Jane Eyre is a woman who has endured a lot of pain, suffering and humiliation but will always stand firm on her beliefs and principles, no matter the cost. With this past she fuels her hunger in her search for peace, independence and happiness. Throughout the novel, Jane demonstrates herself to be of a strong character showing a rebellious attitude and uses this to facade her suffering and depressive mood.
Jane despises the fact that she lives in a home where no one appreciates or cares about her. She is always picked on, hit, humiliated, depreciated, and set aside, ignored not considered worthy to share the care and love that a child deserves. Now due to this treatment Jane becomes resentful and her hate is demonstrated by becoming rebellious and refusing to be treated less then what she deems respectful. She doesn’t stand the fact that she is treated lower then the other children who in her opinion are useless brats, and so she fights back with a fiery attitude, she responds with anger and comments whenever she feels that there is no real justice in her treatment.
Jane is rebellious, but it isn’t what she wants people to see her as, if she only had one person who truly loved her she would surely display herself differently. Jane is suffering, she suffers from the fact that no one cares about her, she suffers from the fact that she is an orphan and that throughout her life she has not really been given a chance to be a normal child and assimilate a normal life, she suffers from the fact that Ms. Reed seems to be haunting her all the way, foreshadowing a judgment of her anywhere she goes, not allowing her to live without being judged. For any child not having parents can be perhaps the worst feeling in life, and when no one helps you in that trouble it must be very hard to find joy in ones life, this is what has been happening to Jane.
It can be safely said that Jane is a woman who lacks happiness, joy and flavor, she is an insipid character...