Relationship Between Jane And Mr. Rochester In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Bronte, particular an autobiography of a woman, Jane Eyre in the Victorian period. In the novel she describes her life from an early age until ten years after her marriage with Mr Rochester. Many critics have described that the romantic relationship with Mr Rochester, is highly unconventional and distinctive and that because of it was built in terms of equality with people who belong in absolutely different status. However, as the story is unfolding it does not seem that the relation of Jane and Mr Rochester is an equal relationship because both of them in a way they play a game of power. Mr Rochester seems to be in a superior position and Jane the inferior, but gradually Jane seems to gain more
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Jane at that part, start realising that she has emotions for Mr Rochester and obviously she feels jealousy because in a way Mr Rochester makes her believe that he is going to marry Miss Ingram. Mrs Rochester deliberately makes that so as to be in a better position. Furthermore, in a conversation they have, Jane confesses openly her feelings and tells him that it does not matter if she is poor and plain, but they are equals, and despite that Mr Rochester agrees with that at the end she tells him that in a way she is better than him, in terms of her personality (292-293). He seems to accept her completely, but she does not believe him entirely and one more time she is like playing a game of power. Similarly, Jane stresses him that she is an independent person with free will (293). In these two points, Jane with her reaction she seems to believe that through marriage, she would lose her freedom, she would enter into a relationship with a lot of responsibilities, and she is going to be in an inferior position. Moreover, Jane gets angry when Mr Rochester wants to buy her a jewellery. That makes her feel uncomfortable, she copes with the fact that her lover its her master too (309-310). For fear that her independence would be diminished, she announces to him that she wants to continue to be a governess (310). She does not suggest that only because she wants economic independence, but also to have power and autonomy. On the other hand, Mr Rochester, in that part of the novel, it is revealed that he has a wife, Bertha, and that is an unknown incident that provokes inequality, but in that situation his lies recommend inferiority of him

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