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Arn 1Macy ArnMrs. MahoneyEnglish 1506 March 2018Jane’s Only HopeImagine a young girl who just lost her parents and became an orphan. She has nofriends, no family, no position, no wealth. This is Jane Eyre.Jane Eyreis written by CharlotteBronte who also lost her mother at the young age of five. Bronte then became a governess andteacher; however she disliked the job, similar to the main character in the novel. She lived in theVictorian Era which is puts an emphasis on religion; during this era people read scripture oftenand went to a chapel or church every Sunday, causingJane Eyreto be based on religion, aswell. Jane is a misunderstood child that is often mistreated by her Aunt Reed, whom she isforced to live with. Mrs. Reed created cruel, unnecessary punishments for Jane frequently;however, the worst was when she was locked up in the red room (where her uncle passedaway) for hours. After this incident, Jane receives medical attention she needs and was sent offto her first school, Lowood School where the cruelty continued. Jane seems as if she is doomedfor failure with all these misfortunes at such a young age. Within her lifetime, it is evident all herhardships root from her parents passing away at a young age; because of this, Jane becomesreliant on faith as her only guidance in life.From a young age, Jane is forced to overcome one of the hardest situations:the loss ofboth of her parents. Jane begins learning about these hardships and develops the ability tocope because of these situations. As a young orphan she lives with her Aunt Reed, whopunishes Jane for things she does not do. In one case, Jane’s cousin begins arguing with Janethen two start to fight with one another; causing Jane to be the only one to be punished for theincident that was not even began by her actions. Mrs. Reed forces Jane to go into the “red-
Arn 2room” after this specific incident, in which is the room Jane’s uncle passed away in. Inside theroom for most of the day, Jane begins hearing her uncle speak to her and is questioning life.After hours of this she falls unconscious, causing her to need medical attention. Jane finallyrealizes Mr. Reed’s voice is supposed to be heard and mentions this: “I thought Mr. Reed’sspirit, harassed by the wrongs of his sister’s child, might quit its abode- whether in the churchvault or in the unknown world of the departed- and rise before me in this chamber” (Bronte 12).This situation is clearly one of the first time she meets with God’s words because a person fromher past spoke with her about her future, giving Jane a new moral outlook - a moral to live life toits fullest and treasure every memory. This quote is also showing a comparison between heavenand hell to educate Jane about the differences. Heaven is referred to “the church vault”;whereas Hell is referred to as “the unknown world of the departed”. Going to Heaven can not bedone without leaving her current home; meaning, she must leave.This leads to Jane’s life

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