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Jane Eyre

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Christa Overbeck

on 29 January 2013

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Transcript of Jane Eyre

J.M.W. Turner "Snowstorm" c. 1842 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Bilsdungroman: a novel recounting
the protagonist's pyschological
development from youth to maturity;
typically concludes as the protagonist
finds his/her place in the world. Jane Eyre was written in 1848
during the Romantic period. The period's
interest in the individual and more direct
emotional experiences are both present in
the novel. (It also utilizes certain elements of
the Gothic, particuarly to enhance the mood
of certain settings.) Charlotte Bronte & her sisters Emily and Anne were all writer.
Jane Eyre was published under the nom-de-plum, Currier Bell,
to hide that it was written by a woman. Byronic Hero: Named for the British poet Lord
Byron, the Byronic hero "does not posess "heroic
virtue" in the susal sense; instead, he has many
dark qualities. With regard to his intellectual capacity,
self-respect, and hypersensitivity, the Byronic hero
is "larger than life," and "with the loss of his titanic passions,
his pride, and his certainy of self-identity, he loses also
his status as a traditional hero" (Thorslev quoted in
University of Michigan).

Rochester, whom we meet at Thornfield Hall, is a classic
example of a Byronic hero. William Blake: Songs of

The Blossom

Merry, Merry Sparrow!
Under leaves so green
A happy Blossom
Sees you swift as arrow
Seek your cradle narrow
Near my Bosom.

Pretty, Pretty Robin!
Under leaves so green
A happy Blossom
Hears you sobbing, sobbing,
Pretty, Pretty Robin,
Near my Bosom.


The Sick Rose

O Rose, thou art sick!
The invisible worm
That flies in the night,
In the howling storm,

Has found out thy bed
Of crimson joy,
And his dark secret love
Does thy life destroy. Close Reading Chapter I First Paragraph: "There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. We had been wandering, indeed in the leafless shubbery an hour in the morning; but since dinner (Mrs. Reed, when there was no company, dined early_ the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sobre, and a rain so penetrating, that futher outdoor exercise was now out of the question." Narration & Point of View? Jane The Reeds:
Aunt Reed
Georgianna Allusion:
Berwick's Birds
History of Rome Fun with Diction: How does detail create a character?

John Reed was a schoolboy of fourteen years old; four years older than I, for I was but ten: large and stout for his age, with a dingy and unwholesome skin; thick lineaments in a spacious visage, heavy limbs and large extremities. He gorged himself habitually at table, which made him bilious, and gave him a dim and bleared eye and flabby cheeks. He ought now to have been at school; but his mama had taken him home for a month or two, "on account of his delicate health." Mr. Miles, the master, affirmed that he would do very well if he had fewer cakes and sweetmeats sent him from home; but the mother's heart turned from an opinion so harsh, and inclined rather to the more refined idea that John's sallowness was owing to over-application and, perhaps, to pining after home (Chapter I). 5 Major Sections to the Novel:
Chapters I-IV Gateshead
Chapters V-X Lowood
Chapters XI-XXVII Thornfield Hall
Chapters XXVIII-
XXXVII Moor House
Chapters XXXVIII-
End Ferndean
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