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Jane Eyre

Book Talk
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Keifer Brunk

on 9 May 2013

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Transcript of Jane Eyre

Genres Setting Conflict Key Details About the Author Jane Eyre Jane narrates this novel so everything that happens you know exactly how she is feeling. If she doesn't like someone her actions may not show it, but her thoughts definitely do. Jane starts off telling her story from age ten and tells all about her adventures as she is growing up. She is bold and asserts her opinions most of the time. This makes her a very interesting character. Gothic The story takes place in the early 19th century and around five different places, but Jane stays in northern England throughout all of it. The setting is significant, because this is more of a story about Charlotte Bronte than most people know. Jane Eyre There is constant conflict throughout this novel. From the beginning to the end Jane is battling her self, her own aunt, her teachers, her master, and a man that desperately wants her affection. This book has so many details that cannot be told. Who wants to know what happens before they read it? I can tell you that Jane travels to many places in her life. It all starts at her Aunt Reeds house. Mrs. Reed is only taking care of Jane because Jane's blood uncle made his last wish that she would. Like the character Jane, Charlotte's mother died, and her and her sisters were shipped to a boarding school. She left school to be a governess. Unlike Jane though, she went through several homes in a very short period of time. Jane stayed at most of her homes at least a couple of months. After wards, her sisters, that did not die from fever at boarding school, and she founded a school and started publishing their writing for others to see. I liked this novel because it was interesting the whole time. It had a little bit of everything in it, so everyone can enjoy it. The one thing I will remember the most about the book was Jane standing up for herself. I would recommend this book because it relates to every one and it's very interesting. Go out and get this book because it is one of the very few classic books that you don't have to force yourself to finish reading. By: Charlotte Bronte Romance The Gothic part in Jane Eyre is when Bronte writes about the supernatural and horrific parts. For instance, many times Jane and the other characters talk about fiends (evil spirits or demons) and rooms being haunted. Every book has to have romance.The romance in the book is when Jane realizes she is in love with her master, but she knows she must not tell him. Bildungsroman This genre is a new one to me. It shows the character developing as he/she encounters problems throughout the novel. This is a big part of Jane Eyre as she moves from place to place trying to figure out who she is suppose to be and what she is suppose to do with her life. Her aunt sends her to Lowood, a type of boarding School. She is humiliated and punished by a mean man, Mr. Brocklehurst. She stays there until she is old enough to get a governess job in Thornfield. Here is where the story gets juicy. She falls in love. Not just with any person though, with her master. This is the love she cannot tell about. She lets her emotions get the best of her and tells her master, Mr. Rochester, that she loves him! They get engaged the night she tells him. Seems a little quick but we have to remember that we are in the early 19th century. It's not such a happy ending for the couple though. This is Where some of the supernatural stuff really starts meaning something. Jane has dreams that she feels is telling her not to marry Mr. Rochester. Rochester tells her to forget about it like any normal husband-to-be would. So, now its the wedding day. Are there any objections? Umm... Yeah! But not from me, from a stranger telling everyone that Rochester has been married for 15 years! The plot continues to thicken! His wife is Grace Pool, a lady who "worked" for Rochester. He insisted that he didn't think it mattered that he was married, because she is a wild, insane beast. Which we find out is true. Now what is Jane supposed to do? Mood and Theme Famous Works Villette
Emma
The Professor The mood of this book is a mixture of all moods. she is being serious throughout the whole book as shes telling her story, but the story itself has many moods. The themes in this book are love, religion, and social class. Archetypes

There are so many archetypes in this book, but there are two that are really noticeable. The reason they are noticeable is that they are in many other books and movies. The first would be the "vampire/demon" possessed Grace Pool(like in the first exorcism), and the other is the "star-crossed lovers" story between Jane and Rochester(like the story we all know too well, Romeo and Juliet). First Passage “No sight so sad as that of a naughty child," he began, "especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?"

"They go to hell," was my ready and orthodox answer.

"And what is hell? Can you tell me that?"

"A pit full of fire."

"And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?"

"No, sir."

"What must you do to avoid it?"

I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: "I must keep in good health and not die.” Second Passage This passage is important because this is how Jane got by in everything she did. She stood up for herself even against the mean Mr. Brocklehurst. “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you, - and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you!” This passage is important to me because I feel like it was the first time Rochester really felt love for Jane. He was always trying to make her mad, and that was how he flirted. To him, when she blew up like that she was finally comfortable enough to be herself. Other Publishing of Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (1996)(Movie)
Jane Eyre (2011)(Movie)
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