JANE EYRE english lit

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what chapters/quotes are moreso focused on women and how they defy the typical stereotype (how jane fights for autonomy and economic ease etc)
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what chapters/quotes are moreso focused on women and how they defy the typical stereotype (how jane fights for autonomy and economic ease etc)
Hi,

I LOVE Jane Eyre but don't recall specific chapters. I've laid out a few instances that fit, you could explore these:

- Jane as an "unruly" child - which is to say she was spirited, in touch with her emotions, intelligent and fought back against unfair treatment. This behaviour would not have been expected from someone in her position and influences her actions later on in life (discuss why, how and the impact etc)

- In her talks with Rochester she presents herself as an equal and only asks for what is fair - you could contrast her with Blanche. She only marries him when they are on an equal footing (you could discuss how powerful this is)

- She is independent, strong willed and able to make her own decisions, including the heartbreaking decision to leave Thornfield (you could look into her reasoning)

- Her motivations to reject St. John (again she will be seen as an equal, not less)

- The way she handles her inheritance (and the fact the inheritance went to her, a woman in those times, is a strong statement)

- The men in the book call Bertha mad, not Jane (this could be viewed as a comment on patriarchal society)

Hope that helps
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