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Jane Eyre Presentation By: Taylor Laurence, Nicole Liang, Drew Hall, Giselle Burges, Jesse Hudak
Literal Meaning of Prompt “Evaluate the book as a reflection of the times” The literal meaning of this prompt is how the events of Jane Eyre relate to the time period.
Lack of Food “How glad I was to behold a prospect of getting something to eat! I was now sick from inanition, having taken so little the day before” (Bronte 43).
Lack of Food Most children of the time period were generally malnourished and underfed, since the adults did not see the children important enough to spare food. This is apparent in Jane’s life while at Lowood, when the children were either fed very little or low quality food.
Women’s Equality “I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience” (141-142). LOL NOPE
Women were held at a lower standard than men. Mr. Brocklehurst, Rochester, and St. John all believed they were superior to Jane and attempted to command her.
Women’s Equality “his sole idea in proposing to [Jane] is to procure a fitting fellow-labourer in his Indian toils” (Bronte 451). St. John looks down upon Jane, seeing her only as a tool at his disposal for his missionary goals. He tries to persuade her to accompany him and to be his wife, when he only intends to try and use her services to his benefit when he does not truly love her.
Typhus Epidemic “I felt the impression of woe as she spoke, but I could not tell whence it came; and when, having done speaking, she breathed a little fast, and coughed a short cough, I momentarily forgot my own sorrows to yield vague concern for her” (71).
Typhus Epidemic During the outbreak at Lowood, Jane is physically unaffected. At the beginning of the epidemic she is very childish and doesn’t fully grasp the severity of what is happening. She doesn’t realize that death is a bad thing. She instead spends her days outside enjoying nature and becomes an independent child with no one watching her every move. Even when she is told that Helen Burns is sick it does not register to her right away that it was serious and that Helen would die. After a sudden realization that Helen was going to die, we see Jane snap out of her childhood fantasies and see her transition from a child to an adult. With the death of Helen she is exposed to the opposite side of life; death.
Jane at Gateshead Jane refuses to take Mrs. Reed’s constant lies. After Mr. Brocklehurst leaves, Jane confronts Mrs. Reed for the first time, feeling victorious after. From this point on, Jane learns to tell people her honest opinions of them, even if her answer isn’t what they want to hear. It was very uncommon for a woman to speak out, especially a young girl. Jane is different from other women as she doesn’t change herself to accommodate for someone else’s wishes. NO STAHP MR REED