Jane Eyre Essay | Feminism in Jane Eyre

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Feminism in Jane Eyre

Summary: Examines themes of feminism, retreat and silence in the novel Jane Eyre. Provides a detailed plot summary. Details Jane's efforts breaking free from the chains of male dominated society, becoming independent, self-aware, and happy.
Jane Eyre was written in a time where the Bildungsroman was a common form of literature. The importance was that the mid-nineteenth century was, "the age in which women were, for the first time, ranked equally with men as writers within a major genre" (Sussman 1). In many of these novels, the themes were the same; the protagonist dealt with the same issues, "search for autonomy and selfhood in opposition to the social constraints placed upon the female, including the demand for marriage" (Sussman). Jane Eyre fits this mould perfectly. Throughout the novel, the reader follows Jane Eyre on a journey of development from adolescence to maturity to show that a desire for freedom and change motivates people to search for their own identity. Jane begins to form her identity with the aid of many characters she encounters at Lowood, Thornfield, and Marsh End. Miss Maria Temple...

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