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Political and social context of Jane Eyre
Transcript of Political and social context of Jane Eyre
The political and social context of Jane Eyre
was born in Yorkshire, England, in 1816.
died in 1855.
lost her mother at very young age.
but the most popular one was
. She began writing it in a nursing home in Manchester, where her father was receiving treatment.
Bronte was very proactive writer. She wrote many novels like Professor, Villette, Shirley and many others,
Jane Eyre is a poor, ten-year-old
orphan living with her uncaring aunt
and bullying cousins. Her aunt sends
her to a Lowood school where Jane
remains until age of eighteen, when she
finds a post as governess to a child. Her
employer, Mr Rochester, is the child’s guardian.
He is a serious man who is very cold and
harsh to others, but not to Jane. Very quickly
they fell in love with each other. In the mean
time the strange e vents will occur that
will left Jane broken-hearted. .
The political and social
context of Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre is set in the north of England
sometime in the first half of the nineteenth
was undergoing slow but
significant change. Perhaps most apparent
was the transition from a rural to an
The Industrial Revolution
had begun in
Britain in the late 1700s, and by the
time of Jane Eyre, it was running
Jane is described as an unattractive child who is fearful of the condemnation of those whom she wishes to please. She is also independent, honest, blunt and dignified. Charlotte Brontë may have created the character of Jane Eyre as a means of coming to terms with elements of her own life. Brontë also struggled to find a balance between love and freedom and to find others
who understood her.
Mr. Rochester is the master of Thornfield Hall. He is very cold and harsh to everyone, but not to Jane. He is tricked into making an unfortunate first marriage to Bertha Mason many years before he meets Jane, with whom he falls madly in love.
St. John Rivers
in 1854 she married clergyman Nicholas
Charlotte Brontë touches on three
areas of social concern in Jane Eyre:
education, women's employment, and
The Victorian era
was one bound
to morality. Morality was also
defined through the traditional and
religious standards that structure
the way of life for many