Stalking Opportunities: , Listed on: , , , , , , ,. Rochester, he teases her, accusing her of bewitching his horse to make him fall. A halfway house program to focus on her reintegration to society through the use of strong anti-psychotics and cognitive therapy? Charlotte Brontë nevertheless clearly wrote: I'll give Mrs. Bertha is portrayed less as a human being than as a Gothic monster or a vampire. From my fact-checking, life expectancy for those born in the 1830's was around 40 years.
She does not believe that she will hear from St. So major points get deducted for that. Diana and Mary Rivers have made loving marriages; Adèle, not at fault for her mother's sins, has become Jane's pleasing companion. Jane, an orphan, is employed as a , and becomes with her employer, the mysterious and moody Edward Rochester. The 80 pupils at Lowood are subjected to cold rooms, poor meals, and thin clothing.
She refuses to hate those who abuse her, trusts in God, and prays for peace one day in heaven. Reed's second daughter who is rather more serious and quiet; she eventually becomes a noviate and then a Catholic nun. Odd things start to happen at the house, such as a strange laugh being heard, a mysterious fire in Mr. Many members of this sect immigrated to North America and settled the in the late 17th and early 18th century. When she finally arrives at Thornfield it is nighttime. Rochester, after assuring himself of Jane's loyalty, asks her to whisper an invitation to Mason to see him. Brocklehurst is based on Rev.
Bessie: The nurse at Gateshead Abbot: The maid at Gateshead. She seeks work as a governess, and is employed to Thornfield Hall, to care for a solitary orphan, Adele. Adèle proves to be exuberant and intelligent, though spoiled and at times a bit petulant. John never acknowledges what has happened, but Mary and Diana write back with their good wishes. After a year she becomes frantic for news of Adele and remembers Rochester mentioning Grace Poole, a servant he would trust with his life because she knows how to keep secrets. He traveled copiously, hoping that would help him, but not until he returned home and met someone new did he feel comforted. Rochester did not even have her removed from Thornfield.
Gothic level: The melodramatic music, the black and white, Orson Welles in a billowing cloak. Lord knows she punished them enough on her own. Miss Rosamond Oliver: The beautiful and childlike heiress with whom St. It is one of the signs, no doubt, that mark the transition from the old novel to the new, from the old novel of plot and coincidence to the new novel of psychology and character. Lloyd: A compassionate apothecary who recommends that Jane be sent to school.
Mason: Bertha Mason, Rochester's first bride's, brother. Mary Rivers: The quieter, more cautious but equally intelligent second sister of St. This thought, accompanied by the morning light on the wall, convince Jane that she sees a ghostly vision from another world. Since Victorian women were governed by routine — eating at the same time daily, taking physical exercise at the same time — bowel movements and even urination were probably as well-timed as the rest of their lives. Sibyl: The gypsy fortune-teller character played by Rochester.
Warning: this is a long post. Wrapped in a flashback of then-octogenarian Adele, rediscovering the letters during World War I, the narrative begins shortly after Celines death. But Grace Poole according to the novel was hired from Grimbsy Retreat apparently a mental institution to take care of Bertha. A plot abounding in absurdities and inconsistencies Now certainly there never was a plot, which pretended to be a plot, of looser texture than that of Jane Eyre. She feels blessed beyond anything language can express, because she and Rochester love each other absolutely.
Rochester asks Jane to tend Richard Mason's wounds secretly while he fetches the doctor. The nursemaid, Bessie, proves to be Jane's only ally in the household, even though Bessie occasionally scolds Jane harshly. This brings Bessie, Miss Abbot, and Mrs. Finally, like Jane, Charlotte became a governess. John becomes somewhat closer to Jane.
At the writing of this story, Jane has been married for ten years. Helen and Miss Temple are Jane's two main role models who positively guide her development, despite the harsh treatment she has received from many others. Just after the horse passes her, it slips on a patch of ice, and its rider tumbles to the ground. John Rivers, Diana and Mary's brother and a clergyman, rescues her. So even if it started out slow, it definitely grew on me and I was drawn in more and more.