You think wrong! He asks them whether or not a Jew will bleed when pricked, or whether or not they experience emotion, or have dimensions. Just as his famous speech is one for the equality of the races, this quote is one for the equality of the sexes. Showing that as a women she is no different from him, and thus should be treated no differently is evidently attempting the same effect as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice.
Jane Eyre lived a hard life, filled with hatred and anger. However, her ability to overcome all of this shows her strength, a power that women such as Blanche Ingram or the other superficial women would not posses. Her ability to comfort the aunt who had once treated her terribly is more power than some people could ever hope to obtain. Though the death of her good friend Helen did effect Jane deeply, her maturation throughout the novel gives her the ability to cope with disaster more readily.
When she found out that the man she loved was already married, she was able to control herself better than many men would ever be able to.
However, she was still able to break free. Though her leaving could be interpreted in many ways: as an attempt to follow the moral pathways for once; perhaps as a religious enlightenment; or as a display of the power she has accumulated as a women and her ability to resist to power of others something another women may not have been able to do. Though it took strength to leave Rochester, it was not simply through this strength that she acted. We are able to see that in fact she felt terribly.
This may have been used to express that though the two sexes should be treated equally, their differences do exist. The emotional side of females is thoroughly shown in this quotation. Jane appears to have been almost completely taken away by these feelings, whereas Rochester not so much. Though this is left up to the reader to decide, as with many other aspects of this novel, it appears to me that Bronte is attempting to express the feminine side of Jane.
This is one of the few times in the novel when we get such a close look at the female side of Jane, and thus allows us to reevaluate our gender specific thinking. By acquiring an inheritance and overcoming her lowly past as a governess, Jane is able to get the upper hand in her relationship with Rochester, who is not only male, but landed nobility, and thus controls Jane's health, happiness, and future to a great extent.
By the end of the novel, emotion has made the two equals, and rather than Rochester taking Jane to the moon and feeding her manna, making her dependent on him for all her needs Bronte, This is absolutely in tune with the rest of her character; Jane has an un-Romantic attachment to truth, and a Romantic loathing of hypocrisy that makes her as strong as any Byronic hero.
Bronte's recounting of Jane's childhood is peppered with instances in which she sees through the hypocrisy of the adult world Oates, Rather, she is a realist, having experienced suffering firsthand, but unwilling to sink to the level of those who made her suffer. The ending of the novel also conforms to a number of conventions of the gothic literary style.
The symbolism of the burnt estate as the beginning of a new life for the couple in question is echoed in earlier and later narratives, notably Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca, written almost a century later Mellor, Unlike the thoroughly realist Rebecca, Bronte's work retains the moralizing tendencies of the Romantic era, using the tragedy as a transformative event.
That is, after losing a hand and his sight in the fire while trying to save Bertha Mason his mad wife , Rochester is docile, tame, domesticated. The fire accomplishes what not even strong, willful Jane Eyre could have done -- it makes Rochester powerless before the random terror of Nature Penner, Not woman, but fire, has made Rochester a more moral person, able to see his own faults and be more charitable to others.
In the Victorian era that followed, women would be seen as agents of domestication and moral education, whose duty was to tame the wild male passions. Even though Jane's married life is described only in terms of abstract ecstasies of the spirit, the reader must discern that Rochester's blindness, even if it is in the end reversible, is not part of an ideal life. However, Bronte's story is not a myth, and does not portray a perfect, or even perfectible, life.
For a novel that explores the depths of human suffering, the only happy ending is one that treats that suffering responsibly, without sweeping it under the rug or magically disregarding it Oates, The reader is not convinced that Jane and her new husband are really having an easy time of it at Ferndean. However, Bronte's model couple are not drowning themselves in the blindness of new love, and are both well aware of each other's human fallibility, which is probably a better ending than these two characters might expect otherwise Mellor, In conclusion, Jane Eyre ends both well and appropriately for the story and the author's setting.
The novel ends well in that it is not a pat or hurried ending, and was clearly planned out in great detail and to great effect, to the point that one might imagine Emily Bronte betting Charlotte that she could not write a novel that ended with man and woman being absolute equals in marriage, and Charlotte producing Jane Eyre to satisfy the bargain.The reader is not convinced that Jane and her new husband are really having an easy time of it at Ferndean. The novel ends well in that it is not a pat or hurried ending, and was clearly planned out in great detail and to great effect, to the point that one might imagine Emily Bronte betting Charlotte that she could not write a novel that ended with man and woman being absolute equals in marriage, and Charlotte producing Jane Eyre to satisfy the bargain. Although any woman who did this would be stigmatized as improper or a mistress, Jane rejects the traditional roles of women and offers to go anyway. In the face of Mrs. I don't want to marry, and never shall marry" She suffers a lot in her pursuit of true love.
London: Penguin, A marriage without love is lifeless therefore a perfect match is based on love, equality in status and a good fortune. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh; — it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal, — as we are.
Aunt Reed always treats Jane as an encumbrance inferior to a maid. Your time is important. In face of such hardships in life, a courageous woman should be brave enough to battle against it and self-esteem is the primary element to protect. Her aunt Mrs. In the Victorian period, the society is man controlled and man dominated, and women are subject to the voice of men.
The survival instincts of both Jane and Rochester serve mainly to provide a contrast to the bald melodrama that typifies their declarations of love to each other. Rochester is a constant struggle for her to maintain her own individual identity; she plays the role of servant yet makes it perfectly clear to him that she does not consider herself below him in terms of spiritual qualities. Rochester loses sight of both eyes and disabled.
The paper draws on three criticisms of both the novel and Romantic literature in general to conclude that, yes, it is indeed a good ending because it both fits the prevailing realism of the main character's worldview, and conforms to the predominant literary trends of the period.