Religion In Jane Eyre Research Paper

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Throughout Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, I continued to notice the influence of religion on Jane Eyre along with other characters. In the beginning of the book when Jane is being interviewed to go to the school the only things she is asked about is her religious practice, and what her understanding of things after death. I was very interested in this and it intrigues me that religion was such a huge part of daily life in the Victorian age. During Jane’s adventures she is constantly heavily influenced by religion, both practiced by herself and others. One of the many characters that strongly influences Jane through religious belief is Mr. Brockelhurst. For a boarding school in the Victorian era daily prayers and hymns is widely practiced and classes are centered around God and other Christian beliefs , however Mr. Brockelhurst takes this to the extreme when he practices the evangelic idea with his students. -“if ye suffers hunger or thirst for my sake, happy are…show more content…
Brockelhurst. Instead of causing others pain and suffering trying to save their souls from sin, she lets others do such to her and endures it without complaint, believing that angels are forever watching us and that for all suffering in a mortal world she will be granted to heaven and rewarded for her suffering. Helen is quite similar to Mr. Brockelhurst in that she takes it to an extreme but instead of other people dying from her blind faith, she herself ends up dying. -“Spirits watch us, for they are commissioned to guard us, and if we were dying in pain and shame, if scorn smote us on all sides and hatred crush us, angels see our tortures, recognize our innocence . . . why, then, should we ever sink overwhelmed with distress, when life is soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness . . . to glory?”

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