Jane Eyre and a Tale of Two Cities Comparative Essay
Honors English III
September 1, 2011
Summer Reading Comparative Essay
Intro: Many would agree that love is blind, but if this is true how can it have the ability to allow people to see and feel things untouched by other emotions. It has the power to make any given person do extraordinary things, the ability to transform or destroy anybody completely all in one emotion, one thing is for sure, it gives people a greater purpose for existence, a reason to live and die for, something beyond them to devote their life. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë and A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, are two popular, classic examples of love.
Thesis: While both novels have a central theme of love, Jane Eyre …show more content…
Contrast 2: In Jane Eyre, we meet Jane Eyre, who finds her true love to be someone to which whom she is not attracted. Jane is attracted to people who contain the same intellectual capacity as her, and has no regard for those who have only beauty and money to give. After attending an all-girls seminary until she reached the age of eighteen, Jane advertises for a job as a governess, and receives one at an estate named Thornfield. This is where she meets, Rochester, the owner of the mansion, and her true love. When she learns of a dark secret he has been keeping, she flees to another part of England where she meets St. John, a man who she does find good looking, but doesn't like his personality. From here, she returns to Thornfield where she marries Rochester. If Jane had gone through her life looking for beauty instead of someone who shared a mental similarity with her, she never would have found happiness. Jane is attracted to Rochester, even