Work Diary Jane Eyre

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  • Topic: Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë, Jean Rhys
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Character #1: Jane Eyre
In the book, Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte, one of the main characters is named Jane Eyre. From what I read, my understanding of Jane Eyre is that she is a girl who is trying to find love. It`s not that she’s needy, but with every event that took place in the book, who can blame her? She’s parentless, miserable “I cry because I am miserable.” (Bronte 18), and the people whom she was placed with didn’t care for her much. Mrs. Reed didn’t allow Jane to socialize with her own children “Don’t talk to her John: I told you not to go near her: she is not worthy of notice. I do not choose that either you or your sisters should associate with her.” (Bronte 23), John Reed would abuse her, and others looked down upon her. One event that had occurred was when John Reed abuses her by throwing a book at her. This caused Jane’s patience to be at the edge. “Wicked and cruel boy!” (Bronte 7)

“And if anyone asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty” says Jane. (Bronte 34) After Mr. Brocklehurst had visited Gateshead, Jane couldn’t take Mrs. Reeds lies anymore. Before this, Mrs. Reed spoke to Mr. Brocklehurst about how deceitful and how bad Jane was. Here, Jane had the courage to stand up for herself. She’s able to be blunt with how she feels and she’s not afraid to tell everyone the truth about Mrs. Reed. But later on in the story, after she attends the all-girls school called Lowood, she changes slowly.

As she spends eight years at Lowood, she learns many things. Although at first, things didn’t work out. During her first couple of months there, it was hard for her to fit in. For one, Mr. Brocklehurst embarrassed her in front of all the girls. When a girl is put on top of a pedestal, and someone of high importance is speaking down upon them, of course they would be embarrassed. At Lowood, she learned that they were to be kept plain and...
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