AP English 4
10 December 2008
Charlotte Bronte, born on April 21, 1816, success same immediately to charlotte and she continued to write throughout her life. Charlotte’s Jane Eyre was published in 1847; The Professor was published after her death, in 1857. Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre was first published in England in October, 1847, and it made a huge splash among the Victorian-Era. The novel was subtitled, "An Semi-Autobiography," and readers through the years have been charmed by the strong voice of Jane Eyre.
Jane Eyre is a character whose strength and individuality are remarkable for her sometimes. As a model for women readers in the Victorian-Era and throughout the twentieth century to follow, Jane Eyre encouraged them to make their own choices in living their lives, to develop respect for themselves, and to become individuals.
One of the most unusual aspects of Jane Eyre is the depiction of Jane's relationship with Mr. Rochester.” Sir, your wife is living: that is a fact acknowledged this morning by yourself. If I lived with you as you desire, I should then be your mistress: to say otherwise is sophistical-is false.”(Bronte 267). Rochester’s wife is still living and if Jane stays as he wishes, she will be known as his mistress, but that is concocted. Jane feels uncomfortable knowing that Mr. Rochester is a married man and he wants her to stay with him, but her beliefs are too strong and she won’t allow herself to get caught up in a scandalous affair. “I do love you “I said” more than ever: but I must not show or indulge the feeling and this is the last time I must express it.”(Bronte 266). But Jane refuses to give up her self-respect by becoming a rich man's mistress, even though she loves him still.
In Jane Eyre, Jane is provoked many times to acknowledge to the wishes of others, yet her own upright regulations and beliefs keep her from succumbing to their...