Charlotte Bronte, name of three English novelists, also sisters, whose works were world-famous in Victorian Times, have become beloved classics. The sisters Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte and Anne Bronte were born in Thornton, Yorkshire. Each sister had astonishing achievement that was praised and envied by others. Charlotte’s “Jane Eyre” was published first, in 1847. Anne’s “Agnes Grey” and Emily’s Wuthering Heights appeared a little later.Charlotte was born in 1816 and died in 1855. As her most famous works, Jane Eyre’s popularity has never waned and remained a passionate expression of female issues and concerns.
The outline of this story
Jane Eyre, the main character, is an orphan who is passed into the care of Mrs. Reed, the wife of her mother’s brother. After years of neglect and abuse, she is sent to a boarding school Lowood at a tender age of ten, where she received good education under severe conditions. After her graduation, she gets a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall where she falls in love with her employer, Mr. Edward Rochester. At their wedding ceremony, Jane gets to know that Rochester has a wife, a raving maniac locked in the house. In shock and grief, Jane leaves Thornfield quietly. Penniless and starving, she is saved and befriended by St.John Rivers and his two sisters, who turn out to be her cousins. St.John admires Jane and asks her to be his wife and assistant in his religious service. Feeling that she still cherishes a deep love for Rochester, who seems calling her in her dream, Jane refuses his proposal and returns to Thornfield, only to find it a blackened ruin. Mr. Rochester is blinded and lost a hand when he tries to rescue his mad wife, who sets the house on fair. Jane goes to him at once and there they get married. Two years later, Rochester’s sight begins to return in one eye, and he sees their first child in person.
Strong personality of Jane
Reflected by pursuing equality, freedom...