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Surname 1Name:Professor:Course:Date:Themes of love and independence in Jane EyerCharlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyer is a story about a girl who refused to be placed in atraditional family position, stood up for her rights, disagreed with her superiors and one whoventured imaginative/creative thoughts. The themes used represent Jane as a modern woman whodid many things which not many women of her time could do. The source of strength of JaneEyer is the way it touched on some important themes while telling a fascinating story. This paperis an analysis of the theme of love and passion and the theme of independence in CharlotteBronte’s Jane Eyer.Jane Eyer can be regarded as a love story thus the theme of love and passion takes up animportant part of the story. As such, the theme of love in this story covered the romantic varietyand the kind encountered within a family, the sense of belonging, and the desire to be needed.From the beginning to the end of this novel, Bronte holds on the paramount necessity of love(Gao 2013, 926). Jane’s need to give and receive love is satisfied, but after a long period oftesting from her delineated social soul. Early in the novel, Jane spoke of her need for affectionaterelationships with friends and family. When Jane was a child at Gateshead, she was shut out fromthe family circle, and she was deprived of love, and she knew it. Later, Jane told her Aunt Reedthat she should have been glad to love her if she would have let her. Jane confessed that sheshowered affection on a faded doll because human beings must love something (Gao 2013, 926).
Surname 2Bessie was kind to Jane, and she was glad about it and the evenings that they spent togetherlistening to her songs were among the best moments in her life.The love between well-off but tormented Rochester and the orphaned and initially needy Janewas at its heart. There were obstacles to the fulfillment of the love between them, and the barrierswere key to this story because they provide the major dramatic conflict in Bronte’s work. Thenovel explores other kinds of love as well. For instance, Helen Burns demonstrated the selflesslove of a friend. Jane needed love from both family and friends. Consequences of the absence oflove can as well be seen in the novel. An example of the result of the absence of love is that ofthe relationship between Mrs. Reed and Jane. Also, that consequence can be seen in the selfishrelations among the children of Reed, and in the mocking marriage of Bertha and Rochester (Gao

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