Analysis of Jane Eyre

Analysis of Jane Eyre

1、 Introduction

1.1 Author

Charlotte Bronte was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters. Charlotte was born in Thornton, Yorkshire in 1816. The sisters took to literature and published poems under the names of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Charlotte then wrote her first novel, The Professor, which did not publish until after her death, and began Jane Eyre, which, appearing in 1847. Then followed by Shirley in 1849 and Villette in 1852. In 1854 she was married to her father’s curate, but after a short happy married life she died in 1855. Emily Bronte published Wuthering Heights in 1847, praised for the originality of the subject and its narrative style, but viewed with suspect because of violence and immorality a powerful. Anne Bronte was the author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey. But she is not that famous compare to the other two sisters.

1.2 The novel

This novel has five distinct stages: Jane's childhood at Gateshead, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins. Her education at Lowood School, where she makes friends with Helen but also suffers oppression. Her time as the governess of Thornfield,where she falls in love with Edward Rochester but make her mind to leave at last. Her time with the Rivers family during which she enjoy the time with her cousins and her cold clergyman cousin St John Rivers proposes to her. Finally, she backs to Thornfield and married to her Rochester.

The first 30 years or so of Victoria's reign were the period of the Romantic Movement. But men were widely considered to be naturally superior to women in the period. And the strict social class attitude is important information the author want to express. And she is critical of this. She speaks out against class prejudice through the heroine in this novel. And finally, even the author didn’t emphasis, we can get that Jane become wealthy and she thinks they are equal, and then she married to Mr. Rochester.

2、 Analysis of Major Characters

2.1 Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre has an unfortunately life which the nature and society give her since she was born. She has no parents, no money, she is a little woman for the man’s point of view. What’s more, she is not beautiful. But she is emotionally rich, independent and self-esteem, courage and persistent. She refused to accept the unrespected views which the society gives her. She makes all the people know that even she is a little woman, but she can follow her mind, do what she

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