In general, Jane doesn't believe humans should be so focused on heaven that they forget the pleasures available for them here on earth. Glossary en règle in order. In the novel, the little solace that Jane does find is in Bessie. This displays Jane's character, one that believes in morals and what is correct rather than what would please her or her culture the most. Reed's accounts, addresses Jane on the eventual demise of bad girls in Hell. She was pretty too, if my recollections of her face and person are correct. Rochester strikes Jane as brooding and cruel, but as the two grow closer to one another, she and her employer begin to fall in love.
In the Bildungsroman, classic examples of which are Goethe's , Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, and J. Reed despised Jane, for reasons that Jane and the reader only speculate. They will have a great deal of money, and you will have none: it is your place to be humble, and to try to make yourself agreeable to them. This precious vessel was now placed on my knee, and I was cordially invited to eat the circlet of delicate pastry upon it. Reed for being too harsh on Jane, which shows that she has sympathy towards the mistreated girl.
As fairy, Jane identifies herself as a special, magical creature, and reminds the reader of the importance imagination plays her in her life. Cierra: In Jane Eyre, the character Bessie is the caretaker of the children in Gateshead. A year after their marriage, Jane's father caught typhus while visiting the poor, and both of her parents soon died within a month of each other and left Jane orphaned. Rochester stepped out of his disguise. The good apothecary appeared a little puzzled. That last fit of coughing has tired me a little; I feel as if I could sleep: but don't leave me, Jane; I like to have you near me. At times, Bessie sings to her and tells her stories of fairies, which Jane always finds pleasure in.
Jane is a very troubled person because she has always made kind gestures in her tormenting childh … ood but she has never been appreciated. Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? This state of things should have been to me a paradise of peace, accustomed as I was to a life of ceaseless reprimand and thankless fagging; but, in fact, my racked nerves were now in such a state that no calm could soothe, and no pleasure excite them agreeably. Fairfax, the house … keeper at Thornfield Hall, might also beseen as a mother figure. Reed sew for a few minutes until she looks up, telling Jane in a scornful manner, to retire to the nursery. Overhearing a conversation between Miss Abbot and Bessie, Jane learns that her father was a poor clergyman who married her mother against her family's wishes. I felt an inexpressible relief, a soothing conviction of protection and security, when I knew that there was a stranger in the room, an individual not belonging to Gateshead. Reed has not paid anything to support her at Lowood, and she is truly without any family.
What a reader of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre may learn from her book is that true love, real happiness, and complete morals are what life is made of. The girls and teachers are dissolent. I doubted I had taken a step which sank instead of raising me in the scale of social existence. It is deeply ironic that in the moments preceeding Mr Brockelhurst's proclaimation that Jane Eyre is 'a liar', Jane fears the exposure of these false claims mainly because she dreads being despised 'for a hypocrite' by Miss Temple. Reed haunting the room, troubled from the grave. Jane's interactions with religious figures and their promise of spiritual salvation will be repeated throughout the text. In both films a portion of every frame is consumed by impenetrable shadow.
Is John really her master; is she his servant? Jane is placed with the lowest and youngest group. Reed should send her to school soon. Still, Jane fears for her friend's death and the inevitable loneliness that will come when she is gone. Later on sh … e applied for a job of governess of a little girl. The reader learns that Jane's Uncle Reed — her mother's brother — brought her into the household. For me, the watches of that long night passed in ghastly wakefulness; strained by dread: such dread as children only can feel. Jane, of course, is poor in both pitiable and pecuniary terms, without anyone to love her and without any money for self-sufficiency.
Generally, these ghostly visitations prefigure drastic changes in Jane's life, as this one does. It emboldened me to ask a question. Notice that the novel's full title is Jane Eyre: An Autobiography and that the title page claims that it was edited, rather than written, by Currer Bell. Although she only appears for a few chapters, Helen and her view of Christianity become very significant to Jane as she grows into adulthood. As Jane considers their reprimands, she becomes angry at the injustice of her family situation, wondering why she is always mistreated while her cousins are pampered and petted.
Through Mason's description, Bronte is able to present Bertha's nature as bestial as a tigress and even vampiric, a term in itself that alludes to the Gothic literary tradition. You had no right to be born, for you make no use of life. Jane, you are docile, diligent, disinterested, faithful, constant, and courageous; very gentle, and very heroic: cease to mistrust yourself--I can trust you unreservedly. She meets a girl who is reading, whom she asks questions about the institution and teachers. I was born in 1820, a harsh time of change in England.
I caught scraps of their conversation, from which I was able only too distinctly to infer the main subject discussed. Suddenly, Jane feels a presence in the room and imagines it might be Mr. With that in mind, the ominous quality of the red-room, the ghost that Jane thinks she sees and the revelation that Mr. Which in the story contrasts to the views of God of that of the Headmaster at Lowood. From her, she learns that none of the Reed children has turned out well: Georgiana tried to elope with a young man and Eliza jealously tattled on them, and John leads a life of excess.
To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. I could not eat the tart; and the plumage of the bird, the tints of the flowers, seemed strangely faded: I put both plate and tart away. Jane is unable to mirror Helen's passivity at Lowood and her passion and strength of character will help her to overcome many obstacles in her life. My fingers had fastened on her hand which lay outside the sheet…Mrs Reed took her hand away, and, turning her face rather from me, she remarked that the night was warm. Summary As she's being dragged to the red-room, Jane resists her jailors, Bessie and Miss Abbott.