"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, is a classic coming-of-age story set in the mid 19th century. The novel follows the story of a young, orphaned girl named Jane Eyre who has been placed under the harsh and cruel care of her aunt, Mrs. Reed. Throughout the novel, Jane passes through three stages of her life, represented by places, where she learns qualities such as compassion, forgiveness, patience and encounters feelings such as love and betrayal. Ultimately, Jane matures both mentally and morally through her experiences. In this essay, we will be introducing the three settings that were crucial to Jane's self-development and maturity.
Before Jane went to Lowood, she was stuck in a world of despair and sheer hopelessness. She never saw the real world, never understood equality, and never felt compassion. At Lowood, Jane met people who actually understood her. Even though it was a harsh, disciplined institution, there were a few people who cared for Jane. Helen Burns was Jane’s former friend. She introduced a series of new experiences and emotions into Jane’s life: friendship, compassion, and death. Jane realized that the world is not fair: even the people who do every good thing can be wronged. Through that experience, she learns to forgive her aunt and cousins. During her time at Lowood, she becomes a teacher and ends up moving to Thornfield to become the governess of a young French girl called Adele.
One of the major turning points in Jane Eyre is when Jane is unleashed to the hidden and insane wife of Edward Fairfax Rochester, Bertha Mason. On Jane's wedding day, the voice of Richard Mason, Bertha's brother, suddenly rings out declaring that Rochester is forbidden to marry Jane. He reveals that Rochester already has wife he met as a young man in Jamaica who is in fact still living. He married Bertha only because of her beauty and sexual appeal and not knowing that she is from a family of lun
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