Jane Eyre


Charlotte Bronte 407 pages A. Setting: England, Early 1800s B. Point of View: First person C. , the main character, is sent out of the drawing room by her Aunt, Mrs. Reed (Jane’s parents had died while she was very young and her Uncle took her in. After he died Mrs. Reed kept Jane although she despised her.). Jane then retires to the library, where she hid by the window-sill, behind the curtain. A few minutes later her cousins John, Eliza, and Geneva come in. While Eliza and Geneva watch, John orders Jane to show herself. As she does, he taunts and insults her before taking the book away saying that since his father died everything in the house belonged to him. John threw the book at her ...

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Jane is extremely independent, for instance when she walked all the way to town to mail her letter. She is also very cynical like when Mr. Rochester asks if she expects a present from him and she replies that she has done nothing to deserve a present. Mr. Rochester is the other main character of this story. He also is wanting happiness, but mostly he just wants peace. He is brash and blunt, not really caring about people’s feelings. E. After Jane attends school at Lowood 6 years then teaches 2 additional years she becomes tired of it and places an ad for a governess position in the local newspaper. The ad is answered and Jane packs her things and heads off. Jane doesn’t meet the man she works for until one night when she is taking a letter into town to mail. Mr. Rochester’s horse gets spooked and they take a fall on the ice. Mr. Rochester sprained his ankle but his horse is fine. when he is talking to Jane he learns that she is the new governess at Thornfield, his house, ...

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