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Commentary On Bertha Mason In Charlotte Bronte´S Jane Eyre

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In the novel, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Jane meets many people each with a different story, reason and each person played a part in her life. Those people have impacted her life in such a way that it changes Jane's life forever. In those parts of her life someone new came in, they impacted her life with something new, and that something new changed how she looks on the world from the past she had. Like one women named Bertha Antoinetta Mason Rochester.
In Chapter 26, we discovered more about Bertha, a woman that looks like Jane's inner self, a wild and uncontrollable, and that she was locked away in the mansion for a long time. But before that during the wedding when Briggs told everyone that Mr. Rochester was already married, "It simply consists in the existence of a previous marriage; Mr. Rochester has a wife now living." And they were brought to see Bertha, that wasn't the first time Jane has seen her. Her first time seeing Bertha was when she was ripping up Jane's veil and got so close into Jane's face that Jane passed out from the experience. Before that Jane only knew her from the story being told to Mr. Rochester part way into the chapter. Mason said "I affirm and can prove that on the 20th October, A.D. --( a date of fifteen years back), Edward Fairfax Rochester, of Thorns hall, in the county of --, and of Ferndean Manor, in --shire, England, was married to my sister, Bertha Antoinetta Mason, his wife, a Creole, at -- Church, Spanish Town, Jamaica. The record of the marriage will be found in the register of the church--a copy of it is now in my possession. Signed Richard Mason." Then Mr. Rochester said, "That if a genuine document-- may prove I have been married, but it does not prove that the women mentioned there in as my wife is still living."
Farther on in the chapter 26 we find out the truth, that Bertha was living in the mansion, that Grace is her care taker, and she was the one that tried to kill him and stabbed Mason. And Jane can see that Bertha is like her in some ways, like the fact that they both were forced into a place they didn't want to be in by others....

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