How does Charlotte Brounte Create Sympathy For Jane In The First Two
Chapters Of The Novel?
Jane Eyre is a fictional autobiography which was written in 1848. It
is about a young girl who is abused and tortured by her aunt and
cousins, (the people she lives with).
There are many ways that Charlotte Brounte creates sympathy for Jane
in the first two chapters. However the four main ways are: the
setting, the language used, the structure of the chapters and finally
the social content.
In the first chapter, the setting is in a room where Jane is reading a
book. The writer uses pathetic fallacy in this chapter to describe
the weather as well as how Jane is feeling. ‘Chilly afternoons’
describes the weather which was then followed by ‘dreadful to me’;
this shows the way Jane was felling. The writer firstly describes the
weather and then describes and then describes the link to how Jane is
feeling. (The cold walks that are described in this chapter are also
tied to the cold treatment Jane gets). This is effective because it
gives the reader the image of a dull, cold day and makes them fell
sorry for Jane as it is like the treatment that affects her. The
writer uses words such as ‘sombre’ and ‘cold’ to create a wintry
setting; it also gives the effect of a miserable day which Jane is
in. However in the second chapter, the setting changes from cold and
damp to more of a gothic setting which is quite frightening. It is in
this chapter, where Jane is locked...