Importance Of Dignity In Jane Eyre

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Maintaining Dignity Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte is a captivating novel about a young woman who learns the importance of independence and dignity. Jane’s character develops through a series of many struggling experiences, getting misunderstood by several people, and by having many influential teachers; which helped her make moral decisions throughout the novel. Jane learns that her happiness should not be at the expense of giving into society’s version of normal. Jane Eyre is first introduced as the outsider in her household. She is an orphan that lives with her unaffectionate aunt Reed, and her cousins; Georgiana, Eliza and John. Jane is described as very passionate, rebellious and misunderstood at a young age. She lacks the knowledge of…show more content…
She explains that many girls died of typhus at the school, but the outbreak put the school in the public eye, and Mr. Brocklehurst’s cruelty and neglect as an inspector became known. Other people who had both money and compassion got involved, built a new school building in a better place, and passed new regulations to make the school more humane. Jane then became a teacher at Lowood after finishing her education. A little later on Miss Temple got married and left the school, resulting in Jane no longer feeling content at Lowood, due to the fact that everyone she loved at the school was gone. “During these eight years my life was uniform: but not unhappy, because it was not inactive. I had the means of an excellent education placed within my reach; a fondness for some of my studies, and a desire to excel in all, together with a great delight in pleasing my teachers, especially such as I loved, urged me on: I availed myself fully of the advantages offered me. In time I rose to be the first girl of the first class; then I was invested with the office of teacher; which I discharged with zeal for two years: but at the end of that time I altered.”

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