Jane Eyre; a Voice Of Strong Opinions

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Jane Eyre voices strong opinions on; women’s rights, class and property, religious sincerity, love and justice. Brontë’s scrutiny of these topics relates flaws in each, despite the appearances of some. The novel is subtly humiliating towards males, displaying them a insincere. These flaws are demonstrated through…; consistent character action, The narration from a woman’s point of view establishes a strong voice for women rights, or lack thereof. At the commencement of the novel, Jane’s character is “… a picture of passion!” (pg7, Jane Eyre), when she rebels against harsh treatment at the hands of her cousin John. As punishment she is forced to endure a night in the boudoir where her uncle Reed died nine years earlier. It is interesting to note that Bertha Mason is treated the same way for nearly the same reasons; circumstances force both Mrs. Reed and Mr. Rochester to take responsibility for their charges, “a promise of Mrs. Reed that she would rear and maintain me as one of her own… Mrs. Reed probably considered she had kept this promise … bound by a hard-wrung pledge …” (pg14-15, Jane Eyre). Mr. Mason likewise, entreats Rochester; “… let her be treated as tenderly as may be;’ … ‘I do my best; and have done it and will do it, …”(pg301, Jane Eyre) and Rochester adheres to this. When Rochester’s tells his tale (pg429-437), Jane’s narration portrays him as beastly, blaming his situation, on the unfortunate, lunatic Bertha, when the union was concocted by Rochester’s father. Religious sincerity is a constant presence within Jane Eyre, Brontë examines corruption, authenticity and the threat of religious beliefs. “My Uncle Reed is in heaven, and can see all you and think; …” (pg31, Jane Eyre) this comment by Jane is a threat to Mrs. Reed that on the monumental Day of Judgement, she will be condemned for her harsh treatment of Jane. The character Mr

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