Jane Eyre Research Paper

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Right now, approximately 50,500 children in the United Kingdom are at risk of being abused! (“Incidence”). Jane Eyre was not only neglected but also subject to repeated physical,
emotional, and mental abuse . Not only was she a victim of abuse but her abusers where none other than the people entrusted to protect her well-being. Yes, that’s right, her abusers where her Aunt Reed, and Cousins John, Georgina, and Eliza Reed. Jane, being a strong willed independent individual suffers through it and ends up sustaining a rather happy life. As one George Washington once said “Truth will always prevail where there is pains to bring it to light”.
I couldn’t wish the pain the Reed children inflict upon Jane on even my worst enemy. It may seem like John’s abuse was more damaging due to its violent nature but in reality Georgina & Eliza’s abuse was way more damaging to Jane; why? Well because it has a lasting effect on how she looks at herself. Mrs. Reed looks down on Jane and like Mother like daughter; the two sisters look down on her as well. Not only that but they also call her rude and degrading names and scold her for the pettiest things, just like their Mother. John took a different approach, no he wasn’t nice to her; instead of scolding and name calling - he hollered at her and became physically abusive. Not once, not twice, but multiple times, the most notorious attack on her was when he throws the bird book and hits her in the head causing a mild concussion(Bronte 15). Unlike most children her age she didn’t cry, instead she stood up and looked him right in the eyes.
Everyone has their limits, eventually she had reached hers. Normally, Jane would bite her tongue and refrain from fighting back, she would suffer in silence. Everyone has that point where once you push them past it they will make you regret it, and that’s exactly what happened. One day she loses it, according to Charlotte Bronte Jane says “I will never call you aunt again as long as I live, I will never come to see you when I am grown up… People think you are a good woman, but you are bad; hard-hearted. You are deceitful!”(Bronte 47) Jane...

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