Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Use of Settings in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë Essay -- Charlott

The Use of Settings in Jane Eyre by Charlotte BrontIn this essay, I will be examining three contrasting locations used inCharlotte Bronts novel Jane Eyre and discussing their uses towardsthe story. The three settings I am to consider are the red-room atGateshead Hall, Lowood Institution where Jane attends school, andJanes first sight at Thornfield Hall the house in which she becomesemployed as a Governess.The first setting I am going to discuss is the red-room at GatesheadHall. Gateshead is the house in which Jane lives as a child after bothher parents die. Jane is sent there to live with her Uncle and hisfamily. Her Uncle dies shortly after her arrival and so she is leftwith her wicked aunty Reed and her three cousins. Jane is sent to thered-room as a punishment, following an incident where John throws abook at her and she retaliates as he continues to physically struther. The room itself is descri posteriorSquare chamber, very seldom slept in and this room happens to beone of th e largest and stateliest chambers in the mansionThe room is non-surprisingly dominated with the people of color red. Thefurniture is made from deep polished mahogany, the walls were a softfawn colour with a blush of pink in it and the curtains draped aroundthe four-poster bed were red. We soon find out that this room was infact the room where Uncle Reed had died.It was in this chamber he had breathed his last here he lay instate hence his coffin was borne by the undertakers men and, sincethat day, a sense of dreary consecration had guarded it from frequent attackJane becomes extremely frightened by the whole sinister atmosphere ofthe room, and worsens her state of mind with the thoughts ... ...tory would be entirely different. They keep thereader interested, not only in the story, but also in Jane. The readergrows to love Jane as a strong and brave character and I enjoyedseeing how she managed to cope with such difficult situations. Ithought it was interesting to find out that wh en Bront firstpublished the book Jane Eyre, she was not permitted to publish underher fe masculine name. She had to create a male name for herself. I thinkits a shame that Bront was not given credit as the true author, butthankfully the system has changed now, although you whitethorn have noticedthat the policy has not been completely abolished. Joanne Rowling,author of Harry Potter, had her name initialised to J.K Rowling, asnot to deter male readers from reading it. All in all, I reallyenjoyed reading and analysing Charlotte Bronts infamous novel, JaneEyre.

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