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Jane Eyre

An English presentation show casing the themes, character devlopment and archetypes within Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
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Harpreet Grewal

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Transcript of Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Themes
Character Devlopment
Archetypes Themes Archetypes Character Devlopment Family Jane Eyre Orphan
Scapegoat
Student
Victim Edward Rochester Maria Temple Mentor
Mother figure Starcrossed lover Mrs Sarah Reed Evil Stepmother Bessier Lee Mother Figure John ReeD
Miss Scratcherd
Mr Brocklehurst Bully St John Rivers Rescuer Adele Verns Child
Orphan Relationships Society Women's ROles Beauty. ove "I am not deceItful: if I were, I should say I loved you; but I declare I do not love you..." (Bronte 28)
"...I must dislike those who whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me... It is as natural as that I should love those who show me affections, or submit to punishment when I feel it is deserved" (Bronte 48).
"...if others don`t love me I would rather die than live..." (Bronte 58)
"I had not intended to love him...he made me love him without looking at me" (Bronte 154). "Glad was I to get him out of the silk warehouse, and then out of a jeweller`s shop: the more he bought me, the more my cheek burned with a sense of annoyance and degradation" (Bronte 240).
"Go to your room and put on your bonnet...I mean you to accompany me to Millcote this morning..." (Bronte 235)
"Mr Rochester obliged me to go to a certain silk warehouse: there I was ordered to choose half a dozen dresses. I hated the business, I begged leave to defer it: no-..." (Bronte 239)
"I will be your neighbour, your nurse, your housekeeper. I find you lonely: I will be your companion - to read to you, to walk to you, to sit with you, to wait on you, to be eyes and hands to you. Cease to look so melancholy, my dear master; you shall not be left desolate, so long as I live" (Bronte 392).
"Janet: you are young - you must marry one day" (Bronte 393) "But John Reed knocked me down, and my aunt shut me up in the red room" (Bronte 16).
"No, I should not like to belong to poor people" (Bronte 17)
"You madam... are cleared from all blame: your uncle will be glad to hear it - if, indeed, he should be still living..." (Bronte 26).
"Not you. You told Mr BrocklehurSt I had bad character, a decEitful disposition; and I`ll let everybody at Lowood know what you are, and what you have done" (Bronte 29).
"My father and my brother Rowland knew all this; but they thought only of the thirty thousand pounds, and joined in the plot against me" (Bronte 274)
"It seemed I had found a brother: one I could be proud of, - one I could love; and two sisters, whose qualities were such, that, when I knew them as mere strangers, they had inspired me with genuine affection and admiration" (Bronte 345).
"Write to Diana and Mary tomorrow... tell them to come home directly. Diana said they would both consider themselves rich with a thousand pounds, so with five thousand they will do very well" (Bronte 347).
Mother, daughter
Siblings
Romantic relations
Need for acceptance
Being orphaned
"What shocking conduct, Miss Eyre, to strike a young gentleman, your benefactress`s son! Your young master" (Bronte 4).
"Say, 'What do you want Master Reed?'" (Bronte 3)
"You have no business to take our books; you are a dependant, mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not live here with gentlemen`s children like us, and eat the same meals we do, and wear clothes at our mama`s expense. Now I`ll teach you to rummage my bookshelves: for they are mine; all the house belongs to me, or will do in a few years. Go and stand by the door; out of the way of the mirrors and the windows" (Bronte 4).
"You ought to be aware, Miss, that you are under obligations to Mrs Reed..." (Bronte 6)
"And you ought not to think yourself on an equality with the Misses Reed and Master Reed, because Missis kindly allows you to be brought up with them. They will have a great deal of money, and you will have none: it is your place to be humble, and try to make yourself agreeable to them." (Bronte 6)
"...if she were a nice, pretty child, one might compassionate her forlornness; but one really cannot care for such a little toad as that" (Bronte 18)
"'Not a great deal, to be sure, agreed Bessie: at any rate, a beauty like Miss Georgianna would be more moving in the same condition' ... 'Yes I dote on Miss Georgianna!' Cried the fervent Abbot. 'Little darling! - with her long curls and her blue eyes, and such a sweet colour as she has; just as if she were painted!'" (Bronte 19)
"Most true is that 'beauty is in the eye of the gazer.' My master`s colourless, olive face, square, massive brow, broad and jetty eyebrows, deep eyes, strong features, firm, grim mouth, - all energy, decision, will, - were not beautiful according to rule; but they were more than beautiful to me..." (Bronte 154).
"And was Mr Rochester now ugly in my eyes? No, reader: gratitude, and many associations, all pleasurable and genial, made his face the object I best liked to see; his presence in a room was more cheering than the brightest fire. Yet I had not forgotten his faults; indeed, I could not, for he brought them frequently before me. He was proud, sardonic, harsh to the inferiority of every description: in my secret should I knew that was his greatest kindness to me was balanced by unjust severity to many other. He was moody too; unaccountable so... but I believed that his moodiness, his harshness, and his former faults of morality..." (Bronte 129-130).


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governess-nineteenth-century-literature>.
Edward Rochester Jane Eyre Sarah Reed Change in social status
Slowly starts disregarding oppressive culture
Economic status changes
Discovery of family
Marriage
Children
Cruel
Abusive asks for forgiveness
Dies after economic change and children ruin themselves
John Reed Adele St John Diana. Eliza Reed THE END.
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