Jane Eyre –By Charlotte BrontË Essay

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JANE EYRE –BY CHARLOTTE BRONTË Self Reflection /World Connection Personal response to the novel – According to me the author of the novel, Charlotte Brontë has articulated herself to the fullest. She has described the plot, theme, and the setting in such a good way that it is very easy for the reader to create a picture in his mind. In my opinion the themes that provoked my interest mainly are –Confidence and Independence, Morality, Social Class, Atonement and Forgiveness, and of course Love and Passion .Throughout the book Jane Eyre demands to be treated as an independent human being, a person with her own needs and talents. The story is not only a love story; but recognition of the individual’s worth. Jane refuses to become Rochester's wife because of her "impassioned self-respect and moral conviction." She also rejects John River’s purity as much as Rochester's liberty. Instead, she works out a morality expressed in love, independence, and forgiveness. In terms of social class Jane herself speaks out against class prejudice at certain moments in the book, for e.g. “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!—I have as much soul as you—and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you” .Jane Eyre has also forgiven many people during the story . Most importantly she forgives her cruel aunt and loves her husband, but never surrenders her independence to him, even after they are married. The most important theme of the novel is love and passion. Jane is in constant search for romantic love and friendship. Jane looks for, not just romantic love, but also for a sense of belonging and value. On the whole I found Jane Eyre a written version like a typical bollywood film, in which the

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