Jane Eyre Scene Analysis Essay

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A scene of great importance in the novel Jane Eyre is when Jane decides to ascertain the fate of Rochester despite everything. She has waited until she has grown in strength due to the fact she now has family who love her and money that her decease uncle left her. This scene plays a strong part in the novel as the character of Jane for the first time feels a strong sense of freedom, equality and love something she always longed for. Jane is no longer afraid of being unloved or hurt by Rochester as she now knows she has a family who loves her. She feels more equal to Rochester because of the money her uncle left to her and also because of Rochester losing his sight and arm in the fire. Due to all of this she fells less dependent on him and as …show more content…
Often the author’s voice and attitude seem to get caught up in the story, making it more like a memoir than a novel. We’re calling this a "transparent" tone, where we seem to be looking straight through the author’s personality at the first-person narrator. When something of Bronte’s own personality starts to come through, it’s usually in dialogue, when another character is talking to Jane. Mr. Rochester and Diana Rivers, for example, seem to be two of the characters who occasionally express the author’s attitude toward Jane herself. For example, when Jane says that one reason she wouldn’t be a good wife for St. John is that she’s much more plain-looking than he is, Diana replies, "Plain! You? Not at all. You are much too pretty, as well as too good, to be grilled alive in Calcutta." These aren’t the words of a sister hoping to help her brother convince a woman to marry him; they’re the author’s affirmation that Jane is beautiful and should have a greater sense of self-worth. Diana’s and Rochester’s affection for Jane and their awareness of the passionate, fun-loving woman behind the repressed Lowood graduate provide a subtle commentary on Jane’s own narrative that seems to channel Charlotte Bronte’s own

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