Jane Eyre Chpt 9

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  • Jane Eyre chpt 9
    • “But the privations, or rather the hardships, of Lowood lessened. Spring drew on - she was indeed already come; the frosts of winter had ceased; it snows were melted, its cutting winds ameliorated"
      • Personifies the weather out of respect and admiration for Helen
      • Weather reflects Jane’s situation and had a major impact on her
    • “April advanced to May - a bright serene May it was; days of blue sky, placid sunshine, and soft western or southern gales filled up its duration” pg 91
      • Outside described as beautiful
        • Paradox to the inside of Lowood
      • “The forest ell, where Lowood lay, was the cradle of fog and fog-bred pestilence; which quickening with the quickening spring, crept into the Orphan Asylum, breathed typhus through its crowded schoolroom and dormitory “ pg 91
        • Power of the weather
    • “While disease had thus become an inhabitant of Lowood, and death its frequent visitor; while there was gloom and fear within its walls” pg 92
      • Personification of death
    • “True reader” pg 93
      • Direct address bond with the reader emphasises what Helen means to Jane
    • Pg 96 shows child Jane as naive as she is unaware Helen is dying
    • “I was asleep, and Helen was - dead” pg 98
      • Bronte trying to get a reaction from the reader
    • “fore fifteen after her death it was only covered by a grassy mound; but now a gray marble tablet marks the spot, inscribed with her name, and the word ‘Resurgam’ pg 98
      • Resurgam - I shall rise again Jane put the marble tablet there
    • Helen is Janes alter ego
      • Burns = Fire and Passion


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