Jane Eyre Essay 1.docx - Defend that Jane Eyre is a fairy tale Illustrate your answer with fairy-tale conventions and situations found in Charlotte

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Defend that Jane Eyre is a fairy tale . Illustrate your answer with fairy-tale conventions and situations found in Charlotte Brontë’s novel. Choose Cinderella or Bluebeard : compare one of these two tales with one episode from Jane Eyre’s life. Although in my opinion, Jane's ‘autobiography’ is far from being considered, or having fairy-tale elements that serve as a substrate for the development of the plot, it can be seen, as suggested in the question, as a ‘collage’ of fairy tales which have been ingeniously overlaid by Brontë, as a means for her to better take us through what is the pilgrimage of a girl from her beginnings as an orphan to a happy marriage. In fact, Mr. Rochester comments, on seeing the protagonist for the first time, that Jane seemed to “come from another world”, especially one of fairy tales. In this sense, one can identify a series of episodes where the parallels with different fairy tales, even their film adaptations, are more than obvious.
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  • Spring '20
  • Jane Eyre, Fairy tale, Charles Perrault

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