Jane Eyre Chpt 3

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  • Jane Eyre chpt 3
    • “Yes, Mrs Reed, to you I owe some fearful pangs of mental suffering. But I ought to forgive you.” pg 25
      • Adult Jane using Hindsight
    • “I had at length made up my mind to the sad truth, that they were all gone out of England to some savage country where the woods were wilder and thicker” pg 26
      • Jane can’t find comfort in what she loves
        • Foreshadows Rochester
    • “‘I cry because I am miserable’” pg 28
      • Indulging in self pity
        • Not gothic heroine behaviour
    • “‘She had a fall,’ said Bessie, again putting in her work.” pg 28
      • Bessie is aware the treatment of Jane is wrong
    • “‘I was knocked down,’ was the blunt explanation, jerked out of me by another pang of mortified pride” pg 28
      • An example of Jane’s passion
        • Goes against the conventions of a Gothic Heroine
    • “‘ No; I should not like to belong to poor people,’ was my reply” pg 30
      • Doesn’t want to cross social sides
        • Irony foreshadows Jane running away from Thornfield
    • “She boasted of beautiful paintings of landscapes and flowers by them executed; of songs they could sing and pieces they could play, of purses they could net, of French books they could translate” pg 30
      • Bronte’s view of what a lady in the 19th century should be
    • “‘Yes,’ responded Abbot; ‘if she were a nice, pretty child, one might compassionate her forlornness; but one really cannot care for such a little toad as that.'
      • Jane is not portrayed as a typical Gothic heroine
    • “‘at any rate, a beauty like Miss Georgiana would be more moving in the same condition.’” pg 31
      • Bronte shows how important and thickle looks were in society


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