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As an English idiom goes, "Beauty is but skin-deep". A person's great virtue, a noble soul, a beautiful heart can be called as an everlasting beauty. The thesis focuses on the analysis of Jane Eyre's beauty, on the assumption that more people may act like "Jane" and possess inner beauty. First, it introduces the author Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre' path of life, as well as its historical background of this work. Second, it mainly analyses the characters in Jane Eyre through her life experience in terms of psychology, language, mentality, behavior and so on to reflect the theme. Third, it is about Jane's love. It express Jane' longing and pursuit for the most beautiful characteristic of human beings, which enlighten us greatly. Finally, it has a discussion about Jane's personalities and concludes that Jane is a beautiful feminist.
Jane. Eyre is written by famous talented English woman novelist Charlotte Bronte in 1846. It is Charlotte Bronte's second novel and is one of her masterpieces. In this work, Charlotte Bronte pictures an amazing female heroine Jane.Eyre in British Literature. Although having more than 152 years by now, this work is popular with lots of people because of its heroin Jane Eyre. In the early years of the 19th century Victorian Age, it is a male-dominated and "money above all" society, and women are regarded as second-class, unexpectedly, emerging a girl who disdains money and power and has a great courage to combat traditional injustice and oppression. Everyone has his or her own standard for what is beauty. Generally, there are two kinds of beauty, physical beauty and inner beauty. In Jane's period, people usually measure a person on the basis of social status, wealth and physical beauty. On the contrary, Jane is an orphan, penniless and plain. She possesses neither wealth nor physical beauty, which are considered symbols of a women's social position in her times.
However, our heroin has unique character that makes her beauty everlasting. Little Jane is an orphan, brought up by her despotic and prejudiced aunt. In her aunt's Gates heed, Jane is treated cruelly. Being rebellious, she is packed off to a charity school. The school' condition is very poor and its administration is harsh and severe. Jane sets herself to learn and qualifies herself as a teacher. Then Jane is ambitious to advertise for a post, and leaves the charity school to be a governess. In Jane's path of life, she dares to challenge traditional opinions and oppression. Jane's witted mind and independent character win other's respect for her. Her indomitable spirit changes her fate. No matter how difficult and strenuous, she never gives up straggling for freedom and equality. Jane is a marvelous person, a beautiful feminist.
â… . Overview of Jane .Eyre
Jane Eyre is the masterpiece of Charlotte Bronte who is a famous talented English critical realist woman novelist in the 19th century. It ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction, although having more than 152 years by now. It is popular with lots of people because of its heroine- Jane. Eyre.
A. Introduction to Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte was born at Thornton, in Yorkshire England, the third of six children. Her father, Patrick Bronte, an Irish Anglican clergyman, her mother, Maria Barnwell Bronte, died of cancer on September 15th 1821. In August 1824, charlotte Bronte were sent with three of her sisters to the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge. Its poor conditions, permanently affects her health and physical development, and hastens the deaths of her two elder sisters about 11 and 10 years old. Soon after, she moved from the school and lived with her surviving brother and sisters, Emily and Anne. They began to write stories, articles and poems together. In order to get normal education, Charlotte continued her education at Roe Heed School in Mir field from 1831 to 1842, where she met her lifelong friends and correspondents. Between 1835 and 1838, she returned as a teacher. In 1839, she took up the first of many positions as governess to a family in Yorkshire, a career she pursued until 1841.
After her aunt died of internal obstruction in October 1842, Charlotte returned alone to Brussels in 1843. In May 1846, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne published a joint collection of poetry under assumed names of Currer, Ellis and Action Bell, although only two copies were sold, they decided to continue writing for publication and began working on their first novels. It is very unfortunate, in 1848 her brother died of Chronic Bronchitis. Emily and Anne both died of pulmonary tuberculosis in 1848 and 1849 respectively. She and her father left alone. Under the very hardship condition, Charlotte continuously worked hard in the journey of creating literature and published Shirley and Villette and began to create long novel Emma in 1853. On June 1854, Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls, her father's curate. She died nine months later during her first pregnancy.
