by publishers in , but in , Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, was published in London by Smith, Elder, and Company.
The first American edition was released in by Harper and Brothers in New ashio-midori.coms: Oct 16, · "Jane Eyre" is not just a gothic romance novel. It's a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story. It is the first of its kind in some ways, as it's written by a woman about the interior life of a woman.
An Analysis of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is presented in the Victorian Period of England. It is a novel which tells the story of a child's maturation into adulthood. Jane's developing personality has been shaped by her rough childhood.