Theme Of Jane Eyre And Wide Sargasso Sea

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Together, these two books, Jane Eyre, and Wide Sargasso Sea hold a large sum of characters. Most of which don’t leave much impression on me as the reader. The few characters who left any form of importance were Rochester, Jane Eyre, and of course Bertha Antoinette Mason. Other characters of these stories helped mold the story in major ways but did not mean much personally. Throughout these stories, the women of all levels are oppressed by male characters. Mr. Rochester was by far the largest contender for this oppression. Once I had read both books, I put them together so that it made one large story. Even though Wide Sargasso Sea had a later publication, and I having read it after Jane Eyre, the storyline depicts all that happened to …show more content…
She also has a negative childhood in which her parents passed when she was very young and she lived with her aunt who despised her. Jane goes through even more throughout her life in education and as a teacher. After years of working for the school in which she grew up in, she is called out to work privately with a French girl as her personal teacher. At this estate, she meets Rochester. Charlotte Bronte, the author of Jane Eyre has Rochester as a powerful man who is mysterious and witty, but in Wide Sargasso Sea, John Rhys depicts as I described before, a baby. After some time flirting with one another, Jane and Rochester seem to form an interest in one another and they form a good relationship though this. Rochester eventually proposes to Jane, and from all Jane had seen, she was not thinking much about saying no. Once they were engaged to be married, Rochester changed. Having been disappointed with Bertha not being the type of wife he desired, Rochester 's main goal was doing it right. He began to treat Jane as more of a possession than an equal. Having the childhood that forced self-reliance and leadership, Jane but an equal in a marriage setting. Jane was pretty annoyed with the way Rochester changed in his treating of Jane but she didn’t do anything about it. Rochester at this point was still married to Bertha, who was still trapped in the attic these ten years later. What doesn’t make sense is that he had no interest in Bertha and no need to keep her in the attic, why not just divorce

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