B. Historical Background
The early years of the Victorian Age was a time of rapid economic development. England developed into a rich, advanced industrial country; however, there were many social problems, for instance the sharpest contrast between the rich and the poor and rigid social hierarchy. In this period, women were still regarded as second-class hierarchy. However some outstanding women appeared, such as famous women writers Bronte sisters. They were great English realists of the time. They created pictures of bourgeois civilization, showing the misery and suffering of the common people. Although capitalist has appeared, old convention and prejudice remained dominant. Women were still regarded as the second-class hierarchy. At this time, women were employed as cheap labor and were forced to do very hard jobs, and they did not get the vote until 1918. So in the late period of Victorian Age, a feminist movement started fighting for women's equality and freedom, and for their educational and employment opportunities. Petitions to parliament advocating women's suffrage were introduced as early as in the 1840.
C. Jane Eyre's Path of Life
Jane Eyre's life is full of tears, misery, and starvation, but she constantly strives to become stronger and has the courage to fight continuously for freedom and equality. She becomes strong-minded and persistent in struggling against her fate.
1. Life in Gatesheed and Lowood Institution
Jane Eyre is an orphan, so brought up by her uncle. When she is ten years old, her uncle died too. Little Jane is left to live with her aunt Mrs. Reed who is despotic, prejudiced, harsh and unsympathetic. Mrs. Reed lets her daughters and son cluster round her perfectly happy and keeps little Jane at a distance. Mrs. Reed declares that Jane is not important than a servant in her family. Other peoples do not give any sympathy to Jane because she is not pretty and her parents leave her nothing. Some of the servants prejudice to her. Furthermore, Jane is often beaten and insulted by her cousin John. As Jane says that every nerve she has fears him, and every morsel of flesh in her bones shrinks when John come near. One day John strikes Jane cruelly and hard. When John lifts the book to hit her, she really cannot bear bad-treatment any more and change her tolerance to rebellious feelings. She points to John, claims that he is wicked and cruel boy, and is like the evil rulers of ancient Rome. Then, Mrs. Reed imprisons Jane in the red-room in which Jane's uncle Reed died. While locked in it, Jane believes that she sees her uncle's ghost, then Jane creams and faints, the fear that children of this age can truly feel.
When Jane awakes to find her in the care of Bessie who is a servant in Gates heed and she is the only one who gives Jane lots of kindness. In addition, the kind doctor who suggests Mrs. Reed to send Jane to school, then Jane goes to Lowood, a charity school, the school condition is very harsh and the girls could not even keep the simplest living standard. The school headmaster is very severe and hard-heated person who prevents the girls from having normal mental growth. At here, Jane befriends a young girl named Helen Burns. The students in this school often suffer starvation and frost. The bad condition and imperious rules make all the pupils lose their clever children nature and make most of them tend to catch diseases easily. A massive typhus epidemic sweeps Lowood, and Helen dies of consumption. Jane survives for her tenacious will power. She spends eight more years at Lowood. During the eight years, Jane becomes a teacher after six years' hard work.
2. Tutor in Thornfield Hall
After years of misery in the Lowood School, Jane advertises for a position of governess finally she is employed to teach an eight years old French girl named Adele whose custodian is Mr.Rochester master of Thornfield Hall. Jane gets along with Adele very well. As for Rochester, he is a very proud, sardonic, harsh and moody master of Thorfield Hall but he is kind-hearted to Jane. At here Jane also meets a kindhearted Miss Temple who has no power in the word but possesses great spiritual strength and charm, not only she shelters Jane from pain, she also encourages her intellectual development.
One night Jane saves Rochester from a fire. As for the fire, Rochester claims that a drunken servant named Grace Pool starts it. Nevertheless, because Grace Poole continues to work at Thornfield, Jane concludes that she has not been told the entire story. Rochester continues to admire Jane and look after her tenderly. Moreover, Rochester gives her a true sense of belonging. At the same times, Jane finds herself fall in love with him deeply. However, unfortunately, on the morning of her wedding day, Jane knows the fact that Rochester has married Bertha Mason in Jamaica some fifteen years earlier and now Bertha is still alive and living at Thornfield. No matter how sorrowful Jane is, she leaves Thornfield finally.
