Jane Eyre Reading Response Paper.docx - Norma Harris Date English 102 Reading Response Paper Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre is an English

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Norma Harris Date: 9/23/2020 English 102 Reading Response Paper Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre is an English autobiographical novel written by Charlotte Bronte illustrated in the Victorian Era. It’s a novel of coming of age and the social struggles of a woman who has a sense of duty, grasp on her social status and the awakening of love-desire. There are many symbolisms within the characters that are represented in this reading. For example, Jane’s character represented a woman who longed for her individual social freedom. Despite her impoverished working class social status, Jane understood the social barriers that surrounded her. Her refinement as a governess gave her a sense of purpose and position of duty that she can feel independent in. Attributes of morals and virtues empowered Jane that mitigated her rationalization of what was valuable to her when Rochester proposed. She wanted to stay true to herself and not to degrade her self-worth. Religion also played a role in her decision making as part of her foundational barrier in stifling desire and lust for Mr. Rochester. Jane didn’t want to be less valued as her status defined her. “Do you think because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless. You think wrong!- I have as much soul as you- and full of much heart” (222). Another quote, I felt the Bronte in chapter 27 summarized what Jane felt, “He

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