Jane Eyre Essay

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Society’s Placement For Children Essay When you hear a cry, sigh or even a tantrum from a young child your first reaction is not to isolate nor punish them, especially when they are not at fault, though in Jane Eyre that was a different story all together. In Jane Eyre it showed multiple angles on how society at Gateshead and Lowood had a specific placement for children in which was accepted. In the begging of Jane Eyre it is clearly shown that the child’s appearance is an important part of a child’s upbringing to receive higher social hierarchy. The more beautiful you are people tend to go out of their way to acknowledge you and except you in society, Jane Eyre saw this and made also the conclusion that the more beautiful you are the more things you could get away with in life. She made this connection when she got to know the beautiful Georgiana it was stated that; “Her beauty, her pink cheeks and golden curls, seemed to give delight to all who looked at her, and to purchase indemnity for every fault.” (15) Charlotte Bronte is captivating you to reread this quote because it’s almost as if you can feel Jane’s somewhat sense of longing/loathing to have the characteristics Georgiana has. You then understand more and more that having the characteristics of beauty you are more likely to be accepted in society and to have the easier way through life because Georgiana was perceived as the perfect fairy tale princess, while Jane is shown as the opposite/outcast. Jane is different from the rest of her ’family’, yes she is an orphan though there is something more, she barely ever fell into the right place society wanted for her. Since Jane didn’t have the right looks and was isolated from everyone at Gateshead (“if she were a nice, pretty child, one might compassionate her forlornness; but one really cannot care for such a little toad as that”) (26) she had to be

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