Jane Eyre Critics/Context Revision

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When were the Matrimonial Causes Act and the Womens Property Act?
1857 & 1852
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Who said that Jane Eyre summarized all the radicalism's of the age?
Elizabeth Rigby
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Who described Jane as: “the personification of an unregenerate and undisciplined spirit”
Elizabeth Rigby
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Who described the novel as :“a murmering against the comforts of the rich and against the privations of the poor”
Elizabeth Rigby
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State Elizabeth Rigbys three criticisms
“a murmering against the comforts of the rich and against the privations of the poor”, “the personification of an unregenerate and undisciplined spirit”, and she said that Jane Eyre summarized all the radicalism's of the age.
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Who said that: Janes outburst at Ms Reed is a statement of independence equal to Oliver asking for more?
Gilbert and Gubar
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Who said that: Jane describing her mind as a lighted heath is prophetic of the flames consuming Thornfield?
Gilbert and Gubar
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State all of Gilbert and Gubar's criticisms
Jane describing her mind as a lighted heath is prophetic of Thornfield burning, Janes outburst at Ms Reed is equal to Oliver asking for more, all the female characters have overtones of male suppresion
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Who said that: “The Bronte's grew up on the bible, not the classics”
Sue Lonoff
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What did Sue Lonoff say about the Bronte's and religion?
“The Bronte's grew up on the bible, not the classics”
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Mr Murdstone in David Copperfield is an example of what?
A suspect evangelist alike St John
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Name another suspect evangelist in literature that's similar to St John
Mr Murdstone in David Copperfield
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What is Helen reading when Jane first meets her?
The History of Rasselas, which is a travel book, themes of escapism
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What did Bronte say about being a governess?
if you'd been one you would know the “dark side of respectable nature”
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What did Punch 1846 say about governesses?
“a governess is a peculiar one, being, as a novelty, rather uncomfortable”
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What does Blanch say that highlights the ignorance of the higher classes?
Blanche refers to a succubus as an incubus
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What does the "Great Social Evil" cartoon in Punch depict?
It shows moral women suffering while fallen women succeed.
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What did 19th century adaptations of Jane Eyre ten to do to the eponymous character?
They tended to domesticate Jane as it was traditional to have a character who was virtuous but weak
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What does Mr Rochester say that relates to the devil in Paradise Lost?
“not to allude to me such bad eminence”, just like the devil Paradise Lost, connotations of a fallen angel, not quite a devil.
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What is a bildungsroman?
a story about maturity and self-discovery
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What does Elaine Showalter see the Red Room as?
with its “deadly and bloody connotations”, Showalter sees the Red Room as having strong associations with the female body. (Vagina) This not only contrasts Janes purity, but works as a metaphor – the red room births much more
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Who said that the Red Room had a strong association with the female reproductive organ? (vagina)
Elaine Showalter
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Who described Jane Eyre as a "feminist tract"?
Richard Chase
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What did Richard Chase say about the novel?
He described it as a "feminist tract"
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What did Gilbert say about Janes situation on the moors?
She said that Jane’s “terrible journey across the moors suggests the essential homelessness… of women in a patriarchal society”
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Who said that Jane’s “terrible journey across the moors suggests the essential homelessness… of women in a patriarchal society”?
Gilbert
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Who thought that the female characters all have overtones of male suppresion? Example, miss temple forced to keep her anger quiet infront of Mr Brocklehurst
Gilbert and Gubar
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What did Gilbert and Gubar say about all the female characters?
they thought that the female characters all have overtones of male suppresion? Example, miss temple forced to keep her anger quiet infront of Mr Brocklehurst
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What did Walter Allen think about Rochesters mutilation at the end of the novel?
he thinks that Rochesters mutilation is a symbol of Janes triumph in the battle of the sexes
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Who that Rochesters mutilation is a symbol of Janes triumph in the battle of the sexes?
Walter Allen
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Where did Bronte get inspiration for Lowood
Many features of Lowood come from Bronte's own harsh experience at Cowan Bridge school as a child.
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Who was Agnes Ashurst?
The ancestral home of the Eyre family in the 17th century,possesed the story of Agnes Ashurst, who is said to have gone mad and been confined in a room on the second floor, before dying in a fire – this was Brontes inspiration for Bertha
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What was the madwoman housed in the Eyre ancestral home called?
Agnes Ashurst
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What was the name of the house where the unnanmed madwoman lived during Bronte's time, and why is this relelvant>
Norton Conyers, and she may have been trying to give her an identity through Bertha
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Who is Constantin Heger?
While Bronte was learning how to be a teacher, she fell in love with her instructor, Constantin Heger, an older man who was already married to a jealous woman, ie. Mr Rochester. She wrotea letter (“the only master I ever had”) and he ripped it up
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How did Jane die?
She married a reverend who she didn't love and died during childbirth - St John?
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What did Mary Burgan say about Jane in the window seat?
She said that “Jane‟s position in the window seat … is a deeply engrained emblem of her utter homelessness”
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Who wrote that “Jane‟s position in the window seat … is a deeply engrained emblem of her utter homelessness”
Mary Burgan
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What did Eric Solomon say about Bertha?
“Bertha represents the flames of hell-fire”
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Who said that “Bertha represents the flames of hell-fire”?
Eric Solomon
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What is the traditional Gothic Novel attributed to?
Horace Walpoles 1764 – The Castle of Otranto, subtitled – a Gothic story
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Who cautioned Bronte against "day dreaming" and in what context?
Bronte wrote to the poet laureate Robert Southey, who cautioned her against “day dreaming”, as literature is not for women, leading Jane to take up the pseudonym of Currer Bell.
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