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Rachel Romm Ms. Baryann Period 4 Oct 3, 2007 Settings of Jane Eyre “I saw her in a black gown and widow’s cap, frigid, perhaps, but not uncivil, a model of elderly English respectability. Thornfield! that, doubtless, was the name of her house, a neat, orderly spot, I was sure.” (Brontë 98) receiving Mrs. Fairfax’s letter, Jane already imagined how her new life would be in her new environment. In Jane Eyre , by Charlotte Brontë, the setting affects Jane at Gateshead, Thornfield, and the Moor House in many different ways. Jane realizes that where you are, is less important then who you are. For example, growing up in Gatehead, Jane hated her life. There, her setting was cruel and cold almost all the time. The name of the mansion spoke for itself. There was a metaphoric gate between Jane and the other children at Gatehead. Even though Jane’s uncle, Mr. Reed, told Mrs. Reed to treat Jane like her own child, Mrs. Reed never loved her and ensured that everybody looked down upon her. “’You are less then servant [Jane], for you don nothing for your keep.’” (Brontë 7) Mrs. Reed hated Jane and Jane's

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