Gothic Elements In Jane Eyre

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The novel Jane Eyre revolves around a young orphaned girl (Jane) who lives with her aunt and cousin, the Reeds, due to the death of her mother and father. Through the development of Jane’s life, the novel slowly develops into the bildungsroman, gothic, and romance genres due to Jane’s tough challenges and choices she decides to make.
At a young age Jane experience the death of her parents. With no other choice, Jane is forced to live with her aunt and cousins, the Reeds, at Gateshead Hall. Jane is treated terribly, her aunt hates her, John (cousin) continuously abuse the girl, and even the servants reminds Jane that she’s worthless. Jane has absolute hate for the Reeds saying how she would never come back if she left however there was no place
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Jane first job, at Thornfield was similar to Gateshead, both manor house. Both Rochester and Jane have a complicated family histories, for as Jane figuresout Rochester’s hidden wise Bertha the day of their marriage. This was one of the biggest gothic experience Jane faced, the exposure of Bertha which changed her choices and life later on. Another gothic occurrence Jane faced was at a young age she encounter a ghost in the red room, where her uncle Reed died. Later on in the novel, Jane leaves Rochester soon after she learns about the hidden wife however Jane has supernatural moments where she could communicate to Rochester and hears his voice calling her …show more content…
At Jane’s first job she meets the owner, Mr. Rochester but is soon pulled back by his actions for example the marriage he was about to with another woman for her looks and social status and small actions Mr. Rochester would do that would upset Jane. However they soon expose their feelings for each other and fall madly in love, as this is the first time Jane is treated well by another. At their marriage Jane figures out Mr. Rochester has another hidden wife, Bertha, and is still married to her. Upset by this Jane leaves and becomes homeless for a couple of days before she is let in by a wealthy family. Jane soon connects with the sisters in the family exchanging knowledge and their brother, St. John Rivers is in love with her and soon proposes to Jane. He asks Jane to accompany him to India as his wife and missionary. Jane considers the proposal even though she knows that marrying John would mean the end of her emotional life. She is about to accept but then she has a supernatural moment where she hears Rochester’s voice calling her for name and by this she ergery goes back to Mr. Rochester. This shows how the novel developed romance throughout Jane’s

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