Jane Eyre is an autobiography novel written by English novelist and poet Charlotte Bronte. Born on April 21, 1816, Charlotte was the eldest daughter of a Yorkshire clergyman. During Charlotte’s early life, she often published her work under a pseudonym “Currer Bell”, along with her sisters Emily and Anne. In 1847, she wrote Jane Eyre again under her pseudonym and later was revealed her identity of the author of it. On March 31, 1855, Charlotte died of pregnancy complications shortly after her marriage.
Jane Eyre: The leading protagonist and the title character of the story. She is an orphan badly treated by her aunt Mrs. Reed. During Jane’s whole childhood she lives without one bit of love or kindness, but she is still tough. She valued freedom and independence as the most important thing in life. Besides, she has a strong belief in Christian;
Mr. Reed: Jane’s uncle who adopted her after the death of her parents. He is a pretty kind man who cares a lot about Jane. Before he’s own dead, he makes his wife promise to take care of Jane and leaves Jane all his properties.
Mrs. Sarah Reed: Jane’s selfish aunt. When Jane is in her family, she always neglects and punishes her. Later, she sends Jane to Logwood School.
John Reed: Jane’s cousin. He is a guy who lives under his mother’s protection and often bullies Jane at home. Years later he is thought to have committed suicide.
Helen Burns: Jane’s best friend at Logwood School. She refuses to leave Jane alone when other classmates do so. She is a kind-hearted girl who believes in God and tells Jane not to spend time in nursing animosity. Unfortunately she later dies of illness at a very young age.
Edward Firefax Rochester: the owner of Thornfield Manor. He is the employer of Jane and considered to be a Byronic Hero in the novel. He is friendly to people and treats everyone in his house equally, including the servants. He has an unfortunate marriage 15