Love, Mystery, And Romance, By Charlotte Bronte Essay

2343 Words Aug 24th, 2016 10 Pages
A bird through close-set bars of a cage, flutters about restless, and unsure; a captive of her own mind. Her desire for love ensnares her, and keeps her there, though she has the means to escape. She sits and waits for her master, her love, to open the door and set her free. To be free she must discover her own self, to find love in herself, then she may burst through those bars and soar high above the clouds, and finally she 'll be able to see. Jane Eyre, a story of passion, mystery, and romance, by Charlotte Brontë. In Brontë 's bildungsroman, she describes the milestones in Jane 's life that lead to her to her self-awareness and independence. Through her harsh childhood, passionate romance, her venture to her wits end, she discovers herself. Jane Eyre must love herself before she can gain her freedom. She must find a balance between her independency and the marriage with the one she loves.

Locked in the "red-room," at her aunt 's stately mansion called Gateshead, a 10 year old orphan, Jane Eyre, is being punished for defending herself against the constant abuse of her cousin. After Jane 's cousin, John Reed, hurls a book at her and insults her, her temper finally caves in and she jumps on him; then fiercely punches and hits him. The furious Mrs. Reed does not see her son 's cruelty, but just Jane’s passionate outburst, she locks her in the old room of her late husband, and leaves her there. Brontë uses the red-room as a symbol of Jane 's entrapment, her struggle for…

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