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Feratovic, Ajla Ms. Snyder English 10H, Period 9 27 February 2020 Jane Eyre Socratic Seminar Written Responses 1. Describe how Mr. Brocklehurst’s perspective of Jane relates to how the world views the weak. Mr. Brocklehurst’s perspective of Jane relates to how the world views the weak. His perspective on Jane is based off of what Mrs. Reed spoke to him about. Mrs. Reed told him many things about Jane that are untrue. One major thing that she told Mr. Brocklehurst is that Jane is quite fond of lying. Jane tried to defend herself, but she only made it worse because she responded in a very aggressive manner. For instance, “I hope that sigh is from the heart, and that you repent of ever having been the occasion of discomfort to your excellent benefactress” (32). This depicts that Mr. Brocklehurst now believes that Jane is bad and he has plans to straighten her out when she attends school. It is clearly seen that he thinks that Jane is very lost, and just needs to be put on the right track. Mr. Brocklehurst embarrasses Jane in front of the entire school, by calling her out and saying she is a liar. His perspective of Jane is similar to how the world views the weak because both are viewed as unbrave, unworthy, and untruthful. Furthermore, the weak are usually kept away from because they aren’t seen as very good influences. On page 66 , Mr. Brocklehurst says “you must shun her example: if necessary, avoid her company, exclude her from your sports, and shut her out of your converse.” This shows the similarity of perspectives because both the weak and Jane are to be avoided, and are
Feratovic 2 seen as disgraceful. Therefore, Mr. Brocklehursts perspective of Jane relates to how the world perceives the weak. 2. How can we compare women’s roles in Victorian England to modern times? Is it the same, different? Women’s roles in Victorian England can be viewed as very different to nowadays. This is because in Victorian England, women would stay at home, cooking, cleaning and caring for the family, which is very stereotypical. Although, some women were educated and were expected to become governesses. Governesses were women employed to teach children in a private household. In Chapter 10, it states, “A young lady accustomed to tuition’ (had I not been a teacher two years?) ‘is desirous of meeting with a situation in a

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