Theme Of Bluebeard In Jane Eyre

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It is very clear that, consciously or unconsciously, Brontë’s writings were affected by “Bluebeard”. The coincidence of rescue from family, with indirect help from the heroine herself is unignorable, and in addition to this is the inheritance of riches. [Paragraph?]Both heroines share their sudden fortunes with their family and themselves in a nearly identical manner. In “Bluebeard” “she found herself the owner of his great riches” (“Bluebeard”). And in Brontë’s Victorian version St. John casually mentions it to Jane, saying, “... merely to tell you that your uncle, Mr. Eyre of Madeira, is dead; and that he has left you all his property, and that you are now rich…” (Brontë 325). And, true to form, Jane shares the money with her cousins that …show more content…
Many people today idolize unhealthy relationships, particularly secret keeping within a relationship, because of the ideals found in literature and cinematics, as originating from Jane Eyre. Much of literature today is filled with passionate romance, where oftentimes one falls apart without the other. More concerning even than just this detrimental health concern that society adores and craves in the relationships they read about, and then begin to base their own relationships off of them, is the blatant romanticization of all-consuming passion. In Deikman, Gardner, and McDonald’s study they found that in romance novels, true love is demonstrated by being swept away in passion that often overrides all common sense, and this is accordingly reflected into what women look for in a relationship. Young adult books are the largest culprit perpetuating this stereotype in romance, and most popularly the relationship dubbed “Clace”. “Clace” is the fictional relationship of Clary and Jace in The Mortal Instruments series. The key to the continuation of their relationship is contact. Whether kissing or holding hands, they are all but inseparable.They, too, are heavily subject to the common sense- dampening passion that fills the pages of modern novels: “... he was kissing her frantically. She knew she ought to push him away’ her mind told her it was the sensible thing to do, but no other part of her cared about being sensible. Not when Jace was kissing her like he thought he might go to hell for doing it, but it was worth it. She dug her fingers into his shoulders… and kissed him back” (Clare 24486). The context is hardly even necessary because scenes such as this repeat themselves every couple of chapters, so great is their “love”. Like many of the other moments, for some reason or another

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