How Bronte Shows the Reader Jane's Resilience in Jane Eyre Essay

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How Bronte Shows the Reader Jane's Resilience in Jane Eyre

The novel Jane Eyre is written by Charlotte Bronte and is set in the
1800’s. It describes how Jane rose up from her orphan status at the start of the story to a higher status with Mr Rochester. More importantly Jane finds happiness. During the 1800’s a woman’s status was low and to have a higher status would involve marrying into a rich family or already belonging to a wealthy family. The story shows how
Jane copes with the ups and downs in her life, during her journey for happiness. The aim of this essay is to show how Bronte shows Jane’s resilience to events throughout the novel. Resilience is the ability to withstand suffering, to show strength. The essay will also
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This character is Mr Brocklehurst, the head teacher of Lowood
School. Jane has to sit in a room while Mrs Reed and Mr Brocklehurst insult her as Mrs Reed tries to get her a place at Lowood School. Mr
Brocklehurst says “that proves that you have a wicked heart” after hearing that Jane doesn’t like the psalms. If a young child is constantly bullied, insulted and put down it can seriously damage their self esteem, but not Jane. She listened to all of the comments made by Mr Brocklehurst and Mrs Reed and when she was told to leave the room Jane had the strength to have a go at Mrs Reed. “I am not deceitful: if I were, I would say I loved you; but I declare I do not love you.”

In the next episode Bronte reminds the reader of Jane’s feelings for
Mr Brocklehurst. Knowing that Mr Brocklehurst will make Jane’s life a misery she constantly hopes that she will not meet him at Lowood
School. She works hard and tries not to do anything wrong in case he turns up. When the day does come that Mr Brocklehurst visits the school, Jane accidentally drops her slate and it breaks. Mr
Brocklehurst notices and summons her to the front of the school and makes her sit on a stool as he insults her in front of the whole school. He tells everyone to ignore Jane and avoid her at all costs.
He says she is evil, “who would think that the evil

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