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Forgiveness in Jane EyreYih-Dau Wu
Tamkang Review ； 47卷1期 (2016 / 12 / 01) ， P1 - 18
Forgiveness plays a central role in the plot, characterization and even sentence formations of Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre (1847). Yet this novel has curiously eluded the attention of most literary historians who draw on prose fiction to explain the importance of forgiveness in Victorian England. This essay argues that this omission betrays a rarely-discussed awareness that Jane Eyre challenges the Victorian understanding of forgiveness. Brontë's contemporaries believe that forgiveness is a Christian virtue expressive of love. They also embrace forgiveness as a reconciliatory gesture productive of social and spiritual redemption. Bronte subverts both assumptions in her novel. Through Helen Burn's (sic) self-absorption, Aunt Reed's life-long resentment and Jane Eyre's withheld speech, Brontë demonstrates how futile the language of forgiveness can be in resolving conflicts. In addition, Brontë incorporates the Christian language of forgiveness into her text, only to reveal how sharply it can depart from words of love and how easily it can descend into expressions of hostility. Critics of Jane Eyre have long noticed its subversive spirit and have explained it in terms of Brontë's social criticism or feminist agenda. This essay maintains that the issue of forgiveness provides a more consistent and persuasive approach to understanding the rebellious quality of this novel.
Charlotte Brontë’s: Jane Eyre as BildungsromanSwati Thakur and Dr. Santosh Thakurs
Notions Vol. 7 No. 3 2016
Different Representations of the Orphan Child: A Character Analysis of Emily Brontë’s Heathcliff and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane EyrePatricia Loggarfve
Degree project in English
Centre for Languages and Literature
Supervisor: Kiki Lindell
This bachelor essay aims to discuss and analyse the main characters in the novels Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights written by the sisters Charlotte and Emily Brontë, respectively. Both novels written in 1847, during a time when orphan narratives were popular, have orphans as the central protagonists. This investigation bases the analysis on the orphans’ background and further compares their personalities and actions, both as children and adults. My discussion is mainly about the characters’ childhood as well as how they are affected by love and death as adults. It also discusses the importance of narrative structure and religion. The main findings in my investigation are that Jane and Heathcliff develop to be two completely different characters and that this has to do with
them having different experiences of love, death and religion. The results further reveal that the narrative structure has an impact on how the characters are perceived, and it stresses the importance of telling one’s own story.
Frequency of the temporal markers in the fiction functional-semantic fieldBuzina Evgenia Igorevna
Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod
This article deals with the research of fiction conceptsphere of «Jane Eyre» written by Charlotte Bronte. The author considers the identification of temporal markers in details based on the cognitive-hermeneutic analysis of the original text. Schedules were made with the distribution of frequency. The result of the dominance of mononuclear chronemes was presented and described.