Jane Eyre Study Guide - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront� A Study Guide by R A Moore Contents Dramatis personae Meet the characters 1 Genre 5 Themes 6

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë A Study Guide by R. A. Moore
Contents Dramatis personae - Meet the characters ........................................................................................ 1 Genre ............................................................................................................................................... 5 Themes ............................................................................................................................................ 6 Tone ................................................................................................................................................ 7 How to Use this Study Guide: ........................................................................................................ 8 The England of Jane Eyre ............................................................................................................... 8 Study Guide Commentary and Questions ....................................................................................... 9 Chapter 1: The Reed Family ....................................................................................................... 9 Chapter 2: In the Red Room ....................................................................................................... 9 Chapter 3: The Apothecary Attends on Jane ............................................................................ 10 Chapter 4: Plans to Send Jane Away to School ........................................................................ 10 Chapter 5: Jane’s First Day at Lowood Institution ................................................................... 11 Chapter 6: Jane’s Second Day and a Conversation W ith Helen ............................................... 11 Chapter 7: Mr. Brocklehurst Returns to Lowood ..................................................................... 11 Chapter 8: Jane is Vindicated ................................................................................................... 12 Chapter 9: Spring and Typhus at Lowood ................................................................................ 12 Chapter 10: Leaving Lowood ................................................................................................... 12 Chapter 11: Arrival at Thornfield Hall ..................................................................................... 13 Chapter 12: Mr. Rochester Returns to Thornfield .................................................................... 13 Chapter 13: Jane Meets Mr. Edward Rochester ....................................................................... 13 Chapter 14: A Deep and Mysterious Conversation .................................................................. 14 Chapter 15: Fire at Thornfield .................................................................................................. 14 Chapter 16: The Day After the Fire .......................................................................................... 15 Chapter 17: After Dinner .......................................................................................................... 15 Chapter 18: Mr. Rochester is Absent ........................................................................................ 16 Chapter 19: Fortunes Are Told ................................................................................................. 16 Chapter 20: A Terrifying Cry in the Night ............................................................................... 16
Chapter 21: Jane is Summoned to Gateshead ........................................................................... 17 Chapter 22: Gateshead after Mrs. Reed’s Death ....................................................................... 17 Chapter 23: A Proposal and an Acceptance .............................................................................. 17 Chapter 24: The Engaged Couple ............................................................................................. 18 Chapter 25: The Eve of the Wedding ....................................................................................... 18 Chapter 26: The Wedding Interrupted ...................................................................................... 18 Chapter 27: The Aftermath - Rochester’s Story and Jane’s Flight ........................................... 19 Chapter 28: Jane’s Desperate Situation .................................................................................... 19 Chapter 29: The Rivers Family ................................................................................................. 19 Chapter 30: Jane Finds a New Vocation ................................................................................... 19 Chapter 31: An Unhappy Love Affair ...................................................................................... 20 Chapter 32: St. John and Miss Oliver ....................................................................................... 20 Chapter 33: Jane Discovers a Family and Inherits a Fortune ................................................... 20 Chapter 34: A Proposal of Marriage ......................................................................................... 20 Chapter 35: The Proposal Renewed .......................................................................................... 21 Chapter 36: Return to Thornfield .............................................................................................. 21 Chapter 37: Return to Mr. Rochester ........................................................................................ 21 Chapter 38: The End ................................................................................................................. 21 Final thoughts ................................................................................................................................ 21 Further Reading and Viewing ....................................................................................................... 21 Literary terms activity ................................................................................................................... 23 Literary terms ............................................................................................................................ 26 Graphic #1 Plot graph for Jane Eyre ............................................................................................. 29 Graphic #2 Different perspectives on the central conflict in the novel. ....................................... 30 Appendix 1: How I Used the Study Guide Questions .................................................................. 31 To the Reader, ............................................................................................................................... 32
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë © R.A. Moore 2013, 2014 Page 1 Dramatis personae - Meet the characters The Reed Household and Connections: Jayne Eyre - The protagonist and narrator of the novel, Jane is small and plain-looking. An orphan, she is raised in a foster home where she is unhappy and powerless, until, at the age of 10, she is sent away to Lowood School where she does well. Jane grows during the course of the novel into an independent woman who marries the man of her choice because she loves him. Uncle Reed - The brother of Jane’s deceased mother and Mrs. Reed’s late husband who out of love for his dead sister and affections for Jane made his wife promise that she would raise Jane as her own child. The young Jane believes that she feels the presence of his ghost in the house.

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