3. Life in Moor House and the Manor house of Ferndean
Jane uses up all her small stored money for the coach, so she has to suffer starvation. Because of having no money and hungriness, Jane is forced to sleep outdoors. She actually begs for food. She is almost dead on the Moors. Luckily, St. John Rivers and his sisters save her with great efforts. It happens that Jane is dieing but the servant refuses to give her aid, no matter how Jane pursues sincerely. At this moment, St. John Rivers comes back and saves her kindly. At here John's two sisters Mary and Diana, they take her under the shelter of their roof giving her kind aid. Jane enjoys the time the pleasure arising from the perfect agreement in taste, feeling and ideas with them. Indoors they agree equally well. Jane is eager to accept any means of employment that can support her. With St. John River's help, she gets a job as a teacher in charity school in Morton. Jane carries on the work of the village school as actively and faithfully as she can. She gains social respect from her teaching. The student's parents are grateful to her. One day, a lawyer declares that Jane's Uncle John Eyre has died and left her large fortune, which surprise Jane greatly. Simultaneity Jane knows that John and his sister are her cousins. Jane immediately decides to share her inheritance equally with her three newly found relatives. After a period, St. John finds that Jane is helpful for his missionary if he takes Jane as his wife, so he tries to persuade Jane to marry him and travel to India as a missionary. However, Jane realizes that she can never abandon the man she truly loves. One night when it seems that Jane hears Rochester's voice calling her name over the moors, she immediately hurries back to Thorn field and finds it has been burned to the ground by Bertha Mason who lost her life in the fire. Rochester saved the servants and his mad wife but lost his eyesight and one of his hands. Jane goes to a new residence, Fern dean where Rochester lives with two servants named John and Mary. At here, Rochester and Jane rebuild their relationship and soon get married. Jane and Rochester enjoy perfect equality in their life together. After two years, Rochester regains sight in one eye and soon Jane gives birth to their first baby. They feel very happy because they are together after a long-suffering.
â…¡. Analysis of Main Characters of Jane Eyre
After reviewing a long journey of Jane's spirit, from the readers point of view, what she gives us is not a pretty face or a transcendent temperament that make us admire deeply, but a huge charm of her personality, She is a marvelous figure, and it is safe to say that Jane Eyre gives readers treasure spirit.
A. Self-respect and Pursuit of Freedom and Independence
From Jane's journey of life, we have learned that she was exposed to a hostile environment but continuously and fearlessly struggles for her ideal life. The story can be interpreted as a symbol of the independent spirit. When Jane lives in Gatesheed for ten years, little Jane suffers with hard work, mistreatment and unchanging hatred, so Jane has no one to rely on. Her hobby is reading. She always observes circumambient thing with her witted mind, when in Lowood School, although condition is so harsh that oppresses human nature, and Jane often bears starvation and frost with other orphans, but she says that she would not exchange stay in Lowood with Ggateshead's privations and daily luxuries. Jane learns variety of subjects to enrich her brain. After six years, Jane becomes one of teachers at here. Under the tyrannical controlled ruler, Jane feels that she would relish a new challenge, so she advertises for a work as tutor. At Thornfield Hall, Jane shows her independence fully. First, she works as a governess to support herself. She gets along with Adele very well; she teaches what she knows to this little girl. In spite of Jane is plain and penniless, Rochester falls in love with her, and Jane feels as if he were her relative rather than her master, although rich Rochester would be glad to help Jane, Jane refuses to his helps, her troubled comment on Mr. Rochester' proposal that Gentleman in his situation is not accustomed to marry their governess. Rochester is a man with warm heart despite a cold expression; Rochester emphasizes that Jane will be his bride so Jane does not have to work, because Rochester is very rich. At the same times, Jane still worked as Adele's governess and tries to get the information that a lawyer tells her that her uncle gives a quit amounts of inheritance, which is helpful for her marriage that she does not want to depend on Rochester's wealth. After Jane accepted Mr. Rochester' love, Rochester would like to marry Jane as a noble woman and buy jewels and expensive clothes for her, which remind Jane greatly of her poverty. Jane forbids Rochester's desire to buy them, because she loves him without regard others. Furthermore, she would like to be his friend and companion rather than someone in his possession. Jane remains economical independence by maintaining her job as the governess. She refuses to have sexual relationship with him because she does not want to lose her independence for her passion. Jane seldom spends some time with him except the moment after the dinner hours. Just as they are holding the wedding in the church, Mr. Mason come in with a lawyer declares that Mr. Rochester still has a wife who is alive. Although his wife has gone mad for many years, Rochester has been trying to convince Jane to stay with him, and Jane also loves Rochester deeply however Jane is very sorrow and conflictive in her heart. Jane fells from an eager, happy woman-a bride to a cold and lonely girl again. All of her hopes are dead. She thinks that if she stayed with him as a mistress she will lose her integrity; ultimately, she will degrade herself and dependent upon Rochester for the unprotected marriage bond. No matter how Mr. Rochester persuades her to stay, Jane states, "I am a free woman with an independent will, which I now extend to leave you." Jane leaves Thorn field, quietly without dawn.
