Презентация :"Jane Eyre".
ALL IN THE FAMILY The Clergy Daughter’s School at Cowan Bridge would became the model for Lowood, the fictitious girls’ school in Jane Eyre. Charlote’s sisters Anne and Emily Bronte both became successful writers. In 1846, Charlotte & her sisters started publishing poems and began writing novels: The Professor was Charlotte’s attempt to fictionalize her love for a college professor she had met at Brussels. In 1847 Wuthering Heights was sister Emily’s first success. Charlotte followed with Jane Eyre. Charlotte’s brother, Branwell, was a gifted painter. Emily Bronte Anne Bronte Branwell Bronte Charlotte Bronte
RIVERS FAMILY Jane’s caretakers when she leaves Thornfield – are her cousins on her mother’s side. St. John – Minister at Morton, tries to get Jane to be his missionary wife Diana and Mary – kind and independent women, serve as role models for Jane (we only see one of the sisters [Mary] in the movie) St. John Rivers
OTHER CHARACTERS (CONT.) Grace Poole – Bertha’s mysterious keeper, serves as Bertha’s scapegoat Adиle Varens – Jane’s pupil, daughter of Rochester’s old mistress, Celene Richard Mason – Bertha’s brother, exposes the secret marriage Blanche Ingram – socialite after Rochester’s money, opposite of Jane Blanche Ingram
TYPHUS Jane Eyre’s Lowood suffers an outbreak of typhus, a disease that is spread by fleas, ticks, and lice causes headaches, chills, rashes, and fevers that last up to three weeks Both tuberculosis and typhus are diseases associated with crowded, unsanitary conditions. The threat of catching one of these diseases is a major concern for the characters in Jane Eyre.
LIFE AT LOWOOD The superintendent of Lowood School is Mr. Brocklehurst. Jane immediately makes friend with a girl called Helen Burns. She also admires her head teacher Miss. Temple. As a consequence of bad conditions, typhus breaks out. Many girls die, including Helen, Jane’s best friend Jane stays at Lowood eight years as a pupil and then two years as a teacher.
THORNFIELD HALL After posting an advertisement in a local paper, Jane becomes the private governess at Thornfield Hall. Her pupil is a young French girl named Adele. Thornfield Hall belongs to a Mr. Rochester Jane does not meet him for months. Finally, Mr. Rochester returns home and stays longer than usual at Thornfield Hall
ROLE OF THE GOVERNESS With the new stress on female education, governesses were in demand. Pay was poor, but it was one of the only jobs available to educated, yet impoverished young women. Employers & other servants often shunned the governess because they felt they were “putting on airs.” Their employers would often ignore them, too, because they had a superior education, which intimidated many people – especially men.
MYSTERIES . . . One night at Thornfield, Jane wakes up and hears evil laughter... Who could this be? What is going on in Mr. Rochester’s bedroom? One day Mr. Rochester gives a party for some fine guests. In attendance is a Miss. Ingram, a beautiful woman, who adores Mr. Rochester. During the party a Mr. Mason arrives. Who is this mysterious man? What is he doing at Thornfield? What will happen to him? One day Jane receives a letter regarding Mrs. Reed, her wicked aunt. Mrs. Reed is dying and wants to see Jane again. Why would she want to see Jane again? What secret does she possess? When Jane comes back to Thornfield Hall, Mr. Rochester is very happy to see her again. He gives Jane the news that he has decided to marry. Who will he marry? Will the wedding actually take place?
JANE EYRE: A GROUND BREAKING NOVEL The heroine is small, plain, & poor The heroine is the first female character to claim the right to feel strongly about her emotions and act on her convictions This romantic ground had previously been reserved for males Such a psychologically complex heroine had never been created before
LOVE Jane is constantly in a search for love. She is searches for romantic love in Rochester, motherly love through Miss Temple and Mrs. Fairfax, and friendship through the Rivers siblings, Helen Burns, and Rochester. Jane’s search for love might stem from the scorn she felt as a child
SOCIAL CLASS Jane often feels inadequate compared to many of the other main characters in the novel. Jane feels that her love for Rochester is wrong because she isn’t from the same class. Class segregates Jane from her cousins on both sides, although it is more obvious on the Reed side. Blanche Ingram is the class opposite of Jane.
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