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Jane Eyre Presentation
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• The name Jane Eyre foreshadows what the book and who the character is about.
•Eyre – similar to Air. (On page 171 –Nook Version- Rochester makes a reference to Jane Eyre having fairy-like qualitieso“Tell me now, fairy as you are – can’t you give me a charm, or a philter, or something of the sort to make me a handsome man?”
oThis last name of Eyre might foreshadow her allure. She puts on the façade of “Plane Jane” but deep down, she is far from a common individual.
oEyre – might also foreshadow her love of reading. Having her head up in the clouds. Showing that she is a dreamer.
•None the less, the title for the book is meant to foreshadow the story as a whole. *Charlotte Bronte was born on April 21, 1916 in Yorkshire England.
*Her father was an Anglican preacher and she was also partially raised by her aunt because her mother had died as well as two of her oldest siblings.
*She and her two sisters attended Clergy Daughter’s School.
*She worked as a teacher and a governess but then returned home.
*Jane Eyre was published in 1847.
*She also wrote Shirley in 1848 and Vilette in 1853.
*Charlotte got married to Arthur Bell Nicholls in 1854.
*She died one year later in 1855. Jane Eyre was written in 1847 during the Victorian Era and is about the same era during the mid 1800's.
This time period goes along with Charlotte Bronte's autobiographical aspects in the novel.
The Victorian style of writing effected the theme and genre of Jane Eyre especially even though the Bronte sisters all wrote in this style. Jane was an orphan who lived with her Aunt Reed in her early years whom she felt hated by along with her three cousins.
She went to Lowood Institute where she met Helen Burns.
Throughout the novel Jane is trying to find herself and a place to belong.
She is passionate, smart, and looking for love. •Helen was one of Jane Eyre’s only friends while at the Lowood Institute
•Helen was extremely pious and loyal to her belief in Christianity•She personified the Bible’s New Testament teachings
•She teaches Jane to trust Christianity, and dies of tuberculosis in Jane's arms.
•Elizabeth Gaskell, in her biography of the Brontë sisters, wrote that Helen Burns was 'an exact transcript' of Maria Brontë, who died of tuberculosis at age 11.
And if Charlotte Brontë's little sister is compared to Helen Burns, does Jane Eyre personify Charlotte Brontë?? Is Jane Eyre how Charlotte Brontë views herself? Starts in Gateshead
Sent to school at Lowood
Meets Helen Burns
Becomes a teacher at Lowood
Applies to become a governess
Gets a job at Thornfield
Governess to Adele Varens
Meets Mr. Rochester
Falls in love with him *Rochester pretended to fall in love with Blanche Ingram
* He then tells Jane that he really loves her.
* He proposes.
* They are about to get married when it is revealed that Mr. Rochester is already married.
* She wanders on the Moors.
* Finds herself at St. John, Diana, and Mary's house, Jane's cousins.
*St. John proposes to her to become his wife and fellow missionary in India. She declines.
*Jane returns to Mr. Rochester. Jane Eyre Sources Cited http://www.shmoop.com Analyze the Novel Major Themes Overall Message Historical/Societal/Educational Significance This is an extra circle. If you two do not need to use it for extra information just delete it and put the sources cited circle here instead if you know how. •God and Christianity
•Mr. Brocklehurst and St. John Rivers
•Brocklehurst – Helen Burns contrast
oMr. Rochester’s spiritual journey
oLowood InstituteoThornfield Hall
oBack to Thornfield Hall, yay!
•Finding Love, Being Loved
oMr. Rochester http://en.wikipedia.org ATTENTION by Charlotte Brontë Significance... Charlotte Bronte uses Jane to represent everything she was. She struggled to find a balance between freedom and love. Jane's strong personality was also an outlet for Charlotte to tell her "radical" opinions about touchy topics from that time. *His full name is Edward Fairfax Rochester.
*Owner of Thornfield Hall.
*Married Bertha Mason who has gone crazy and is now locked up into an upper room at Thornfield Hall.
*Has a child with his mistress Celine Varens. The child, Adele Varens, is the child Jane Eyre looks after.
*He is supposed to marry Blanche Ingram.
*He falls in love with Jane Eyre.
*At the end of the book he is blinded and one hand is amputated because he tried to save people from the burning house and a large beam of wood fell on him.
* Jane's lover
* Represents a man who likes a woman out from society's norm for a suitable wife. * Victorian Age
*Women's role and status to be wives and no need of an education.
* Jane Eyre went against the social norms.
*Bronte subtley presented these ideas. http://www.victorianweb.org http://www.litcharts.com/lit/janeeyre/backgroundinfo http://www.biography.com/people/charlotte-bront%C3%AB-11919959 Love, freedom, and family
Questioning traditional roles
Social and political Issues