At Moor House, St. Jones and his sisters save the dieing Jane, and treat her friendly. When Jane recovers, she insists on having a work no matter how hard and humble it is. With St. Johns River's help, Jane gets a job as a teacher in a village school. It is poor condition. Jane lives in a low and dark hut. In the school, there are twenty pupils, but only three of them can read and no one can write or cipher. Jane takes on the work as actively and faithfully as she can. After a period, St. John admires Jane for her indomitable spirit, kind-heartedness and wit, so he urges to marry Jane in order to undertake missionary and trip to India, because St. John is a loyal clergyman and decides to devote his life to religious affairs. In many ways, John's proposal tempts her. Because it is an opportunity to have a decent job and to be more than a governess or schoolteacher or homemaker, it also can help to relieve Jane form the previous painful experience. Jane rejects St. John's offer of marriage because she does not want to live as a tool to serve god. St. John's proposal leads Jane understands that, paradoxically, a large part of one's personal freedom is found in a relationship of mutual emotional dependence, so Jane returns to Thorn field Hall where has been burned down and became a blacken ruin. When Jane encounters Rochester in Fern dean garden, Rochester has been blind, losing one of his hand and his manor house. His wife burned it and lost her life in the conflagration. At Fern dean, Jane reunites with Rochester. Jane says "If you won't let me live with you, I can build a house of my own close up to your door, and you may come and sit in my parlor when you want company of an evening" (Chapter 37). Because Jane gets five thousand pounds inheritance from her uncle, so she gets equal marriage with Rochester.
B. Pursuit of Equality
Jane struggles continually to achieve equality and to overcome oppressions. In addition to social hierarchy, she must fight against patriarchal domination. In Gates heed, because John Reed beats Jane, Jane strikes back, the servants at here cry' for sham! for Sham! What shocking conduct, Miss Eyre, to strike young master." Jane is surprised to say "Master! How is he my master? Am I a servant?" In Jane's mind they are equal which is different from other servants who think that they are inferior that those upper class. At Lowood Institution, the school headmaster is a very serve and hard-hearted, especially very arbitrary, which make other person yield to him, but Jane is unwilling to obey him, because Jane thinks that they are equal in mind. Therefore, after two years of teaching experience, Jane goes Thorn field Hall as a governess through advertisement. When Jane arrives at Thorn field Hall, Mrs. Fairfax treats her kindly, Jane fells very comfortable because she fells equality in their conversation. In the beginning, Jane mistakes Mrs. Fairfax as the master of Thorn field, when Mrs. Fairfax tells Jane the truth that she is not the master of here but a servant, Jane dose not change her attitude to her, on the contrary, Jane fells the equality between her and Mrs. Fairfax is real equality. Jane says "So much the better-my position as all the freer."
One day, Thorn field Hall gives a party, coming of many fine people. At here, the ladies of the fashionable society look down upon Jane, but Jane never despises herself and never feels herself inferior. She thinks they are equal in spirit. Frankly, she finds that some of them are poor in inner personality though having florid outside. She is satisfied with and even proud of her honesty and independent work. Thus, Rochester is attracted by her quality of mind, courage, independence and strong personality, and falls in love with her. When Jane finds herself falls in love with Rochester deeply, she pursuits her true love with passion, because she insists on that they are equal in mind. A poor governess who is looked upon down by others dares to love a gentleman of upper-class society which are wild wishes. Jane has so great courage to challenge it, once Rochester wants to know that if Jane loved him, so he pretends to say that he will marry a rich and beautiful woman. At the same time, Rochester requires Jane to stay for him. Jane cannot help chastising Rochester "Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! - I have as much soul as you-and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard you to leave meâ€¦â€¦; ---it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the gave, and we stood at God's feet, equal,--as we are!" this is the idea of equality in Jane Eyre's mind. Yes, God has not given her beauty and wealth but instead, God gave her a kind mind and wit mind. Her idea of equality and self-respect impress us so much and let us feel the great courage in her little body. When Jane hears that Rochester has a married man, and his wife is still alive. Jane although extremely sorrow but simply leave him for equality.
