Explore How Bronte Has Created an Anti-Christian Theme in Jane Eyre

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Supernaturality, love, as well as hypocrisy as a sub unit of religion,are dominant themes combined in the retrospective novel 'Jane Eyre'. The novel depicts characters, such as Mr Brocklehurst and St.John Rivers that are challenges to the ideal christian way and faith throughout the novel.

The eccentric romantic gothic genre and the surrounding supernatural presence lurks around crowds of chapters. The contrastive saint Helen Burns used as a reverence to the good aspect and purity of christianity.

Banned after it was originally published.Questioning christianity was highly seen as blasphemous.This novel was considered controversial at the time of it's original production, as the victorian England were engulfed in
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The contrastive difference is somewhat offending to the readers knowledge of how Mr Brocklehurst conducts poorer children.

Charlotte Bronte is merely analysing corrupted souls that pretend to be religious figures, but as Mr Brocklehurst and Mrs Reed neglects the actual part of being a true Christian, she and most of those that furiously embrace status , become a society of false religion. Mrs Reed interior confusion and superiority complex is evident when she labels Jane a ’mad cat’, animals were viewed as inferior beings by old Christians to which they thought they had dominion over.

Family in the Victorian era was considered a matter of high importance. When accompanied with guests eager to collect the minor errors, relations in a home had to resemble elements of warmth .The artless love expressed for one’s family and the tenderness which circulates around the innocence of the children, is a spirited composition in religion. Charlotte Bronte hits a delicate aspect of life, when ‘family’ and ‘unity’ in Mrs Reed home is cleverly paired with religion in it most corrupted form. ‘dispensed from joining the group’ Jane retrospective memory of being neglected and thus no signs of love, is all the result of Mrs Reed inability to cope with her own interior confusion. The exhibition of Mrs Reed dissoluteness extends throughout the novel as she aids the development of Jane Eyre and most importantly her offspring are used to magnify the gravity of her deformed

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