Jane’s Quest for Love and Acceptance
Charlotte Bronte’s, Jane Eyre, is an autobiography that focuses Jane Eyre’s past and her search in finding love and acceptance. The inception of Jane Eyre’s quest begins with her infancy and continues all throughout her adult life. She is presented with new obstacles as she ages all which test her vigorously. Her successes present themselves during her stays at Gateshead, Lowood, Thornfield, and lastly the Moor House. Jane experiences different types of triumphs throughout her quest that allow Jane to become a stronger person by the end of Bronte’s autobiography. In Jane’s quest for love and acceptance, she is rewarded with social success, love, and a sense of belonging.
Throughout Jane’s endeavors, an obstacle that Jane overcame and succeeded in was her social standing. Jane’s childhood began in a poor family; she was uneducated, rebellious and was looked down upon by Ms. Reed and her children. Eventually she was given the opportunity to go to Lowood and study, where at first even there she was also looked upon as a liar. Jane dealt with her troubles at Lowood, and eventually gained discipline and earned a good education. She learned skills that would allow her to provide of some service which managed to get her a job at Thornfield. During her stay she was supposed to marry Rochester, but something particular about the marriage bothered Jane. Jane thought that her social status was a big problem in the relationship; Rochester was a wealthy man and Jane was just somebody who worked for him. At last Jane discovered through the help of St. John that she had been left behind a lot of money by her uncle, which was a factor in her returning to Thornfield to find a crippled Rochester and marry him. Essentially Jane began from the bottom and managed to overcome the obstacles presented to her to reach status of a wealthy married woman. The education she received allowed Jane to venture out into the world, and the...
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