At Moor House, Jane becomes a schoolteacher. All of the students come from poverty family and only two or three of them can read. Several of them are unmannered, rough and intractable, but Jane thinks that:" I must not forget that these coarsely- clad little peasants are of flesh and blood as good as refinement, intelligence, kind feeling, are as likely to exist in their hearts as in those of the beast -born." Jane returns to Rochester second time. Rochester has been blind and lost his one hands and manor house unfortunately. His mad wife is dead. Jane has a large fortune and finally marries Rochester and lives a happy life. Jane is woman who constantly pursuits equality and dignity.
C. Rebellion Against Injustice and Oppression.
Jane is a person, who desperately struggles to attain her identity in the mist of temptation, isolation, and impossible odds. Although she possesses a strong soul, she must fight against others wills constantly impose on her. She is a character full of resistance, the resistance between rebellion and convention, and that of self-respect and self-contempt. She is a character of complexity, which lies in her being neither holy good nor hellish evil. In essence, her character is a direct assault on Victorian morality, which is a challenge to the traditional role of women, religion, and mortality in the Victorian society. The child less than ten years old cries for liberation from the injustice and despotic custody of her only aunt. In one day, the pampered and atrocious John Reed is unprovoked to strike Jane. However, there is limit to Jane's tolerance so she starts to fight back. Little Jane denounces him "wicked and cruel boy! You are like a murderer-you are like a slave-driver-you are like the Roman emperors." Then Jane is doomed to be locked in the Reed room by her aunt Mrs. Reed, which is a square chamber, very seldom sleep in it. It is the largest one in the mansion but is chilly. All of its arrangements like a pale throne. What's more, her uncle is dead in just the room. In Jane's inner heart, a kind of bitter vigor still braces her likely mood of the revolted slave. Jane loses control of her feelings and cries, "unjust! unjust!"(Chapter2). When Jane believes that she see the ghost, she shocks the lock and cries desperately until she is faint. Latter, the bad-hearted Mrs. Reed would like to send Jane to the charity school, and says to Mr. Brocklehurst that Jane has not quite the character and has worst fault deceit, at this moment, Jane does not fear of the rich and arbitrary woman. When she is planning to leave for school, she says to her "I will never come to see you when I am grown up; and if anyone asks me what I think of you, and what you have done to me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and you treats me cruelly."
In Lowood School, Mr. Brocklehurst, the headmaster of the school, embodies an evangelical form of religion that seeks to strip others of their excessive pride or of their ability to take pleasure in worldly things. The representative Mr.Brocklehurst and other teachers in the school is hypocritical Christian. They possess charity but uses religion as a justification for punish the orphans. For example, Helen, who represents a model of Christianity that stresses tolerance and acceptance, she ascetically trusts her own faith and turns the other cheek to Lowood's harsh policies. Although Helen has certain strength and intellectual maturity, her character involve self-negation rather than self-assertion and Helen's submissive and ascetic nature highlight Jane's strong-mindedness. Like Jane, Helen is an orphan who longs for a home, but Helen believes that she will find his home in Heaven rather than Northern England. In addition, while Helen is not oblivious to the justices the girls suffer at Lowood, she believes that justice will be found in God's ultimate judgment. By contrast, Jane is so rebellious for the hypocritical religion and injustices, when Jane sees that a woman teacher strike a dozen blows on Helen Burns, she thinks if she were in her place and if she struck her. She would take the stick from the teacher's hand and break it under her nose. Once, Jane encounters Miss. Scatcherd one of the teachers reprimands Helen sharply and pins half dozen of untidily folded articles pin on her shoulder. Helen says to Jane that it scare indeed in shameful disorder. The next day, the teacher writes "Slattern" on a piece of pasteboard and put it on Helen's forehead until evening. Helen gets it patiently, without complaint. However, Jane resents the spectacle of Helen's resignation; there is intolerable pain in Jane's heart. Jane on the other hand, is unable to have such blind faith. Her quest is for love and happiness in the world, as well as fighting against the harsh environment, the unfair life and the conventional concept, which explore a new way for the people in a strictly hierarchal society. It is Jane's humanism under the faith of religion.
