Jane Eyre

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After reading pages 320–353 in Writer’s Choice, complete your proposed research topic, a thesis statement, a rough outline, and a polished working copy of your Works Cited page. Proofread your work, and have someone else edit it for clarity and to eliminate errors. Then, review your composition with the checklist below to determine your strengths and weaknesses, and set a goal to improve as a writer.

Research Paper
Jane Eyre
Topic: the views of love in the novel
Thesis statement: must be arguable—in other words, you will take a stance on a topic and prove or justify your position Rough outline that details your topic

Works Cited page

Pointers the beginning of the research draft –

Topic: the views of love in the novel

Jane Eyre


Jane falls in love with her new employer, Mr. Rochester, but can’t act on her feelings because they are separated by rank and fortune.

Despite the side-conflicts between Jane and Mr. Brocklehurst or Jane and Mrs. Reed, the real conflict here is between Jane and the world – Jane and circumstances. She’s separated from Rochester by money and status, but also by logistics, awkward situations, Rochester’s own teasing, and lots more.


The revelation that Mr. Rochester’s wife is alive, living in the attic, and homicidal – and that he’s legally prevented from divorcing her because she’s been diagnosed as insane – seems like it will sunder Jane and Rochester forever.


Jane runs away from Thornfield so that she won’t be tempted to live in sin with Rochester.


Jane considers going to India with St. John Rivers to do missionary work.


Jane mysteriously hears Mr. Rochester’s voice from miles away and feels called back to him.


Jane and Rochester get married and live happily ever after (even though Rochester is minus one eye and one hand).
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