Bronte’s original story narrates Jane’s story as an orphan who finds joy at the end of the story but Stevenson’s film tells the story of Jane as a person who went through a lot of pain and discrimination but did not give up.
The problems which Jane faced as an adult and a child will be discussed in this essay.
Shaking from head to foot, thrilled with ungovernable excitement, I continued - "I am glad you are no relation of mine: I will never call you aunt again as long as I live. I will tell anybody who asks me questions, this exact tale.
I will never come to see you when I am grown up; and if any one asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty." "How dare you affirm that, Jane Eyre? People think you a good woman, but you are bad, hard- hearted. " Ere I had finished this reply, my soul began to expand, to exult, with the strangest sense of freedom, of triumph, I ever felt.
Read the following passages before writing your essay The passage below has been taken from Chapter One of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Answer these questions – You may do this in note form. - What does this scene show us about Jane’s character?
Jane is an orphan, living with her Aunt Reed and cousins, John, Elizabeth and Georgiana. In this part of the chapter, John discovers Jane reading a book, on a window ledge, behind a curtain. The passage below has been taken from Chapter One of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. In Chapter Four, Mrs Reed decides to send Jane to boarding school.“Jane Eyre” is a tragedy and romantic novel which was written by Charlotte Bronte.It was adapted into film by Robert Stevenson in 1944. Reed was a sister to Jane’s father and her family was the only family Jane had so; she went to live with them.(Rowland, 281) Jane’s extended family perceived her as an evil child and this same notion of Jane been an evil child manifested again when her employer stumbled from his horse.After Jane’s employer stumbled from his horse, he accused Jane of been an evil person and the reason why he stumbled from his horse.This is an essay competition for enthusiastic young readers, who enjoy writing.It is an annual competition based on a literary text, requiring sound writing skills, a strong imagination and a desire to explore works of literary merit.Now, I'll teach you to rummage my bookshelves: for they ARE mine; all the house belongs to me, or will do in a few years. Presently he addressed me -- "Your name, little girl? I stepped across the rug; he placed me square and straight before him. Mrs Reed tells Mr Brocklehurst that Jane is a deceitful child. "Go out of the room; return to the nursery," was her mandate.Go and stand by the door, out of the way of the mirror and the windows." I did so, not at first aware what was his intention; but when I saw him lift and poise the book and stand in act to hurl it, I instinctively started aside with a cry of alarm: not soon enough, however; the volume was flung, it hit me, and I fell, striking my head against the door and cutting it. "You are like a murderer -- you are like a slave-driver -- you are like the Roman emperors! " "Jane Eyre, sir." In uttering these words I looked up: he seemed to me a tall gentleman; but then I was very little; his features were large, and they and all the lines of his frame were equally harsh and prim. " Impossible to reply to this in the affirmative: my little world held a contrary opinion: I was silent. Reed answered for me by an expressive shake of the head, adding soon, "Perhaps the less said on that subject the better, Mr. she and I must have some talk;" and bending from the perpendicular, he installed his person in the arm-chair opposite Mrs. What a face he had, now that it was almost on a level with mine! My look or something else must have struck her as offensive, for she spoke with extreme though suppressed irritation.Reed's hands still lay on her work inactive: her eye of ice continued to dwell freezingly on mine. " she asked, rather in the tone in which a person might address an opponent of adult age than such as is ordinarily used to a child. You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so: and you have no pity.That eye of hers, that voice stirred every antipathy I had. I shall remember how you thrust me back -- roughly and violently thrust me back -- into the red-room, and locked me up there, to my dying day; though I was in agony; though I cried out, while suffocating with distress, 'Have mercy! ' And that punishment you made me suffer because your wicked boy struck me -- knocked me down for nothing.