Jane Eyre Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Rochester and Jane.
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Rochester and Jane: Unlikely Heroes in "Jane Eyre"

Summary: A comparison of the traditional idea of heroes to Jane and Rochester, who don't fit that mold in Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre." Traditional heroic traits are compared to the traits of these two characters. Bronte stnads against conformity and the status quo through Jane and Rochester.
In a world composed of so many gray areas and ambiguous shadows, rarely anything is in black and white. Like a painting, one's life and the people in it are more than flat colors; they have intricate shading and hidden layers. However, in the world of literature, many situations and characters are often depicted in black and whites; complete opposites. In Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester and Jane are the total antithesis of the traditional hero/heroine figure. They go "against the grain" so to speak.

The stereotypical hero is both charming and handsome, while the heroine is usually a stunning, strong, independent woman. In the Scarlet Pimpernel, Sir Percy Blakeney, the hero, is good-looking and noble. His wife, Marguerite, is charismatic, intelligent, and beautiful. Together, they are a perfect example of the classical hero and heroine stereotypes. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary states that...

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