Sherry YuanApril 17, 2012Period 6AP LiteratureJane EyreIn the novel Jane Eyre, the author Charlotte Bronte uses the characterization of Jane and Adele to show a maternal connection. This relationship further connects the reader to the overall theme that Jane, being an orphan, wants to play on the motherly role in which she was denied.Jane was never truly able to receive the love of her parents who had left the world when she was just a small child. Longing for this kind of affection yet unable to find it, Jane sees Adele as a mirror image of herself, both lonely and parentless. This nostalgic feeling of her once loveless childhood brings Jane to protect Adele and become a motherly figure to her. Jane’s fail search for a “mother” brings her to become one herself and give what she may never receive to the little Adele. Her emotions bring out her care for the little child in such a candid manner.