Jane Eyre Chpt 11

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  • Jane Eyre chpt 11
    • “A new chapter in a novel is something like a new scene in a play;” pg 111
      • Reminds the reader its fictional Bronte is narrating that line
    • “I am warming away the numbness and chill contracted by sixteen hours’ exposure to the rawness of an October day” pg 111
      • Warming as she leaves Lowood Pathetic Fallacy
    • “inexperienced youth” pg 111
      • Jane has no experience of the real world
    • “At Lowood, indeed, I took that resolution, kept it, and succeeded in pleasing; but with Mrs Reed, I remember my best was always spurned with scorn.” pg 112
      • Still looking back with bitterness Anti-Gothic heroine
    • Description of Thornfield pg 116 archaic nature
      • Typical of the Gothic Genre
    • “cheerless ideas of space and solitude” pg 116
      • Reflects Bertha in the attic
    • “I sometimes regretted that I was not handsomer: I sometimes wished to have rosy cheeks, a straight nose, and small cherry mouth” pg 117
      • Jane wishes to have beauty
        • Juxtaposes Blanche
    • “but yet quiet and lonely hills"
      • Location of Thornfield reflects Rochester
        • Location much more spacious
          • Juxtaposes Lowood where Jane was trapped
    • “the old lady seemed to regard his existence as a universally understood face, with which everybody much be acquainted by instinct” pg 118
      • Bronte mocking the ideology of the upper class
    • “perhaps seven or eight years old -  slightly built, with a pale, small-featured face, and a redundancy of hair falling in curls to her waist” pg 119
      • Shows how upper class children were trained for adulthood
    • “It was a curious laugh for an instant. It began louder” pg 126
      • Supernatural

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