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'Jane Eyre' by Charlote Bronte is a classic victorian novel which explores many themes. Bronte cleaverly explores these themes by empasising the difference between how we feel about these themes and how people living in victorian society feel about them. The main themes that Bronte goes in to in much detail are: Religion, love, relationships, characters themselfs and my particular favourite, class. Being thourghly explored throghout the novel it becomes clear how strongly Charlote Bronte feels about victorian society as it appears that characters are delibratly introduced to criticise the victorian standard of living. Through these themes it also becomes clear that certain issues appear, gender roles, sexuality and the criticism of class and religion these issues make the novel interesting as the reader wants these issues to be overcome.
Jane the main character is shown as a yong child then woman. She is a poor and very polite young lady. However in the novel Bronte gives us an insight to Janes feelings which according to victorians should not exsist. Jane is passionate and through the first person narritive the novel is written in it is claer Jane wants to express herself. Being unable to do this for sevral years Jane decides to leave her place of work and search for a new life. Finding a position of a governess Jane takes the role of teaching a little girl who belongs to her master, Mr Rochester, a handsom wealthy man. After sevral months in this position Janes passionate side begins to grow and it becomes clear to the reader that Jane has fallen in love with her master. Bronte very harsly criticises how Jane feels by introducing a very clever settings such as at the beginning of the novel Mr Rochester falls of his horse or when lighning strikes. This shows how society would disapprove of two different classes being together.
I strongly suggest that you read this novel so many themes are discussed which relate to how different we live now from years ago. These themes empasise that how victorian classes lived should be criticed due to the harsh ending of the novel. Read the book to find out. Thank you !