“Jane Eyre” character analysis Jane Eyre – is an orphan girl who throughout her childhood faces cruelty, humiliation and isolation. She is not really needed by anyone and is very afraid not “to belong” to a place but be true to her principles and sense of dignity. Jane is searching for justice and only her faith helps her to overcome all the obstacles in her life. Jane becomes independent first from Mrs. Reed, then from Lowood School, then from Rochester not agreeing to be his mistress and not his wife and frees herself from marrying her cousin.
The importance of equality in Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre”. As Jane is pure inside she does not allow herself to be weak and to follow her heart as she knows that the social, economic and moral equality will kill their relationship. On the way to her own happiness Jane has to lean several brutal lessons and she found herself being equal to anyone as long as she feels this way. All the obstacles in Jane Eyre’s life made her confident and free.
“Jane Eyre” summary While studying at Lowood Jane meets a friend named Helen Burns who teaches Jane to be strong and to endure constant humiliation at school with dignity. A typhus epidemic takes away the lives of many people in Lowood School including Helen Burns. After the epidemic the headmaster changes and the living conditions change for better too. Jane not only successfully finishes school but even stays for two more years to teach there.
Symbolism in Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” Helen Burns represents a part of Jane Eyre’s personality manifesting staying true to principles and standing humiliations with dignity. She represents the part of Jane that was constantly hungry physically but striving for more intellectually. But at the same time her death becomes the symbol of the changes in Jane’s life. As Helen accepts everything in her strange religious acceptance she tries to deny everything physical, including her body and the pain caused by school abuse. Helen “opposes” Jane as she is not looking for anything expect her faith and she lives simply to accept all the humiliations. Her death symbolizes Jane’s inability to simply stand all the suffering and also her desire to belong, to be loved and to find something better. This is how one part of Jane dies and another period of her life beings.