Monday, February 11, 2019
Unrealistic Images of Women in Charlotte Brontes Jane Eyre :: Jane Eyre Essays
Unrealistic Images of Women in Jane Eyre Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte, is the story of an orphan named Jane. It describes the life of a new(a) girl. The book begins in Gateshead Hall where Jane lived with her aunt and her cousins. She is very much the unwanted child---- a burden to the entire Reed family. Infact she is mistreated and abused in that house. Her Aunt and her cousins both(prenominal) physically and emotionally abuse her. After a while her Aunt sends her off to a charitable institution, Lowood.In Lowood the victuals is scarce. The macrocosmager, Mr. Brocklehurst is mean-fisted. He kept the girls almost on the brink of starvation. When the summer arrived the girls started fall sick. Bronte writes,Semi-starvation and neglected colds had predisposed most of the pupils to receive infection forty-five of the fourscore girls lay ill at one time(Bronte 66). Yet by all this Jane survives. She goes to graduate from that school and become a teacher.At 19 years of age Jane leaves Lowood to be a governess to a child in Thornfield. In Thornfied Jane experiences liberty at last. She is no longer obligated to anyone. that in Thornfield she falls in love with her master Rochester. And for the first in her life she too is loved and wanted by a man. thus far at the altar she finds out that he is unite. Though his wife is a dangerous lunatic she feels compelled to leave him.Through out the book Jane is portrayed as a survivor. She is the epitome of womanhood. Jane is a survivor. She survives abuse at both Gateshead and Lowood. She survives the death of her best and only friend, Helen Burns. She is strong and does not wilt nether the pressure of life. Even when life is cruel it cannot quite kill her timbre or her desire to be alive. Jane breaks away from the traditional woman. The one who necessarily protection and shelter from the harsh world. The woman who needs a man to hold her and comfort her. On the contrary Jane is independent and self-s ufficient.Bronte emphasizes Janes independence by making her a working woman and contrasting her with the rest of the women who were raise in Rochester. Unlike them she takes care of herself. She does not aim to get married into wealth. She is in love with Rochesters mind while Blanche is in love with his purse.