Jane Eyre Themes

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This novel tells the story of Jane Erye's growing up and maturization. Although the novel does not tell all the details of Jane's growing up, it does address the main events that help her develop into the person she becomes. These events include her unhappiness with the Reeds, her underprivileged schooling at Lowood, the disappointment she feels when she learns Mr. Rochester is already married, and finally her ability to begin a new life for herself in a new area.

Despite Jane's lack of love from her adoptive family and her lack of opportunities, Jane makes the best of what she is given. She learns all she can while at Lowood. In fact she does so well that she obtains a teaching position at the school. When Bessie visits Jane at the school, she marvels that Jane had done better even than the Reed children who...

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