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Jane Eyre Research HomeworkWhatsort of narrative techniques/voices are evident? Do these change? If so, why, and atwhat points?Is Jane Eyre afeministnovel?What role doesclass, or class identity, play?What does the novel suggest about thedevelopment of the selfover time?What roles doreligionandmoralityplay? What sort of connections/tensions are therebetween these things?
GENRENot a simple or conventional romance, instead of damsel in distress, Jane rescuesRochester after his horse falls overRealism within this novel allow us to characterise this is a fairytale also. The texts alludesin the direction of Jane Eyre as aCinderellafigure.Quite Gothic also. Terror, paranoia, inexplicable, irrational. Grace Poole or Bertha?Autobiographical – the life story of Jane, selective, taken from moral and religiousdevelopment. To write an autobiography is to create structure and order.Bildungsroman are usually associated with male protagonists, it is strange that Bronte'snovel is about her resistance rather than her link to society.Social comment novel as it comments on many social aspects of the time, namely, age,occupation, gender, expectations, religion, etc.Governess novel, middle-class who has to work, educated and a growing anxiety for suchpeople.
GENDERIn 1837 critic Robert Southey wrote to Charlotte Bronte,"Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more sheis engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it, even as anaccomplishmentand a recreation,"Gender camouflage, pseudonym 'Currer Bell'to avoid gender discrimination.Reviews of Jane Eyre attacked the femininity of the writer. Stated that such was a manlywoman.Theme of pride pervades this is due to the fact that Jane questions the “status quo” andrefuses to stay in “her place”.This gives insight into the strategies an author might use to avoid the stereotype of womenin the Victorian period.Names mean a lot in this book. Miss Temple, or Helen Burns.Jane stands up for what she believes and holds her morality very dear. She resistspatriarchal authority.

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