History Literature / JaneEyre

9th Apr '18 9:01:15 PM nombretomado
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''Jane Eyre'' has ''numerous'' [[Film/JaneEyre film and TV adaptations]]. There was also a critically acclaimed musical adaptation in 2000 with songs by Paul Gordon. It even was the inspiration behind Daphne du Maurier's ''{{Rebecca}}'' and an [[ExternalRetcon external prequel]], ''Wide Sargasso Sea'', was written by Jean Rhys that focused on the [[StartOfDarkness primary "antagonist's" descent into madness]]. There is also an [[ExternalRetcon external sequel]], ''Jane Rochester'', by Kimberly A. Bennett. ''Rochester'', by J. L. Niemann, is erotica from Mr. Rochester's POV. ''Jane'', by April Lindner, sets the story in the modern day and asks: "What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rock star?" ''Jenna Starborn'', by Sharon Shinn, is a science fiction retelling of the story which features "Jenna" (Jane) as a clone commissioned and then abandoned by Mrs. Reed. ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'' is a webseries [[SettingUpdate set in the modern day Canada]], inspired by ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries''. The classic 1943 horror film ''Film/IWalkedWithAZombie'' [[RecycledInSpace is a retelling of Jane Eyre set in the Caribbean and with zombies,]] almost 70 years before ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' debuted.

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''Jane Eyre'' has ''numerous'' [[Film/JaneEyre film and TV adaptations]]. There was also a critically acclaimed musical adaptation in 2000 with songs by Paul Gordon. It even was the inspiration behind Daphne du Maurier's ''{{Rebecca}}'' ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}'' and an [[ExternalRetcon external prequel]], ''Wide Sargasso Sea'', was written by Jean Rhys that focused on the [[StartOfDarkness primary "antagonist's" descent into madness]]. There is also an [[ExternalRetcon external sequel]], ''Jane Rochester'', by Kimberly A. Bennett. ''Rochester'', by J. L. Niemann, is erotica from Mr. Rochester's POV. ''Jane'', by April Lindner, sets the story in the modern day and asks: "What if Jane Eyre fell in love with a rock star?" ''Jenna Starborn'', by Sharon Shinn, is a science fiction retelling of the story which features "Jenna" (Jane) as a clone commissioned and then abandoned by Mrs. Reed. ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'' is a webseries [[SettingUpdate set in the modern day Canada]], inspired by ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries''. The classic 1943 horror film ''Film/IWalkedWithAZombie'' [[RecycledInSpace is a retelling of Jane Eyre set in the Caribbean and with zombies,]] almost 70 years before ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' debuted.
23rd Jan '18 4:16:13 PM TudorRose
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Jane gives one to her aunt before she leaves for Lowood School.
6th Jan '18 10:38:29 PM TheSaddleman
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* CreatureOfHabit: The adult Eliza Reed.



* ContrivedCoincidence: She just ''happened'' to [[spoiler:collapse from exhaustion on the doorstep of her long-lost cousins.]]

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* ContrivedCoincidence: She just ''happened'' ''happens'' to [[spoiler:collapse from exhaustion on the doorstep of her long-lost cousins.]]]]
* CreatureOfHabit: The adult Eliza Reed.



* KissingCousins: [[spoiler: St. John proposes to his first cousin Jane that they get married and become missionaries in India. At the time, marriage between first cousins was not considered incestuous. St. John is handsome, but neither he nor Jane find each other desirable in the least.]]

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* KissingCousins: [[spoiler: St. John proposes to his first cousin Jane that they get married and become missionaries in India. At the time, marriage between first cousins was not considered incestuous.incestuous - indeed, only a few years before publication Queen Victoria married her First Cousin, Prince Albert and few people batted an eye about it. St. John is handsome, but neither he nor Jane find each other physically desirable in the least.least, although Jane actually has a wobble on this point and comes close to giving in shortly before she is drawn back to Rochester.]]



* LoveRedeems: A complicated case. Rochester's intent to marry Jane is sinful due to [[spoiler: his marriage]], but after [[spoiler: his wife dies]], Jane's loving guidance brings him back to morality.

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* LoveRedeems: A complicated case. Rochester's intent to marry Jane is sinful due to [[spoiler: his marriage]], but after [[spoiler: his wife dies]], dies by way of suicide]], Jane's loving guidance brings him back to morality.



* NoFourthWall: Jane addresses the reader directly many times.
* NoPronunciationGuide: St. John Rivers always trips people up: it's pronounced "Sinjin," not "Saint John".

