Use Of Moral Issues In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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The moral issue of Victor’s inability to nurture the creature incorporates the consequence of his family’s death as well as his own. The presentation of moral issues in Brontë’s Jane Eyre, focuses on the idea of ethics over passion, where Jane feels that it is morally responsible to leave so that her respectable status is maintained. Similarly, Shelley’s techniques of having Victor refer to the past and present in his narrative is like a soliloquy, and readers understand how he has become ‘rendered & unsocial.’ The verb ‘rendered’ demonstrates the idea of Victor fixated with ‘the secrets of the world’, however, when the creature faces him, his ‘emotions are at this catastrophe’ demonstrating that after the creation of ‘Adam, Victor wanted…show more content…
The idea of this presentation of performing soliloquies demonstrates that characters look to the audience for guidance, which tightens the strong bond between the character and the reader. However, the idea of tainted love between Rochester and Jane demonstrates that the handkerchief embodies a ‘crumpled’ and ‘creased’ relationship (the handkerchief embodies a connection between lovers, similar to Othello). Jane feels it is ‘morally responsible’ to leave Thornfield which only spirals into a sequence of consequences for her. This is evident with ‘cold charity’, which has the effect of Brontë’s lexical choice juxtaposing Jane’s moral dignity leaving so that she is not a “slave” or a “mistress” but becomes a…show more content…
Whereas, with Frankenstein Shelley’s allusion to Dante’s Inferno “became such a thing that Dante could not have conceived” arguing that like Dante, Victor experiences hell, purgatory and finally paradise. The idea of Victor’s amoral behaviour of a lack of responsibility is evident with the hell that the “fiend” gives him; the death of his loved ones which was an "agonizing [ordeal Victor] endured." Shelley's intention of this turn of events leads Victor to feel guilty for his irresponsibility, especially with his "ignorance" for letting Justine "sacrifice" her innocent soul for taking the blame for William's death. Shelley's intention was to write a story that blended two binary opposites: the supernatural and science. Therefore, perhaps Dante's Inferno was influential as Shelley, towards the end of the novel, has Victor find his 'paradise' through death as his "eyes closed forever", denoting a similar journey that Dante faces as both characters experience purgatory. Therefore, this idea of death providing closure and freedom for Victor is reflected in Othello where the solution to their problems is

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