Jane Eyre Narrative Analysis

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Many novels begin with an exciting sentence that would grab the readers’ attention. Strangely, the opening sentence for Jane Eyre is quite different from those books. I wonder why Charlotte Brontë chooses to use an unadorned statement to start her novel. After consideration, I believe that although the sentence may seem straightforward, there might be more implications. Therefore, I develop my own interpretation. I believe that Brontë wants to use simple words to create a gloomy setting for the novel. She also hopes to show the narrator’s character through this sentence. Readers are able to identify the narrator’s strong character through this sentence since the narrator seems very confident and has no doubt in her voice. The idea Helen is trying to teach Jane is that people should embrace their enemies with love and forgive the injuries they had done. As Christ says, one should…show more content…
I suspect that this secret is probably related to Grace Poole and her mysterious laugh. In the next part of the book, this secret might bring great dangers to the people in Thornfield, especially to Mr. Rochester and Jane. This secret would be the greatest challenge that Mr. Rochester and Jane have to overcome. When the secret is being revealed, it might cause Jane to break up with Mr. Rochester and leave Thornfield. At the beginning of the book, I wonder why Jane Eyre was written in a first person point of view, instead of a third-person point of view. As I read on, I finally understand the reason why Jane Eyre is written in a first person narrative. In this passage, Jane describes her love toward Mr. Rochester. If this novel is written in other perspectives, the readers won’t be able to know the details of Jane’s feelings toward Mr. Rochester. I believe that if this book is written in a third person point of view, the story might be less

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