Jane Eyre's Character

Topics: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë Pages: 16 (5828 words) Published: March 1, 2011

Jane Eyre has been popular with readers all over the world since its publication in 1847. It was written by Charlotte Bronte, one of the most outstanding British writers in nineteenth century. The character of Jane Eyre attracts everybody of us and encourage lots of women to pursue the real love and keep the spirit of Jane Eyre . I am one of the beneficiary , so I chose this title as my thesis .

This thesis first introduced the author Charlotte Bronte, for they have many common grounds. Meanwhile, we can probably find out the society's situation through introduce the author at that time. Then analyzed Jane Eyre's concrete characters. Like Jane Eyre's Independent Spirit, and Jane Eyre's Pursuit of Self-respect and Self-dignity. Jane Eyre's Rebellious Character analyzed with emphasis. Finally I analyzed the significance of Jane Eyre’s characters and the limitation, which we can deeply experienced the great spirit of Jane Eyre and benefited more .

At last I want to borrow this chance to narrate the reason I chose this title . Lots of friends told me that this title was common and limited which will be difficult to express the novelty , but I still decide to write Jane Eyre’s character . The first reason is that this works is my favorite book , so I have enthusiasm to study it . Second reason , I have obtain lots of things from this book such as independence ,self-respect and so on . I hope lots of people can benefit from this book, so I chose this title to study my thesis . Chacter1 The Author and the Summary of Jane Eyre

1.1 The Author Charlotte Bronte

English writer noted for her novel Jane Eyre (1847), sister of Anne Bronte and Emily Bronte. The three sisters are almost as famous for their short, tragic lives as for their novels. In their works they described love more truthfully that was common in Victorian age England. In the past 40 years Charlotte Bronte's reputation has risen rapidly, and feminist criticism has done much to show that she was speaking up for oppressed women of every age.

“A little, plain, provincial, sickly-looking old maid”, is how George Lewes described Charlotte Bronte to George Eliot. She was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, in the north of England. Charlotte was the daughter of an Anglican clergyman who had moved with his family to Haworth amid the Yorkshire moors in 1820. After their mother and two eldest children died, Charlotte was left with her sisters Emily and Anne and brother Barnwell to the care of their father, and their strict, religious aunt, Elisabeth Barnwell. To escape their unhappy surroundings, the children listened stories about the often violent behavior of the country folk. When other children enjoyed playing outdoors, they created imaginary kingdoms, which were built around Barnwell's toy soldiers, and which inspired them to create continuing stories of fantasylands of Angrier and Gondal.

Charlotte attended Clergy Daughter's School in Lancashire in 1824. She returned home next year because of the harsh conditions. In 1831 she went to school at Roe Head, where she later worked as a teacher. However, she fell ill, suffered from melancholia, and gave up this post. Charlotte's attempts to earn her living as a governess were hindered by her disabling shyness, her ignorance of normal children, and her yearning to be with her sisters.

In 1842 Charlotte traveled to Brussels with Emily to learn French, German, and management. Her attempt to open a school failed in 1844. The collection of poems, Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell (1846), which she wrote with her sisters, sold only two copies. By this time the sisters had finished a novel; Charlotte's first, The Professor, never found a publisher in her lifetime, but Emily's Wuthering Heights and Anne's Agnes Grey were accepted by Thomas Newby in 1847 and published next year.

Undeterred by her own rejection, Charlotte began Jane Eyre, which appeared in 1847, and became an...
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