A Bildungsroman By Charlotte Bronte Essay

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Within the Bible, the purpose of life is never outright specified. Yet, as a Christian, the Holy Text does provide clues to how a person should live his or her life. It is stated that mankind must “rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth". (Genesis 1:26-28) Also, within The Ten Commandments, which is basically the Christian rulebook, one must never steal, murder, commit adultery, etc. Even though some rules and suggestions of how to live exist, within the Holy Bible, the way one should live his or her life is remains vague and up to interpretation. As one matures, in order to live life as a proper Christian, it is necessary to discover how to interpret and integrate the religion into daily life. At the closing of Jane Eyre, a bildungsroman written by Charlotte Brontë, Jane, as a Christian, undergoes the spiritual reassessment every Christian faces and is inevitably challenged with the dilemma of how she should personally worship God. After she encounters two religious individuals, Jane discovers that she should faithfully follow God, but in a way that it is her own, in a way that she can still keep her happiness and passion through living the life she desires; when Jane follows her own heart, it is expressed that, in order to live a fulfilling life, one has to find a his or her own unique medium for devotion. When Jane attends Lowood School as a young girl, she meets Helen Burns, a girl who…

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