Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte Essay

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Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name "Currer Bell." Feminism is the advocacy of women 's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Jane Eyre is widely considered to be one of the first feminist novels within the context of Victorian England because in 19th century Victoria, the majority of people believed the women are not born equal to men. Consequently, women like Jane are treated unequally in all aspects in life, such as home life, work and relationships. Jane tries to be independent and equal to the men in her life as well as break free from 19th century women expectations.

Becoming independent is another important theme through Jane Eyre’s struggle as a feminist. The novel Jane Eyre is considered a "Bildungsroman," or a “coming of age story”, as Jane becomes an independent and strong protagonist through her experiences along with decisions she makes through her journey. Throughout the beginning, Jane is an orphan girl living with her unloving aunt and cousins. Through self-reliance and her self-respect along as well as challenging the 19th century Victorian norm. Unlike most women during the Victorian era Jane becomes an independent person who creates her own happiness.
Jane starts her journey in the Reed household beginning restricted from independent speech and isolated by her Aunt Reed and cousins. The book titled “History of British Birds”…

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