Jane Eyre Chpt 27

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  • Jane Eyre chapter 27
    • “Conscience, turned tyrant, held Passion by the throat” Page 343
      • Personification emphasises her Lowood training
    • “I rose up suddenly, terror-struck at the solitude which so ruthless a judge haunted” Page 343
      • Excessive language typical gothic heroine but its justified
        • Bronte using conventions of a gothic novel and twisting them
    • Page 344 shows Rochester trying to control Jane’s passion
      • The one person she has trusted apart from Helen has lied to her Anti-Gothic heroine not crying
    • “'That man had nearly made me his mistress; I must be ice and rock to him;” and ice and rock you will accordingly become.” Page 348
      • Rochester predicting what Jane will do
        • Foreshadows Jane meeting St John
      • Use of gothic language on page 348
    • Page 347 shows how Rochester couldn’t bring himself to get rid of Bertha by killing her
    • “‘Jane! will you hear reason?’ (he stooped and approached his lips to my ear); ‘because, if you won’t, I’ll try violence.’” page 349
      • Page 349 Jane realises she has power over Rochester
        • Has learnt her strength from Helen
      • Mr Rochester is violent and wants his own way
    • “‘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”
      • Shows Jane’s morals
    • Throughout the chapter Bronte show’s how forceful and controlling some men are through Rochesters actions
    • The weather on page 354/355 is pathetic fallacy of how Rochesters views his marriage with Bertha
    • “On a frosty winter afternoon, I rode in sight of Thornfield Hall. Abhorred spot! I expected no peace, no pleasure there.” page 360
      • Weather reflects emotions
    • Page 364 shows Jane fighting against Rochester’s attempts to change her into something she’s not
    • The dream on page 367 has supernatural elements
      • “‘My daughter, flee temptation.’ Mother, I will.'
        • Supernatural form of the moon - the moon is her mother
    • The setting when Jane leaves on page 369 is not gothic weather and doesn’t reflect emotion - symbolises future happiness
  • “‘You don’t love me, then? It was only my station, and rank of my wife, that you valued?'
    • Rochester tries to make himself the victim - manipulative
    • Rhetorical Question
    • “‘Jane! will you hear reason?’ (he stooped and approached his lips to my ear); ‘because, if you won’t, I’ll try violence.’” page 349
      • Page 349 Jane realises she has power over Rochester
        • Has learnt her strength from Helen
      • Mr Rochester is violent and wants his own way

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