Jane is poor and plain, but she has great courage to challenge the tradition and to fall in love with Rochester forming a relationship between a lowly governess and a wealthy hobbled man. In addition, when Jane knows that Rochester gets married and his wife is alive, although his wife is mad for many years, no matter how, Jane does not succumb to be a mistress of him in no case. Because of Jane's rebellion, she does not agree to St' John River's determination, although St's John is to do good deeds and he is kind-hearted, savior and integrity, also handsome, but Jane still refuses to be wife of him with loveless.
â…¢. Beautiful Personalities of Jane Eyre
Except for Jane Eyre's main characters of analysis that have given above, there are many beautiful personalities shaking people inner soul deeply. Jane is such a great woman, for she dares to challenge people's traditional opinions with her unique character. Her so many beautiful personalities make her a charming woman.
A. Indomitable Spirit, Magnanimous Character, Wise mind
We have learnt from Jane's path of life that little Jane is an orphan and suffers hard work, mistreatment and unchanging hatred. In Jane's path of life, Jane dares to rebel and struggles for equality, freedom and happiness finally grows into maturity. At Lowood school, harsh condition, many pupils die for disease which threatens all of them life, but Jane survives with her strong-hearted and tenacious vitality. Especially, Helen's death affects Jane deeply. Helen is only best friend of Jane at there; Jane is sorrowful but still hard works constantly and avails herself of every advantage offered her. Then Jane rises to be first girl of the first class and becomes one of the office teachers. At Thorfield Hall, Jane's wit and her other unique personalities attract Rochester so much. From their conversation, we find it is so interesting. When Jane knows Rochester has already got married, she is able to control herself better than many men would never be able to. Jane does not surrender Rochester to be his mistress, although Jane gets heavy hit, but she leaves resolutely, poor, lonely and homeless. She thinks she can live with her mind and two hands. Her indomitable spirit and wit make her avoiding die in the moor and becoming good friends with St' John's two sister. After she revives, St' John proves Jane a very poor and humble work, but Jane accepts it with all her heart, because she thinks it can prove her cottage and food. When Jane returns from Manor house, she finds that Thorn field has been burned to ground. But she does not give up find Rochester although the burned sight really let person think that Rochester is died or handicapped badly actually, when Jane knows Rochester loses sight and one of his hands, Jane says "I had dreaded worse." (Chapter 36)
B. Passion and Reason
Jane's life is full of passion but she is reason as well. In her childhood, Jane struggles for freedom and independence with passion. When Jane hears that Rochester will get married with a noble beautiful Miss Blanche Ingram, Jane cannot help crying to Rochester "do you think I can stay here and become nothing to you? Do you think because I am poor, humble, and plain? I am soulless and heartless. You think wrong!" when Jane knows they love each other sincerely and deeply. Jane also arranges her life like before as a governess, keeping her dignity and independence. When Jane knows Rochester has married and his wife is alive, Jane is passion in her heart. Jane stays in a room lonely thinks much, finally says, "I must go: that I perceived well." (Chapter 26)
Jane realizes that such freedom can also mean enslavement by acting as Rochester's mistress; she would be sacrificing her dignity and integrity for the sake of her feeling.
St. John River, unlike Rochester, is a handsome young clergyman, even though he is cordial and courtly. Jane still finds John River is stubborn and detached. By listening to his voluble Calvinist speech, Jane realizes that he does not find happiness in religious faith. St' John restrains his love and passion of life, Jane almost accepts his offer of marriage but ultimately can not turn her back on passion, Jane still with passion to love Rochester, so her forceful foreboding makes her go back and want to know how Rochester is. When Jane meets Rochester at Fern dean, she has many words say to him but she does not to say. She controls her passion and knows how to do with reason.
C. Benignancy and Kindheartedness
With constant effort, Jane becomes a teacher. After two years of teaching experiences, Jane advertises for a governess to teach Adele. Adele is the little girl whose mother abandons her and Rochester is her custody, when Jane knows the fact, she gives the little girl more attention and love, likely Jane is her sister and mother. Otherwise, Blanche Ingram looks upon the little girl with mocking air, speaks to her inurbane, which makes Rochester despises the beautiful appearance and rich woman in heart, and loves Jane more. When Jane gets a letter to see her dieing Aunt Reed who has not changed a bit, her Aunt Reed dose not show remorse or apologies to Jane for her cruelty, but Jane still kiss her sincerely. At Moor house, Jane becomes a teacher, in the village school, although all of the students are poor cottagers' children and most of them can't write or cipher. They speak with the broadest accent of the district, which makes Jane difficulty to understand them. However, Jane does not look up down them, on contrast, Jane is patient to teach them and gives more help actively and as she can. While unfortunate Rochester is stone blind and loses one of his hands, Jane gives him live hope and lively life.
