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Rodriguez 1Kayla Rodriguez WagnerPeriod 211/12/15IntroductionCharlotte Bronte's gothic romance novel, Jane Eyre, conveys the life of Jane through her perspective as she broadens her knowledge upon the mysteries of social class and gender relations.Jane Eyre was written during the Victorian age in London during the 1840's. Originally, the book was published under the name Currer Bell because there was prejudice upon women writers during the Victorian. Gender equality was not as accepted back then because if a woman did something, it was automatically assumed that the work was not as high on the spectrum as a male. The name Currer Bell was chosen because it "made her gender totally unclear... a gender neutral name, NOT a male pseudonym..." (Schmoop). She wanted to make sure that her work was actually criticized and not thrown into the stack of other female authors that were overlooked. With this novel she had written, she could show others the way a woman's life worked and how unequal gender equality was and the poor conditions and mistreatment of lowerclasses was. It is said that the book Jane Eyrewas actually based off of Charlotte's own life. She lived a poor life and actually went to a boarding school that is represented in the book, when Jane is sent off to school. Not only is the school similar, but when Charlotte was a student, She fell
Rodriguez 2absolutely in love with her teacher, who was already married with kids and "...was sonot interested in her," (Schmoop). In the story, Jane falls in love with Rochester, who is her employerand it works out for them, so "Jane Eyreis in some ways a wish-fulfillment fantasy..." (Schmoop). The novel is about a young girl who turns into a successful woman who learns about social class and gender relations throughout her life. The novel begins with Jane living with her physically abusive cousins and emotionally abusive aunt. The say she is ungrateful of what she has been given to live with and does not deserve it. Jane loathes every one of them, except for Bessie, one of the servant girls, who shows her some kindness as she lives there. After some time, Jane is sent to a school that is described as a charity for orphaned girls. The living