Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte Essay

1212 Words Oct 27th, 2016 5 Pages
The Gothic genre is known for many great works, but none is so qualified a representation as Charlotte Bronte’s publication of her 19th century Jane Eyre. Some would say Jane Eyre is an engaging love story in which love conquers all; on the other hand, some have derived an allegory for some unseen erotic power struggle embodied between men and women in the 1800s. However, deep down, Jane Eyre is truly the depiction of transition from harsh morality to beautiful satisfaction—a “story of a woman’s education into life” (Teachman 2). Bronte’s Jane is an endearing character, whose woes in life birthed a new woman who is independent, kind, and feels deep sympathy for those both of pompous manner, as her relatives, and those of similar backgrounds. Of course, there are definite strains of feminism in that Miss Eyre is confronted not only with a harsh upbringing but also with the fact that woman in her time were highly undervalued and unable to achieve equality with men on any practical level. This novel tries to influence readers, as Jane is indeed a strong young woman, not allowing herself to be put down for the short-comings of her gender—instead allowing herself to freely ‘give it right back.’ Jane Eyre is a well-rounded suffragette novel, as well as a true Gothic rendering, involving ghosts of memories past, the struggle of morality within relationships, and haunting secrets. Presiding in the dreary heartland of England can present the perfect surroundings for…

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