reading response-jane eyre - Kerry Rose Harris MONDAY RESPONDER 1 Choose a character featured in this reading and discuss how the author defines the

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Kerry Rose Harris MONDAY RESPONDER 1) Choose a character featured in this reading, and discuss how the author defines the character (eg., through description of looks, dress, behavior, speech, and/or relationships). Does this character seem realistic, mythic, representative, a caricature, or some combination of those things? Do you know anyone like this character? If so, how are they the same? Does your knowledge of a similar person help you predict things the character may do, or vice versa? Throughout Jane Eyre,Charlotte Bronte depicts Jane as being strong-willed and independent, yet yearning for a real family. Jane is portrayed as being ugly through her own thoughts. Jane is always hard on herself and always talks about how her appearance is nothing compared to other beautiful women. In chapter 28, Jane is once again shown as being independent. She has left Gateshead and is now on her own, with little money. While Jane is wondering the town of Whitcross, she states “The population here must be thin, and I see no passengers on these roads; they stretch out east, west, north, and south-white, broad, lonely; they are all cut in the moor, and the heather grows deep and wild to their very verge. Yet a chance traveller might pass by; and I wish no eye to see me now: strangers would wonder what I am doing, lingering here at the signpost, evidently objectless and lost.” (p. 307) This quote is an example of Jane’s independence, but she is still wishing she had that person to be with her. When arriving at Mr. St. John’s house, Jane seeks immediate help from Hannah, Diana and Mary. This shows that Jane is unable to be independent all the time and must seek help from others in times of need. I believe Bronte includes this scene in the book because she is showing that although people try to come off as being completely independent, there are times when everyone needs assistance. I think Jane seems like a very realistic character because there are many women in the world that are like her. Jane is also depicted as a feminist, which still exists in today’s society. The dreams that Jane has of Mr. Rochester show that Jane still has some attachment for him and will not be able to overcome her love for him at any time soon. As an orphan, Jane has always been alone and been seen as being strong and able to take care of herself. I believe that toward the end of the book, Bronte starts to portray Jane as longing for a husband and children. Jane’s life begins to turn around when St. John informs Jane that her Uncle John Eyre has left her

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