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1Jaden Diji-VaughanDr. BriggsJane Eyre Essay17 December 2018Fantasy and the Supernatural in Charlotte Bronte’sJane EyreIn Charlotte Bronte’sJane Eyre,Bronte introduces multiple links to the supernaturalthrough dialogue and visual imagery and in conjunction with Gothic elements sheds light on theseemingly fantastical nature of the life circumstances of Jane Eyre.Bronte wastes absolutely no time in the introduction of fantasy motifs at the beginning ofthe novel. Jane, at this time, is a little girl living with the Reed family consisting of her aunt Mrs.Reed and Jane’s cousins John, Eliza, and Georgiana Reed. John, the eldest of the Reeds, findsenjoyment in his daily harassment of Jane. Jane is confronted by John about her choice ofspending her time in a book, and in response, John most likely in a type of possible enviousanger, lets fly at a book that results in Jane releasing a fiery passion that originated from the redblood that began to seep out from the wound that was made by the book. In her fury, Jane beginsto yell as Reed making direct allusions to slave drivers (possibly steaming from Americanliterature) and the Roman emperors of old. These direct comparisons are significant due to thefact that the utilization of these insults undoubtedly steams from sound literary works that Janehas read.As a method of demonstrating her sophistication, Jane applies her acquired cosmopolitanknowledge and integrates it into her own child-like imagination by placing John Reed and herself
2into her own story where she is portrayed as the hero and John is portrayed as the evil Roman

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