Jane Eyre Context (AMC)

What century was Jane Eyre written in?
It is a 19th Century novel.
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Where did Charlotte Bronte live?
The Bronte sisters lived for most of their lives in Yorkshire, particularly The Parsonage at Haworth
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What was the name of the school the Brontes attended that was inspiration for Lowood School?
They briefly attended the Clery Daughter's school at Cowan Bridge, Lancaster.
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What job did Charlotte do at a place called Roe Head?
She was a teacher at Roe Head school.
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How is Charlotte Bronte similar to Jane Eyre?
Both worked as a teacher and then a governess. They both had clergymen for fathers. Both have been described as of small build. They also both fell in love with men superior/unsuitable to their status.
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How might the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1857 have changed things for Jane Eyre and Edward Rochester?
The change in the law would have meant he could have divorced Bertha, in order to marry Jane.
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Why did Charlotte Bronte originally publish under the pseudonym Currer Bell?
To make her gender ambiguous so that she would avoid the prejudice associated with women writers at the time.
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Charlotte's father was a cleryman, how is her attitude towards institutionalised religion presented in Jane Eyre?
Jane finds god through the kind and gentle Helen Burns but puritanical religion is represented by Mr Brocklehurst, Eliza Reed and St John Rivers.
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Who is presented in the first half of the novel as fulfilling societies expectations regarding the role of women?
Helen Burns is accepting, devout and meek, Mrs Reed is wife and mother and Miss Temple leaves employment once she is married.
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What is the subject specific term for a novel that tells a 'coming of age' story?
Bildungsroman
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