John, it transpires, has died. She lives locked in a secret room on the third story of Thornfield and is guarded by Grace Poole, whose occasional bouts of inebriation sometimes enable Bertha to escape. A religious traditionalist, he advocates for his charges the most harsh, plain, and disciplined possible lifestyle, but not, hypocritically, for himself and his own family. Jane feels meager comfort in the song's message because she longs to find happiness on earth. For example, there are frequent interjections by the older Jane, explaining or apologizing for her feelings. Financially poor but intellectually curious, the sisters are deeply engrossed in reading the evening Jane appears at their door. Rochester retreats after the fire at Thornfield: there are similarities between the owner of Ferndean, Mr.
Reed, asked his wife to raise Jane as one of their own, Mrs. She also values intellectual and emotional fulfillment. A servant named Bessie provides Jane with some of the few kindnesses she receives, telling her stories and singing songs to her. She accidentally leaves her bundle of possessions on the coach and is forced to sleep on the moor. John Reed Jane's nasty and spoiled cousin, responsible for Jane's banishment to the red-room. Georgiana is still self-indulgent and self-satisfied.
By novel's end she has become a powerful, independent woman, blissfully married to the man she loves, Rochester. Because he was always fond of Jane and her mother his sister , Uncle Reed made his wife promise that she would raise Jane as her own child. Then she looks in the mirror, and the room looks even weirder in the mirror, especially because her reflection looks sort of like a ghost. She helps clear Jane of Mr. Charlotte Brontë's Novels: The Accents of Persuasion. First edition: Jane Eyre Since Jane Eyre is written as though it were an autobiography though it is really a work of fiction , the reader sees the Reeds through Jane's eyes, first as she looks back on her childhood, then later on her experiences as an adult. Reed is still bitter against Jane.
They even claim that God will strike her down if she keeps having tantrums, and then they leave and lock her in. Jane initially accepts going to India but rejects the marriage proposal, suggesting they travel as brother and sister. Jane immediately hurries back to Thornfield and finds that it has been burned to the ground by Bertha Mason, who lost her life in the fire. However, one midsummer evening, Rochester baits Jane by saying how much he will miss her after getting married and how she will soon forget him. Reed send her away to school. Even though Jane Eyre reflected the personality of a governess, she got some characteristics that made her a special one.
The minister at Morton, St. Reed dies, Georgiana marries a wealthy man. Jane then returns to Thornfield to find only blackened ruins. A governess had to share places with the servants but also hey could attend some family parties in which the other servants could not. The sequence in which Mr.
Orphaned as a baby, Jane struggles through her nearly loveless childhood and becomes governess at Thornfield Hall. The sisters leave for governess jobs, and St. Jane was a strong woman, with clear convictions and independent. Her friend and confidante, Miss Temple, also leaves after getting married. Rochester, to go and see her at the school where he had placed her.
Georgiana attempts to elope with a man named Lord Edwin Vere, but her sister, Eliza, alerts Mrs. Reed's resentment leads her to abuse and neglect the girl. The epidemic also results in the departure of Mr. Jane sees that Blanche and Mr. Adèle and Jane develop a strong liking for one another, and although Mr. Summary: Chapter 18 The guests stay at Thornfield for several days. Her elder sister Eliza foils Georgiana's marriage to the wealthy Lord Edwin Vere, when the couple are about to elope.
John decides to travel to India as a missionary, and he urges Jane to accompany him—as his wife. Blanche Ingram goes first, and when she returns from her talk with the gypsy woman she looks keenly disappointed. She is ten at the beginning of the novel, and nineteen or twenty at the end of the main narrative. Later, back at Thornfield, she learns that this man is Edward Rochester, master of the house. She refuses to hate those who abuse her, trusts in God, and prays for peace one day in heaven.