Charlotte Brontes use if writing is very unique. The way she describes the characters makes you think. She has depicted Bertha mason the first wife if Mr. Rochester. Bertha Mason was a woman who was struck with a mental illness who is then hidden and locked away in the attic of Thornfield.
Bertha mason is the wife of Mr. Rochester. She stands in between of Jane and Mr. Rochester's marriage. We first hear of Bertha Mason in chapter 11 when Jane hears a strange laugh. Jane had confused Bertha Mason and Grace Poole. When Jane had heard a strange laughter she assumed it was grace Poole, but in reality is was Bertha Mason. Also she believed Grace Poole tried to kill Mr. Rochester by setting his bed sheets on fire, but it was Bertha Mason who tried to kill her husband. In chapter 26 that is when we really here about Bertha Mason, when she really is introduce in the novel. Bertha Mason tried to destroy janes life and also happiness.
The reason why Bertha is introduced into the text is because she is supposed to be and obstacle in janes life and happiness. Bertha Mason is the key factor and transforming people relationship with one another. Bertha Mason really never had a true relationship with Mr. Rochester, her husband. They never really got to know one another. In the novel we get a sense that Mr. Rochester has forgotten about his wife Bertha. He would like to start a new life by marrying Jane.
In chapter 26 Jane is getting ready for her wedding. Jane has been having doubts and dreams that something may go wrong with their relationship and marriage. For example when Jane dreams about her and Mr. Rochester drifting apart from one another. "I dreamt another dream, sir: that Thornfield Hall was a dreary ruin, the retreat of bats and owls. I thought that of allthe stately front nothing remained...