Jane Eyre Essay

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1. "Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine." (p. 72)Context:Jane was talking to the nurse Bessie that last day before she had to leave to Lowood school. In Mrs. Reed's house nobody liked Jane. However, Bessie who was also usually hard on her, showed little affection that day. Bessie was emotional and talkative, asking Jane for a hug and a kiss. Jane gladly shared the moment, with an open heart, which was the "gleam of sunshine" in a life, full of hostile and humiliating people.Meaning:For all ten years Jane had lived withLogMrs. Reed, she felt unwanted and unloved, but the genuine kindness of Bessie really made her feel special. Jane finally discovered a positive side of her life. She was also happy and excited to leave the place where nobody seemed to care about her. Despite the unclear future, Jane was more willing to take the risk than bearing with the lifestyle she had. Literary devices:The quote uses first-person narrator, the persona, because these are Jane's words. An example is the use of the word "my". The line also presents the reader with imagery by which the "gleams of sunshine" describe Jane's feeling of her life being lightened. The tone is positive since Jane feels happy with the change that occurred in her last day at Mrs. Reed's house. The mood is compassionate and gives the reader a chance to deeply think of the impact a little kindness could have in the girl's life.Personal Reflection:This quote made me reflect on Jane's life. How tortured she must have been ifJournalBessie's one time affection and compassion were her "gleam of sunshine"? Was it really the abrupt change in the nurse' attitude that made the child's life to "shine"? Jane would not care less for one more day in the house full of hatred. It did made a difference that Bessie showed her human side the very last day Jane was spending in Mrs. Reed's home.From my own experience, I know that in moments when nothing goes right, small and unexpected things are what make my day. At these moments I talk to myself that maybe not everything is that terrible and that better days are ahead of me.I try to see the situation from Jane's view and feel her pain and suffering. Then, as I read the book, I begin to see the reasons behind her decisions, because there is a silver lining for every cloud.2. "Sometimes I think I am in Northumberland, and that the noises I hear round me are the bubbling of a little brook which runs through Deepden, near our house; - then, when it comes to my turn to reply, I have to be wakened; and, having heard nothing of what was read forLoglistening to the visionary brook, I have no answer ready." (p. 89)Context:Jane was in Lowood school and she was referring to Helen- a classmate of her. Jane explained to Helen how easy it was to pay attention in class. Helen agreed in general, but admitted her difficulties to stay focused. She described her day dreaming of a place she lived in before coming to school, and how it made her ignore everything...

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