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Jane And Mr. Rochester In Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte

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Nobody lives a perfect life. People will experience certain things that may have a great impact on them. For some, being let down or disappointed might be more normal than being happy. In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the life lived by the protagonist, Jane, is full of disappointments. She was seldom happy, and when she did find her happiness in the man she loved, even he seemed to cross her. If her life wasn’t such as sad one, the events that occurred wouldn’t have impacted her the way they did. Jane could count on everyone to upset her, lie on her, bring her down. She could count on one person to make her feel content, Mr. Rochester. By now, Jane is accustomed to being disappointed.

After discovering that they both love each other so very dearly, Mr. Rochester and Jane were getting married. When they get to the church and are beyond ready to tie the knot, they can’t. Jane gets slapped in the face with the fact that Mr. Rochester is already married to a woman who is still alive, and her name is Bertha Mason. This is Bertha’s formal introduction into the story, in the 26th chapter. She was introduced previously, however, as “the madwoman in the attic”. It was said that Bertha was downright insane, and she was in the care of Grace Poole. Her previous introduction was back in chapter 20 as “Grace Poole’s own goblin” (ch 20 pg 219). That was when she attacked Mason, her brother. As more of the truth behind the goblin unfolds, certain details become easier to understand. Once Bertha is introduced in the church as Mason’s sister, it can be understood why he came to Thornfield in the first place: to check on his sister. Mr. Rochester seems to loathe this woman beast that he calls “that fierce ragout”. “Compare these clear eyes with the red balls yonder – this face with that mask – this form with that bulk, then judge me, priest of the gospel and man of the law, and remember with what judgement ye judge ye shall be judged!” (ch 26 pg 312). Mr. Rochester compared Jane to Bertha, wanting them to see the reason why he chose to marry her and not say anything about Bertha’s existence.
The way Bertha is, so wild and scary, is almost like what Jane would be like if she would let out all of her repressed fears and anger from previous hardships in her life. Since Jane really loves Mr. Rochester, gaining knowledge of his wife, that has been at Thornfield since they...

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