Sunday, June 12, 2011

Del Rio-Research

Jane Eyre- Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre is a famous and influential novel by English writer Charlotte BrontëThe novel merges elements of three distinct genres. It has the form of a Bildungsroman, a story about a child's maturation, focusing on the emotions and experiences that accompany growth to adulthood. The novel also contains much social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, and finally has the brooding and moody quality and a Byronic character typical of Gothic fiction. This novel was thought to be ahead of it's time because of the strong female lead and is considered one of the first feminist novels. 
The actual plot of the story revolves around Jane an orphan who was brought up by her evil aunt till she was 10 then was sent to a girls school called Lowood in which the head caregiver was cruel.  She gained one friend named Helen Burns but she dies from the poor conditions at the school.  After 8 years at Lowood (which do get better after a few years) Jane gets a job as a governess for Mr. Rochester's ward and she beings to finally feel like she has a real life, and falls in love with Mr. Rochester and he with her (after a few rocky moments through out their relationship) only to find out that he has a dark secret that will not allow them to be together.  She flees where she meets a pair of sisters and their brother who take her in and help her get a job. After a year after she flees she from her love for Mr. Rochester she finds out that the pair of sisters and brother are her cousin and she was left a fortune by her late uncle which her aunt had hid from her.  She shares her fortune with her family that she is more then happy to find out that she has and returns to Mr. Rochester and finds that he has been in a accident that has left him scarred on half his face from burns and that he has lost his sight.  She does not care and they are finally able to be together.  (Happy note- he regains his sight enough to see his first born son)  

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