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* NoFourthWall: Jane addresses the reader directly many times.
times, including in one of the book's most famous sentences, [[spoiler: "Reader, I married him."]]
* NoPronunciationGuide: St. John Rivers always trips people up: it's pronounced "Sinjin," not "Saint John". It doesn't help that the character's religious nature continually invokes saints.



* RescueRomance: Mr. Rochester falls in love with Jane after she saves him from the fire.

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* RescueRomance: Mr. Rochester falls in love with Jane after she saves him from the ([[spoiler: first]]) fire.



-->I "Deciet is, in fact, a sad fault within child," said Mr. Brocklegurst; "it is akin to falsehood, and all liars will have their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone..."
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Most of Jane and Rochester's dialogue towards each other ends up being this, especially near the end

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-->I "Deciet is, in fact, a sad fault within child," said Mr. Brocklegurst; Brocklehurst; "it is akin to falsehood, and all liars will have their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone..."
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Most of Jane and Rochester's dialogue towards each other ends up being this, especially near the end, though a lot of the time it is meant as verbal parring rather than nasty, and toward the end Jane actively encourages it [[spoiler: in order to provoke Rochester into a mood other than melancholy after the fire]].


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** Averted by St. John, whose plans for Jane may not be what she desires, but his heart is still in the right place. [[spoiler: He even gets virtually the final word in the novel.]]
5th Jan '18 10:17:45 AM TheSaddleman
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* NoFourthWall: Jane addresses the reader directly many times.
18th Dec '17 7:51:02 AM JamesAustin
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* AmbiguousDisorder [[spoiler: Bertha. From what little we see of her (and from what Rochester tells us of her behavior), some symptoms suggest suggests hypermania, some severe dementia, and some is like very severe autism -- though that was hardly going to have developed in adulthood. It doesn't help that her description sounds like she's badly neglected- however difficult she is, Grace could at least do something with her hair. Justified, as this was long before any modern language about mental illness was in use even by experts.]]
30th Nov '17 8:00:45 AM TheSaddleman
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* AgeGapRomance: When they fall in love, Jane Eyre is 18 and Mr Rochester is over 40. Another problem is the UptownGirl aspect of the relationship because she is a governess and he is a rich gentleman.

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* AgeGapRomance: When they fall in love, Jane Eyre is 18 and Mr Rochester is over 40. Another problem is the UptownGirl aspect of the relationship because she is a governess and he is a rich gentleman. Both issues are addressed within the narrative and by the characters.


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* BreakingTheFourthWall: Jane regularly addresses the reader in her narrative, which is perhaps not that unusual in a story told in the form of a memoir, but at one point Jane, within the narrative, promises Mr. Rochester that something will happen before the end of the chapter.
28th Nov '17 4:07:46 PM CaptEquinox
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** Wilson recognized it instantly and [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/revealed-why-brocklehursts-inspiration-threatened-to-sue-bronteuml-479611.html threatened to take legal action]] until Charlotte apologized and "retracted" her description of the school in a separate, unpublished document. Nevertheless, women who had been at the school at the same time as the Bronte girls confirmed Charlotte's account; their only objection was how much she had left out.
20th Nov '17 6:16:25 AM XFllo
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* ExternalRetcon: ''Wide Sargasso Sea''.



* FatBastard: John Reed is fed FAR too much by his mother. It's also virtually impossible to find him sympathetic. it's specifically mentioned in an early chapter how his lips are so big his mother fears they'll prevent him from finding a wife.

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* FatBastard: FatBastard:
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John Reed is fed FAR too much by his mother. It's also virtually impossible to find him sympathetic. it's specifically mentioned in an early chapter how his lips are so big his mother fears they'll prevent him from finding a wife.



* {{Foil}}: Several.
** St. John for Rochester.
** [[spoiler: Bertha Mason]] for Jane.
** St. John, Diana, and Mary Rivers for John, Georgiana, and Eliza Reed.
** St. John for Jane.

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%% * {{Foil}}: Several.
%% ** St. John for Rochester.
%% ** [[spoiler: Bertha Mason]] for Jane.
%% ** St. John, Diana, and Mary Rivers for John, Georgiana, and Eliza Reed.
%% ** St. John for Jane.



* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery:
** Mr Rochester had a love affair with Céline Varens, a French ballerina, and he supported her. They lived together and she cheated on him, talking nastily about him to her second lover. She was just a FrenchJerk, not worthy of his love. It cured him rather quickly.
* HaveAGayOldTime: "Ejaculate" is used as a SaidBookism several times.

