Literary Criticism In Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre'

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This paper aims to revise Jane Eyre in the light of Mikhail Bakhtin who was a Russian philosopher, literary critic and scholar who worked on literary theory, ethics, and the philosophy of language. He mentions the importance of time and space, characterizations, settings and language in his definition of novel. These major ideas have become classic tools in literary criticism. These tools are the key concepts in the terms of discussion of the Jane Eyre with the Bakhtin’s theory. Initially, I am going to explain Bakhtin’s ‘’epic and novel’’. Then, I am going to talk about summary of Jane Eyre. Finally, after I mention information about Bakhtin’s theory and story of Jane Eyre, I am going to discuss this novel in the light of Bakhtin’s theory. …show more content…
There is only one narrator and the narrator is Jane in this novel. Jane is a child orphan. She is raised by her ruthless and wealthy aunt. Her cousins and aunt behave her so badly that one day her aunt imprisons to Jane in the red room where her uncle Mr. Reed was dead. So, she believes that she sees her uncle’s ghost screams and faint .Even when she grows up, she never forget about this awful memory. After this event, Jane is sent away to school by Mrs. Reed. She spends eight more years at Lowood, six as a student and two as a teacher. After she teaches two year in Lowood, she seeks for new experiences. Then, she accepts a governess position at a mansion which is called Thornfield. She teaches a ward French girl whose name is Adèle ,in this place. She finds herself in a secret love with Mr. Rochester who is the owner of the Thornfileld. They decide to marry but in their wedding day, Mr. Mason has come and declared himself as the brother of Rochester’s wife. So, the wedding is cancelled and Jane decides to flee Thornfield with a huge disappointment. She meets in St John and his family. They help Jane Eyre to have a new life. One day, she hears Rochester’s voice calling her name over then, she realizes that she cannot stay away forever the man she in love with all her heart. Jane immediately goes back to Thornfield and finds that the manor has been given fire by Bertha Mason. She lost her life in the fire. Rochester saved by the servants but he lost his eyesight and one of his hands. Jane finds Rochester and they rebuilt their relationships. This time they marry and after years Rochester has sight in one eye again. So, Rochester was able to behold their first son at his

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