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Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Bronte

Title: .Jane Eyre

SummaryIn the novel, "Jane Eyre", by Charlotte Bronte, a young girl named Jane Eyre was taken in by her uncle when both of her parents died of Typhus. When her uncle passed away she was looked after by her aunt who did not treat her very kindly. Her cousins didn't treat her very kindly either. Eventually, Jane, would not put up with the way she was treated and asks to be sent to school. After a long time of studying at Lowood, she finds a job as a governess and accepts the position at a placed called Thornfeild. Upon arriving at Thornfeil Jane hears an eerie laugh in the hallway which belongs to a seamstress who works there named Grace. After being there for a few months Jane finally meets the man who runs the place. His name is Mr. Rochester. After Mr. Rochester returns to Thornfeild, Jane hears the oh-so-familiar eerie laughter, in the middle of the night, in the hallway and goes to see what it is. She then finds Mr. Rochester with his bed sheets engulfed in flames, Jane saves his life. Rochester tells Jane that Grace is behind the inncedent. By this point, Jane Eyre has begun to have feelings for Mr. Rochester. A few months later Rochester teases Jane by telling her he has decided to marry a beautiful women named Blanche Ingram. Thourouly disapointed, Jane finally admits her love for him. To her surprise, he then proposes and says he was only trying to make her jealous. She says yes. On the day of the wedding two men stop and say the marriage cannot go on because Mr. Rochester is already married. Rochester admits this to be true and explains that a long time ago his father told him to marry a women because her mother was wealthy. Later, did he find out that her mother was kept in an insane asylum and psycho path tendencies ran in her family and seemed unpromising for the womens future. He was right. His wife is the seamstress Grace, also known as Bertha Mason. After hearing this Jane leaves Thornsfield to start a new life. Alone with no money and no food, a kind man by the name of St. John and the River siblings bring Jane into their home. They let her stay there and help her find a job. Months go by and St. John finally figures out that they are long lost cousins. While this is all happening, Jane's unlce has passed away and has left for her 20,000 pounds. Jane splits it with her cousins. St. John strives to be a missionary and begs Jane to be his wife and travel to India with him. She kindly declines and returns to Thornfield because she feels the need to. She comes back to find that Bertha (Grace), set Thornfeild on fire many years back and was killed in the tragedy. She learns that Rochester is still alive but became blind during the incident. Jane goes to find him, and when she does she promises never to leave him again. The two get married in secrecy and live happily ever after.

Theme StatementThe theme Charlotte Bronte is trying to portray is that all humans need love and with out it, they themselves, will find a way to be loved.

Independant Reading Unit

"You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so" (Bronte 58).

"It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it." (Bronte 161).

"I hold myself supremely blest - blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husbands life as fully as he is mine" (Bronte 638).

As a kid, Jane Eyre was never given much love or affection. Growing up, she realized that being surrounded by people who loved you is what influences you into the person you grow up to be. Without love you cannot grow up and live a normal and happy life. Without love, there is only hate.

In this quote, it shows how strong willed and head strong Jane is. As said before, Jane grew up feeling unloved, so she set off to find someone to love her. Similarly here, she says that yo can't be okay with a calm life. You need action and excitment in your life and if action isn't given to you, you will make a way to find it.

In the end, after all of Jane's searching, she finally finds what she was looking for in her life. She finds someone to love her, and someone to bring excitment to her life. After a long life of living, she can conclude that she has lived an extrordinary life.

Just like in the novel "Jane Eyre", Jane longs for love. She finally finds someone who gave her his heart and she finds out something that makes her walk away. In the end, fate brought them back together and Jane finally got the love she was looking for throughout her life.

Mercedes Morales Period 3


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