Helen Burns, Jane's friend who blindly obeys rules of Lowood and its version of Christianity is actually a victim of the system, an innocent individual incapable and unwilling to oppose to rules, is a representative of entire social class. Reed took Jane in when her parents died and intended to raise her with love and kindness. . In chapter 4, Jane defies Mrs. Brocklehurst The stingy manager of Lowood. After the marriage ceremony is broken off, Mr.
Rochester is a kindred spirit to Jane and feels a sort of emotional peace when he is in her presence. An orphan since early childhood, Jane feels exiled and ostracized at the beginning of the novel, and the cruel treatment she receives from her Aunt Reed and her cousins only exacerbates her feeling of alienation. Hannah Rivers The elderly servant at Moor House. Pip awakens to a new world and those he once loved are no longer good enough for Pip. Meanwhile, he traveled around Europe for ten years trying to forget Bertha and keeping various mistresses.
He keeps his wife locked up in his attic! The Rivers siblings — Diana, Mary, and St. Her elder sister Eliza foils Georgiana's marriage to the wealthy Lord Edwin Vere, when the couple are about to elope. When Mason arrives at Thornefield no one seems to know who he is and why he is there. She ends up at this little house, and she stops there to see if they would put her up for the night. It is only after Mr. Rochester strikes Jane as brooding and cruel, but as the two grow closer to one another, she and her employer begin to fall in love.
When Jane runs away from Thornfield she comes across St. In Pip's case it was love and money, and in Jane's case, she was simply trying to survive and find true love. Although he has traveled to India to fulfill his Christian duty, Bronte still gives the impression that St. Reed and her daughters, Georgiana and Eliza, that they are the ones who are deceitful, and that she will tell everyone at Lowood how cruelly the Reeds treated her. Reed states many degrading and derogatory phrases aimed at producing an unfavorable image of Jane without giving Jane a chance to demonstrate who she is. She dies from consumption, and is very calm about dying. She lives and works in the attic.
John is handsome, Jane does not find him attractive, as he is as cold as marble and emotionally dead. The sequence in which Mr. Townsend Back at Thornfield, Jane broods over Mr. Hannah initially refuses to allow Jane to enter the house because she believes that Jane is a lower-class beggar. The only thing that the employees really know is that Grace gets paid double their wages and that it is a possibility that she is insane. Jane and Rochester find that they can have interesting and in-depth conversations, and both fall steadily in love with each other. Suffers from hereditary insanity and turns mad after marrying Mr.
When Jane is talking about the room, she mentions a hidden drawer in the room. Jane gets into bed with Helen; the next morning, Helen has died. Reed, and cousin to Jane. She has no experience to base her answer on; thus, indicating her ignorance. He took part in tricking Mr.
Work with these flashcards to identify significant characters, articulate their roles in the plot of the story, and recognize important settings from Jane Eyre's life. Bertha occasionally escapes from her prison and wreaks havoc in the house; her last outburst involves setting fire to Thornfield and leaping to her own death. Prior to becoming a gentleman, Pip is unable to make open observations of Miss Havisham, due to his and Mrs. This article's plot summary may be. She has a hasty temper and indifferent ides of principle or justice; I agree with this statement as she used to get very angry when Jane said anything rude to Mrs. Rochester and offers to take care of him as his nurse or housekeeper.
Mason informs the priest of the resistance of Bertha, Mr. Only after she has attained the financial independence and self-esteem to maintain a marriage of equality does Jane allow herself to marry Mr. Rochester can change, with the help of Jane, and be the perfect husband. 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. Thus, Pip begins his life as a simple, low class individual, lacking any type of superior future status.
Rochester has a group of guests over to Thornfield, and they treat Jane as a servant, especially Blanche Ingram, whom Rochester is expected to marry. Pip faces constant difficulty with controlling his emotions. Jane would have gotten suspicious and using a device invented by one Alexander G. She learns that Bertha has done the same thing as before, and this time achieved her goal. She allows Jane the opportunity to explain herself rather than frightening her with stories of burning in hell, as told by Brocklehurst.
Rochester has a mad wife living in the attic and flees the situation to preserve her self worth. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. She was pretty too, if my recollections of her face and person are correct. John tells Jane that her uncle has died and left her everything. Growing up during the same time period, each author incorporated elements of the Victorian Society into these novels. The following day when Jane is receiving a full tour of Thornefield, Mrs. John's presence relentlessly reminds her of the infrequency of true love.