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Rachel RommMs. BaryannPeriod 4Oct 3, 2007Settings ofJane Eyre“I saw her in a black gown and widow’s cap, frigid, perhaps, but not uncivil, amodel of elderly English respectability. Thornfield! that, doubtless, was the name of herhouse, a neat, orderly spot, I was sure.” (Brontë 98) receiving Mrs. Fairfax’s letter, Janealready imagined how her new life would be in her new environment. In Jane Eyre, byCharlotte Brontë, the setting affects Jane at Gateshead, Thornfield, and the Moor Housein many different ways. Jane realizes that where you are, is less important then who youare.For example, growing up in Gatehead, Jane hated her life. There, her setting wascruel and cold almost all the time. The name of the mansion spoke for itself. There was ametaphoric gate between Jane and the other children at Gatehead. Even though Jane’suncle, Mr. Reed, told Mrs. Reed to treat Jane like her own child, Mrs. Reed never lovedher and ensured that everybody looked down upon her. “’You are less then servant

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