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Nakamura 1Kei NakamuraAP LiteratureJenkins29 Aug, 2019Victorian Social PrejudiceStrict social structure was prominent in the Victorian era of England. Charlotte Bronteillustrates the growth of a woman put through various social classes, Jane Eyre, between distinctsegments of her life. She reveals the injustice components of the outlook on minorities based onstatus quo. Encountering numerous conflicts, she obtains life skills and maturity that gives her thestrength to overcome the rigid line of the social class to pursue her volition. Bronte depictsseveral treatments of the lower class caused by the aspect of social prejudice and expose theexistence of the prejudiced Victorian social apotheosis.Discrimination from the wealthy was ineluctable for the lower class. After the death ofJane's parents, she is sent to be raised under Uncle Reed and his family, in which she gets abusedby the aunt and children. John Reed excessively mistreats and beats Jane for he states "you are adependant, mama says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to begin, and notlive here with gentlemen's children like us, and eat the same meals we do and wear clothes at ourmamma's expense"(5). Jane is degraded for being an orphan as she has no economic power to liveindependently and must live under the aid of the Reed family, therefore, she deserves to be treatedhowever it is wanted by her masters. As a result, John Reed and the servants associate her as ananimal and lock her up in the Red room as a punishment. Following the Red room incident, Mr.Lloyd, an apothecary, recommends Jane's attendance to a girl boarding school in Lowood. Theorphans at the institution lack essential necessities, such as food and clothing, due to the limited
Nakamura 2budget they are provided. While Mr. Brocklehurst, the superintendent, creates a policy based offof privation and admonish a girl with curly hair by declaring "my mission is to mortify in thesegirls the lusts of the flesh, to teach them to clothe themselves with shamefacedness and sobriety,

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