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* GoodAdulteryBadAdultery:
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GoodAdulteryBadAdultery: Mr Rochester had a love affair with Céline Varens, a French ballerina, and he supported her. They lived together and she cheated on him, talking nastily about him to her second lover. She was just a FrenchJerk, not worthy of his love. It cured him rather quickly.
* HaveAGayOldTime: HaveAGayOldTime:
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"Ejaculate" is used as a SaidBookism several times.



* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Jane and Helen

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%% * RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: Jane and Helen
1st Nov '17 10:30:21 AM XFllo
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** Jane's detailed descriptions of Rochester suggest that he had the kind of rugged looks that would go over very well today if not in the mid-19th c.
* TheAlcoholic: John Reed and Grace Poole.
* AlphaBitch: Blanche Ingram.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Jane has one of these moments when Rochester is supposedly about to ship her off to Ireland.
* AntiHero: Rochester. See ByronicHero below.

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** Jane's detailed descriptions of Rochester suggest that he had the kind of rugged looks that would go over very well today if not * AgeGapRomance: When they fall in the mid-19th c.
* TheAlcoholic: John Reed and Grace Poole.
* AlphaBitch: Blanche Ingram.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove:
love, Jane has one of these moments when Eyre is 18 and Mr Rochester is supposedly about to ship her off to Ireland.over 40. Another problem is the UptownGirl aspect of the relationship because she is a governess and he is a rich gentleman.
-->''"Mr. Rochester was about forty, and this governess not twenty; and you see, when gentlemen of his age fall in love with girls, they are often like as if they were bewitched."''
%% * TheAlcoholic: John Reed and Grace Poole.
%% * AlphaBitch: Blanche Ingram.
%% * AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Jane has one of these moments when Rochester is supposedly about to ship her off to Ireland.
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* AntiHero: Rochester. See ByronicHero below.



* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler: Rochester and Bertha the Madwoman.]]

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%% * ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler: Rochester and Bertha the Madwoman.]]



* TheAtoner: Mr. Rochester.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: The novel ends shortly after the birth of Jane and Mr Rochester's first child]].
* BigFancyHouse: Gateshead. Thornfield Hall as well, along with shades of OldDarkHouse.
* BilingualDialogue: Adèle often speaks in (untranslated) French, to which Jane responds in English. Diana & Mary Rivers discuss an untranslated line of German (from Schiller's "Die Räuber", a "Sturm und Drang" play). So, while Brontë keeps the melodrama plausible, the ''characters'' read more melodramatic stuff (in multiple languages).
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Played straight in that Jane spends quite an amount of time telling the reader of all the horrible aspects of Lowood such as ever-present coldness in the winter, poor meals during and a few stern teachers, but ultimately subverted in that Jane loves getting an education and she makes a few great friends. In fact Jane quickly considers Lowood more of a home than Gateshead ever was.
** Deconstructed as well: when the poor food causes a typhus outbreak that kills a large group of students, including daughters of influential families, the outside world finds out about the horrors going on at the school, condemns the culprits, and puts the school under better management.

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%% * TheAtoner: Mr. Rochester.
* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: The novel ends shortly after Jane announces the birth of Jane and Mr Rochester's first child]].
* BigFancyHouse: Gateshead.
child]].
%%* BigFancyHouse:
%%** Gateshead.
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Thornfield Hall as well, Hall, along with shades of OldDarkHouse.
* BilingualDialogue: BilingualDialogue:
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Adèle often speaks in (untranslated) French, to which Jane responds in English. English.
**
Diana & Mary Rivers discuss an untranslated line of German (from Schiller's "Die Räuber", a "Sturm und Drang" play). So, while Brontë keeps the melodrama plausible, the ''characters'' read more melodramatic stuff (in multiple languages).
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Played straight in that Zigzagged. Jane spends quite an amount of time telling the reader of all the horrible aspects of Lowood such as ever-present coldness in the winter, poor meals during and a few stern teachers, but ultimately subverted teachers. Subverted in that Jane loves getting an education and she makes a few great friends. In fact Jane quickly considers Lowood more of a home than Gateshead ever was.
** Deconstructed as well: when
was. When the poor food causes a typhus outbreak that kills a large group of students, including daughters of influential families, the outside world finds out about the horrors going on at the school, condemns the culprits, and puts the school under better management.



* TheBully: John Reed.

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%% * TheBully: John Reed.
17th Aug '17 11:25:20 AM gongoroth
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: The novel positively groans under the weight of its Biblical allusions. Well, the author ''was'' the daughter of an Anglican clergyman.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: The novel positively groans under the weight contains a great deal of its Biblical allusions. Well, Given that the author ''was'' was the daughter of an Anglican clergyman.clergyman, these inclusions aren't too surprising.
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