â…£. Jane's Love
As an old saying goes that love is the most beautiful characteristic of human being, however some person look marriage as a bargaining and measure their marriage by one's status, which make their loveless and pains are concealed by surface, they marry one but think of another one. Maybe they never taste the true love. A reader can feel the most beautiful and true love from Jane's love. Because love between Jane and Rochester is that heart and feeling are perfect response and have mutual affinity. Shakespeare says: 'The course of true love never runs smooth," Jane and Rochester gets true love after a lot suffering; Jane and Rochester love each other deeply although they undergo lots of hardship. In true love, without regard to property and rank, Jane falls in love with Mr. Rochester who has rich experience and wisdom and kind-hearted. When Rochester falls in love with Jane, he feels that he finds salvation in Jane's love. Jane loves him, but not for his wealth and high rank, however St' John River ignores Jane' feeling. Rochester loves Jane for her unique character.
In that social background, people pay too much attention to property, rank and status. There is a great disparity, if a pair of lovers suffered disagreement from their families and their friends. However, Jane and Rochester love each other heartedly; they have common idea in the mind. Mrs. Fairfax, one of Rochester's servants, is very surprised and feels puzzled that her master is madly to marry Jane, but both of them do not care about the difference of status and property or others' opinion. They pursue true love. They can smash the bonds of tradition and can surmount all obstacles. They are very happy and want to be married. However, their marriage is stopped by the fault that Rochester conceals the truth that he is married man and his wife is still alive. Honesty is very important in loves. Honesty is the basis on which mutual trust is formed. Communication is very important in inter-personal relationships, especially in love. If two people fall in love with, they should communicate honestly to each other. Then they can have a perfect love. Jane and Rochester as just like this. At beginning, because of their frank communication, then they have the love feeling. When Rochester tells all of his history, Jane understands him more. Factually, Rochester really loves her and gets true love from her.
At beginning although Rochester tries to conceal that he has a mad wife but Jane understands that Rochester is worried that she can not help enduring the fact and would leave him, now Rochester exposes his secret to Jane, which proves his sincere love for Jane. Jane forgives him in heart, but Jane does not submit to be his mistress with her dignity. Finally, Jane leaves Rochester with very heavy heart. Jane still loves Rochester because he knows it is not Rochester's fault. She still feels anxiety about Rochester because she knows Rochester loves her deeply. Therefore, she often dreams of him and gets foreboding that some dad thing will happens to Rochester. After leaving Rochester's home, Jane walks and travels without any aim. She lives in huger and cold. At roams, Jane is nearly dead because she suffers terrible hardships. St. John helps her and saves her life. St. John wants to marry Jane and takes her to India with him, although he is a little merciful and handsome, but he considers little benefit for Jane, and he does not respect her or gives her selfless love. Jane says that he will abandon half herself and go to premature death if she joined St' John Rive and if went to India. Jane insists that true love should be based on equality, mutual understanding and respect, so she knows that to marry such a stonehearted person is to become a puppet.
From Jane' path of life, we learn that Jane's life is full of tears, misery and starvation, however she never gives up the determination in struggling against her fate, and maintains her dignity. Through analysis of her characters, we learn that Jane is brave enough to uphold her own independent personality and dignity, although she possesses neither wealth nor physical beauties, which were considered symbols of a women's social position in her times. On the other hand, Jane suffers from a numbers of individuals who threaten her autonomy; she combats the injustice with great courage, and maintains her principle of justice, freedom, human dignity and morality. Meanwhile, Jane is also a sincere, wit, simple-minded, kind hearted and magnanimous young girl with passion and reason. As for Jane's love, her marriage is based on equality, respect and honesty. She looks down upon the marriage for money and refuses to be a puppet in the noble family. She truly loves Rochester instead of his wealth and social status.
The analysis above shows that Jane is different from many other women in the male-dominated society. Her unique character and beautiful soul make her more beautiful than any other beautiful heroine in famous novels. Jane' great character inspirits not only women but also men and her influences exert beyond her era and across culture. Jane's beauty enlightens that heart is the engine of body, and brain is the resource of thought, and a great soul is ensemble northern star to guide us in a long journey.