Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte Essay

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In any novel, the audience can interpret the writing in multiple ways. An example is Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte. This novel was written in 1846 during the Victorian era. Jane Eyre can be seen through multiple “lenses” per say due to the novels time period as well as universal ideas.
Although there are many views a reader can take through Jane Eyre; feminism is shown through Jane’s character along with the overall treatment of women in the Victorian age. Jane breaks the stereotypical woman by becoming her own individual and going against the way society wanted women to be. During this time period, women were expected to act a certain way and have specific feelings. Jane says how “Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel “ ( Bronte 115). She continues to speak about there should not be any shame for a woman who wants to learn or do more than what society has thought of them. In an article on feminism the author states that “Eyre casts a sharp contrast to the man-dominated society” ( Gao). Jane has a contrast to men of this time which provides the knowledge of the diversity between men and women at this time. The men were supposed to be the ones helping the women and providing for them, but when Jane first meets Rochester she helps him when he has fallen off his horse. After Jane offers to help Rochester she says how she “felt no fear of him, and but little shyness” ( Bronte 119). This is unusual for the time as women…

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