Comparison Between Jane Eyre And Bertha Mason From Jane Eyre

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“I bent forward: first surprise, then bewilderment, came over me…this was not Sophie, it was not Leah …The shape standing before me had never crossed my eyes within the precincts of Thornfield Hall before…Its seemed, sir, a woman, tall and large…It was a discoloured face—it was a savage face. I wish I could forget the roll of the red eyes…the lips were swelled and dark…Shall I tell you of what it reminded me? ...the vampire.” If a person were to read this quote for the first time, his instinct would be of a stereotypical mystery or even horror book. But in fact, this comes from Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte, with a plot nothing like what one might think from this passage. This shows that no matter what the plot of story is; in this case two people’s journey to find love, there is some mystery that keeps the reader guessing.Jane experiences several of Bertha’s crazy escapes from the attic, but is completely unaware of who or what she is. This lack of knowledge of Jane’s brings in a sense of suspense and terror to the plot. Without this fear that Bertha’s character creates in Jane’s life, the story would just be another tale of love. Jane becomes more curious about the mystery hidden deep in Thornfield Hall and begins to think the person causing the mayhem is Grace Poole. The dread of Bertha produces a dark cloud over Thornfield, symbolizing the secrets kept by its residents, specifically Mr....

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