Pip spent some time considering whether to take a commision in the army, presumably with the The East India. I stopped: the sound ceased, only for an instant; it began again, louder: for at first, though distinct, it was very low. She divides her fortune equally among the four and thus each of them gets five thousand pounds. It just seemed weird to think that they would ever have any sort of romantic relationship. Hannah The Rivers' elderly housekeeper who initially denies Jane access to Moor House. Uncle Reed - Uncle Reed is Mrs. Jane wanted to go to school because it would mean her leaving Gateshead.
What do you guys think? Miss Scatcherd The history and grammar teacher at Lowood. Rosamond ultimately marries the wealthy Mr. Why did Rochester decide to keep his wife locked in the attic? Jane meets the humbled Rochester at Ferndean, his woodland retreat, and promises always to take care of him. John won't give up and keeps pressuring Jane to marry him. It gazed and gazed on me.
Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, to absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. But Jane also says that the book reminds her of the tales that Bessie, one of the Reeds' servants, sometimes tells on winter evenings. Rochester has tragically turned blind. Going back to volume 1, chapter 5, Jane is picked up by the coach at 6am for the fifty mile journey to Lowood. Rochester rescued all the servants and tried to save Bertha, too, but she committed suicide and he was injured. Books feed Jane's imagination, offering her a vast world beyond the claustrophobia of Gateshead; they fill her with visions of how rich life could be, rather than how stagnant it actually is. Bertha is another example of unsavory foreignness in the novel.
Jane travels in a direction away from Thornfield. Other than that, she wears plain dresses. Or if there was nothing really much wrong with her, just that there was a personality clash between them, or they had fallen out of love and had started to grate on each other's nerves. Rochester tried but failed to save her, and he lost his sight in the process. Rochester, who has gone out without telling anybody returns back after some days with a group of his friends who stay there for a fortnight. Reed loved Jane more than any of his biological children, and she refuses to apologize for mistreating her. He refuses to give in to his love for Rosamond Oliver out of a warped sense of duty to God, and Jane concludes that he still knows little about God's love.
Before Jane can discover more about the mysterious situation, she gets a message that her Aunt Reed is very sick and is asking for her. One mother figure is Miss Temple, the headmistress of LowoodInstitution and later her friend, when Jane Eyre became a youngadult. Unlike Great Expectations, none of these people died violent deaths. John does not love Jane, he believes that she would be suited to missionary work in India and thus, asks her to marry him. With vibrant and strong language Charlotte Bronte takes us on a magical journey through which we see Jane Eyre's life.
Jane Eyre - The protagonist and narrator of the novel, Jane is an intelligent, honest, plain-featured young girl forced to contend with oppression, inequality, and hardship. Her strong belief in gender and social equality challenges the Victorian prejudices against women and the poor. She distinguishes herself at Lowood School because of her hard work and strong intellectual abilities. Rochester strikes Jane as brooding and cruel, but as the two grow closer to one another, she and her employer begin to fall in love. As orphaned niece of Mrs. She admits to Jane that once a John Eyre, some relative of Jane's, offered to adopt the girl, but Mrs. One night, Jane hears Rochester calling to her.
That uncle turns out to be related to the Rivers siblings, so Jane suddenly has cousins. I sank on the wet doorstep: I groaned—I wrung my hands—I wept in utter anguish. She eventually becomes Mother Superior and leaves all of her money to the church. The beautiful and angelic Rosamond is the benefactress of Jane's school and is overcome with love for St. I believe he is of mine;—I am sure he is—I feel akin to him—I understand the language of his countenance and movements: though rank and wealth sever us widely, I have something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him … I must, then, repeat continually that we are for ever sundered:—and yet, while I breathe and think, I must love him.
Angel's friend in Brazil also catches fever and sadly dies. Rochester is an interesting twist on the tragic Byronic hero; though not handsome in a strict sense, his great passion and forcefulness make him an extremely appealing and sensual character in Jane's perspective. John Eyre Jane's uncle as well as the uncle of the Rivers siblings , John made his fortune in wine in Madeira. John, and he does not love her back. John's marriage proposal helps Jane maintain her independence when faced with his despotism.
By the standards of its time, yes. Alice Wood An orphan who is hired by Rosamond Oliver to assist Jane at the school in Morton. She was sent to the Lowood institute to be educated. At Lowood, Jane makes friends with another student, Helen Burns, who helps Jane learn to endure personal injustice and believe in a benevolent God. Her hypocrisy, sensuality, and materialism make her another negative mode of femininity. Charismatic and independent, Diana is forced to work as a governess in a wealthy household because of her family's financial difficulties.
She dies unloved by her children and unrepentant of her mistreatment of Jane. But don't worry: it's still a crowd-pleaser. This confused me a bit, but I gather turnpikes were toll roads. He represses emotional and romantic feelings, especially from Rosamond Oliver, and is weak in her presence. There she feels quite comfortable and often goes to the roof and gazes the sky. Sebastian Faulkes is probably most famous for Birdsong and Charlotte Grey.