When Charlotte Bronte wrote "Jane Eyre" in 1847, it became an immediate bestseller. It contained themes of which were previously rarely brought to light and of which many believed to be controversial, such as women's place in the Victorian society, of which Bronte lived in.
"Jane Eyre" was written in first person narrative. This technique immediately allows the reader to relate to and connect with the main character's emotions and experiences, and her isolation.
In this book, the author, Charlotte Bronte, has chosen to take an almost autobiographical approach to the plot. At many points in the novel, comparisons can be drawn between both Eyre and Bronte's life.
As well as all of the above in this essay, I will also be concentrating on how isolation effects Jane's out-look on life, her behaviour towards others and herself, the reasoning behind her separation, and particularly how Charlotte Bronte uses Jane to convey her ideas to her readers, by representing a meaning deeper than that of it's obvious definition. I will also be looking at Charlotte Bronte's clever utilisation of imagery, language and structure helps her do this.
The theme of isolation is continuous and recurring throughout the novel "Jane Eyre". I will primarily be studying the first chapters in the book, in which orphaned Jane is living with her wealthy Aunt Reed and cousins John, Georgiana and Eliza at Gateshead.
The first point in which Jane's endurance of isolation becomes apparent is when Bronte explains Jane's family situation.
Not only did Jane experience the death of her parents at a very young age, she also suffered the bereavement of her Uncle, who had taken her in, shortly after. Whilst on his deathbed, Jane's aunt had promised her husband she would bring up Jane as her own child, in their house, along with their three other