Granted, she plays no part in the political activism, but she does so much to ensure the quality of life of her sisters’ families. On the verge of insanity, she pulls herself together and says aloud to herself, “Courage! It was the first time she had used that word to herself and understood exactly what it meant” (Pg 199). At this moment, she finally realizes that her courage consisted of staying strong for herself and her family instead of selfishly running away. She no longer puts herself down for what she thought was cowardice in not joining her more active sisters in a fight for a greater cause.
Throughout Bronte’s “Jane Eyre,” the superstitious presence surrounding Jane represents her transformation from an insecure young girl to a strong, independent woman. Bronte showed us her development in each stage of her life through her use of superstition displayed in the locations where she lived. Although Jane lives most of her life in the adventurous, unknown world, she is given the choice to do what is expected and live a life of honor and plainness; however, she eventually realized that she could not live a life so plain because she couldn’t live without the adventure. At the beginning of the novel, the superstitious presence in the red room shows Jane’s insecurity about herself; the room itself gives a description of her personality through the room’s appearance. As she looks around the room, she recalls that “it was in this chamber he,” her uncle, “breathed his last” (19).
Anse decides that pouring cement all over Cash’s leg will help the break, smart huh?(*sarcasticly). He then mortgages everything he owns and sells Jewel’s special horse in order to buy a new team of mules. When the family rests for the night at Gillespie’s farm, Darl burns the barn down in order to try and cremate his own mother, but is unsuccessful. When the family finally arrives in Jefferson, Dewey Dell tries to get an abortion, but is instead forced into sex by a younger poor excuse of a man pretending to be a doctor. Then her father takes the money she needs to use to get a real abortion in order to buy himself a new set of teeth.
She grew up fast realizing that she didn’t have the emotions and love that a regular girl would have experienced at her age of fourteen. This age is a critical age where a teenager is confused about what their life will be like, the character experiences differently she is living reality with being the older person and have a huge responsibility in her life. When her Luna dies she even shows that the narrator was dedicated to her grandmother and she grew to love her even though no one ever
http://www.victorianweb.org/index.html The Women at English Literature Jane Eyre (by Charlotte Brontë) The role of Jane Eyre is an excellent example on the view and manners of women in the Victorian Period. She is resigned, but already have personal thoughts and pursues. She is a middle-class worker, with no actual family and no prospects, at the beginning, of improvement. But, because of her personality, she manages to transform her life in many ways. If she were a "kind" child, by the eyes of Mrs. Reed, she would never go to Lockwood school; she were able to grow up in terms of knowledge in the school, because she had the need of being liked by others and was strong enough to improve herself in many ways; she, by herself, took a chance when announcing to be a governess.
In a slight way with Jack as he makes sure she doesn’t have to go to juvie, but it’s truly shown on pages 258-259 when Vivian pays it forward to Molly and saves her. In this portion of the book Molly has been kicked out of the foster home she was in for the duration of the book. She doesn’t really have anywhere to go and if she went back into the system she would have to move and leave her life behind. Her boyfriend, her last year of high school in a familiar place, and many other things forcing her to start over, a difficult thing to do, especially at her age. Thankfully though Vivian comes through and gives Molly a room in her house.
The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college. Her actions she displays when she comes home for a visit are shocking to her family. It is almost as if Dee is using them for a show, rather than a visit that has been well overdue. It’s one thing to know what heritage is but another to understand what your heritage is. Mama was always one who could not say “no” to her daughter and she always tried to please her regardless if her daughter appreciated it or not.
Isabella Walters Mrs. Freeland English II 23 September 2011 The Epic Quest of Jenna Starfire Jenna Starfire never compared herself to teens her age. In fact, Jenna always knew she was different. She was adopted into a supportive, loving family that cared about her just as if she was their own. Jenna loved them very much yet, thought of her birth parents often. She only knew that her parents were not like most, she had a feeling they were much more than ordinary.
She grew up with her aunt – Mrs. Reed, along with her 3 cousins – John, Eliza, and Georgina. Jane never was shown any affection by any of the Reed family members; they all hated her. Eventually Jane expressed her need for love to Mrs. Reed, “You think that I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of kindness; but I cannot live so: and you have no pity” (Bronte 41). Jane was forced to be independent since she was a child. Her strength only grew as she was locked in the Red Room by her aunt.
Her mother on the other hand, means so much to her, she doesn't want her to be alone. She decides to desert her dream, she still lives with Grandma, much like a dependant child, yet she knows Grandma would suffer from great loneliness without her” (Bloom, Harold. “List of characters in Lost in Yonkers. p67-68). Bella’s guilt caused by her mother’s fear of loneliness has left her short of any male relations.