Engl 91C Essay Cristina Burgos - Burgos 1 Cristina Burgos Professor North English 91C 5 February 2020 Two Stories of Development Jane Eyre by

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Burgos 1 Cristina Burgos Professor North English 91C 5 February 2020 Two Stories of Development Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is about an orphan girl who is left under the care of her uncle’s family. When her uncle passes away she is mistreated by her cousins and aunt. Jane is basically left alone in a world where she has to find her voice and integrity. Jane’s story journey changes when she is sent away to school and when she meets Mr. Rochester. Jane’s story and his are two stories of development and self-realization that interweave with each other through romance and compromise. Bronte structures her work so as to elucidate the nature of this double development through dialogue, religious aspects, and character foils. Before Jane was sent to school, she confronts her aunt telling her she was cruel and that she is glad that they are not blood-related. Jane exclaims, “You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness, but I cannot live so: and you have no pity. I shall remember how you thrust me back --- into the red-room. . . . And that punishment you made me suffer because your wicked boy struck me—knocked me down for nothing. I will tell anybody who asks me questions this exact tale” (Bronte 36). In this scene, Jane begins to find her voice and express her feelings as she had never burst out in that matter before. In some way, Jane felt a “strange sense of freedom, of triumph” she had never felt before. Furthermore, she acknowledges her need for attention and love.

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