|Plot Summary of Jane Eyre|
|"Jane Eyre has a horrible childhood. She grows up and becomes a governess to the wealthy Mr. Rochester. Soon they fall in love, but a startling secret delays their wedding."
Jenna Evans, Resident Scholar
|"This work of literature by Charlotte Bronte is truly moving. Jane Eyre is the poor little girl striving for independence that we all feel deep down inside of ourselves. A true heroic character never as seen before!"
Jessica, Resident Scholar
|"Jane Eyre goes from a hateful family to a school with little money. She leaves after several years to a rich masion owned by Mr. Rochester, where she is a governess. Jane finds herself in love but a strange secret is unveiled right before her wedding."
Alli Baker, Resident Scholar
|"Jane Eyre is an orphan, who had a very difficult childhood. Neither stunningly beautiful or blessed with good prospects in life, she is nevertheless intelligent, self-assured, and austerely seductive. She becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall and falls in love with Mr. Rochester. Dark secrets and impending doom swirl about the residents of this house, but eventually everyone gets what he deserves."
Olga Maximenko, Resident Scholar
|"Early in the 19th century, orphaned Jane Eyre leaves behind a horrid Copperfield-like childhood to become the governess-teacher to a small child in the household of Edward Rochester. The owner of Thornden Hall, Mr. Rochester is rarely around, and Jane finds him somber and moody. There are also odd things happening in the upper floors of Thornden, but Jane can't quite figure the situation out. Rochester and Jane agree to marry, but the secrets of the hall come between them, and death and disfigurement lie in the future. Although the moral dilemmas of _Jane Eyre_ are not terribly ambiguous, and the heroine does not grow or change appreciably over the course of the narrative, it is a gripping and passionate first-person tale, and with a strong and creative heroine."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|"Jane Eyre, an orphan, is unloved for the first two decades of her life. she goes to work as a governess in a mansion, where she eventually falls in love with the house's owner, Mr. Rochester, who has the terrible secret of his insane wife living locked in his attic. After much inner conflict and a year away, Jane defies convention and returns to Mr. Rochester."
Leah Falk, Resident Scholar
|"Jane Eyre's struggle for kinship and external acceptance is profoundly touching. I cannot give an accurate estimation of the number of times I've wished, hoped, and experienced through the fictional eyes of Jane's heroic, yet non-tragic character. Despite the periods of destitution , her compelling tale of perseverence of mind prove Jane Eyre to be a tale of heart, strength of character, and triumph of adversity. "
Helena, Resident Scholar
|"Despite the great chasm of class differences, Jane Eyre and Rochester are united in marriage after many seemingly unsurmountable obstacles. Rochester's repentance is the most fascinating metamorphosis."
Amanda Mathieu, Resident Scholar
|"Set in 19th century England, Jane Eyre's quest is to find meaning in her life that began as an unloved orphan sent to a girl's boarding school at the age of 10. Here she embarks on an education that eventually leads to a governess' position, where she meets the worldy, intriguing and wealthy Edward Rochester. There begins an tenuous relationship that grows into a semi-tragic romance in one of the greatest books I've ever read."
Scott McCamish, Resident Scholar
|" Thought it is wasnt' recognised for this subject when it was released, Jane Eyre is a major feminist novel. The story tells of a bright young woman, betrayed by those she had hoped loved her, taking her life in her own hands and making something of without help from others."
Marie Nelson, Resident Scholar
|"Jane Eyre, a 19th century child spends an unhappy childhood with her cruel relatives and at an underfunded boarding school. She lands a position as a governess at a country house run owned by the mysterious Mr Rochestor. As the story develops Jane and Mr Rochestor gradually fall in love. But the house holds many secrets to obstruct their happiness."
Ilana, Resident Scholar
|""A tantalizing romance that will keep you an the edge of your seat.""
Ryan , Resident Scholar
|"Throughout this charming book, Bronte talks of the pain of her childhood years and how it reflects in her adult years as a governess and lover to Mr. Rochester. This breathtaking book is full of mystery, fascination and romance."
Meredith P., Resident Scholar
|"After being shuffled from reletive to reletive and school to school, the orphaned Jane Eyre finally receives a position as governess for Adele, the daughter of a rich gentleman, Mr. Rochester. However, she soon discovers that she is working in a dark, mysterious mansion with many old secrets. Who is Adele's mother? And why does Jane hear moaning from the attic at night? After Mr. Rochester displays extreme interest in the woman Blanche, Jane realizes she loves him. And after much turmoil and patience, when Jane and Mr. Rochester are to be married, a mysterious man brings to light the truth--Mr. Rochester already has a wife. Jane goes away, planning never to see him again, until she hears about the terrible fire that burned Mr. Rochester's house to the ground."
Megan E. Davis, Resident Scholar
|"Jane.Eyre is a young poor Orphan who is mistreated by her Rude Aunt Reed and cousins.She is sent off to an orphan school alone miles away from home, after standing up on her Aunt.While at Lowood, Jane's only friend dies of typhus fever that sweeps the school, after several years at lowood six as a student and two as a teacher, Jane applies to work as a governess in Thornfield. She falls in love with her master Rochester but the marriage fails as Rochester has hidden horros of his past. Jane leaves thornfield and wonders like a beggar in wilderness."
Kazinda.Naafi, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Jane Eyre|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Kids growing up/acting up?
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- orphan story
- of a different social class
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 4 ()
- fancy mansion
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog