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Jane Eyre Religion
Transcript of Jane Eyre Religion
Manor How religion is introduced and plays an important role at different stages of Jane's life Jane Eyre Alice Hsieh
IBSL English B3 Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. Author's Preface, Charlotte Bronte Gateshead Punishment
" God will punish her." (p.10) Young Jane Lowood Mr. Brocklehurst Forgiveness
" Love your enemies; bless them that curse you; do good to them that hate you and despitefully use you.'' (p.49) Helen Burns Thornfield Role of solace and comfort
" One idea only still throbbed life-like within me- a remembrance of God." (p.253) Marriage with Rochester Moor House Jane prayed for Mr. Rochester
" I had risen to my knees to pray for Mr. Rochester...Mr. Rochester was safe: he was God's, and by God would he be guarded." Encountering a new environment St. John's proposal Depicts a hypocritical and cruel form of Christianity
"You are aware that my plan in bringing up these girls is, not to accustom them to habits of luxury and indulgence, but to render them hardy, patient, self-denying." (p.53) Reliance
" I believe in God. Let me try to wait His will in silence." (p.286) Humiliation
" Teachers, you must watch her: keep your eyes on her movements, weigh well her words, scrutinise her actions, punish her body to save her soul." (p.56) Death
" We all must die one day, and the illness which is removing me is not painful; it is gentle and gradual: my mind is at rest." (p.69)
"By dying young, I shall escape great sufferings." (p.69)
" I believe: I have faith: I am going to God." (p.69) Protection
" Do as I do, trust in God and yourself. Believe in heaven. Hope to meet again there." (p.270)
"God keep you from harm and wrong-direct you, solace you-reward you well for your past kindness to me." (p.272) Judgement
"Well Jane are you a good child?" "Do you read your Bible?"
"Sometimes." (p.27) Believes in hell
"Do you know where the wicked go after death?"
"They go to hell." (p.26) God help me! p.259 St.John appeared to help Jane " All men must die, but all are not condemned to meet a lingering and premature doom, such as yours would be if you perished here of want." (p286) ''[Hell] is a pit full of fire." p. 27 Encouragement
" God has given us, in a measure, the power to make our own fate." (p.308)
"God and nature intended you for a missionary's wife." (p.343) Jane's decision Trust
"I know my Leader: that He is just as well as mighty." (p.343) Persuasion
"Do not forget that if you reject it, it is not me you deny, but God. Through my means, He opens to you a noble career; as my wife only can you enter upon it." (p.348) Making a decision
" Were I but convinced that it is God's will I should marry you." (p.357) Seek God and heaven for guidance Show me, show me the path! p.357 Calling from Mr. Rochester "I mounted to my chamber; locked myself in; fell on my knees; and prayed in my way- a different way to St. John's, but effective in its own fashion." (p.358) Rochester's changes Ferndean Manor Remorse
"I did wrong: I would have sullied my innocent flower-breathed guilt on its purity: the Omnipotent snatched it from me." (p.380) Turn to God
" I began to see and acknowledge the hand of God in my doom. I began to experience remorse, repentance; the wish for reconcilement to my Maker. I began sometimes to pray: very brief prayers they were, but very sincere." (p.380) Connection
"Jane! You think me, I daresay, an irreligious dog: but my heart swells with gratitude to the beneficent God of this earth just now." (p.380) Happiness p. 382 Reader, I married him. Correct moral
"He hopes I am happy, and trusts I am not of those who live without God in the world, and only mind earthly things." (p. 383) Happiness
"I hold myself supremely blest-blest beyond what langauge can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine." (p. 384) St. John's sure rewards Believes in heaven
"He anticipated his sure reward, his incorruptible crown." (p.385)
"I know that a stranger's hand will write to me next, to say that the good and faithful servant has been called at length into the joy of his Lord." (p.385) "And Psalms? I hope you like them?"
"Psalms are not interesting."
"That proves you have a wicked heart; and you must pray to God to change it: to give you a new and clean one." p.27 "Mr. Brocklehurst is not a god: nor is he even a great and admired man." (Helen, p.58) Disapproval to Mr. Brocklehurst
"Where is God? Where is God?" (p,69)
"Where is that region? Does it exist?" (p.69) Doubtful towards Helen's beliefs I mounted in to my chamber; locked myself in; fell on my knees; and prayed in my way- a different way to St. John's, but effective in its own fashion." (p.358) The End! Fire. N.d. Photograph. GoogleWeb. 10 Oct 2012. <http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZC_kKof4Ayk/Tx9GWKWph6I/AAAAAAAAEwE/tzACGzfUhXw/s1600/fire.jpg>. Bibliography Elizabeth Rigby