Charlotte Brontë Writing Styles in Jane Eyre

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Point of View

The story is told from the first person point of view. It is Jane's story told from her own point of view. As a result of this point of view, the reader only experiences what Jane experiences and knows only what she knows. As she is telling her own story, Jane takes the opportunity to address her readers personally, a technique that adds impact to certain portions of the novel.

This story is told through a combination of dialogue and descriptive passages. It is through the dialogue sections of the novel that the reader is allowed to know the thoughts and feelings of other characters in the novel. It is through Jane, however, that the reader learns about the passage of time in the action, the conditions under which she lives and the feelings she has.

Setting

Although this entire novel is set in the country...

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