History Literature / JaneEyre

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to take legal action]] until Charlotte apologized and "retracted" her description of the school in a separate, unpublished document.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:
**
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.
%%**
Thornfield Hall as well, Hall, along with shades of OldDarkHouse.
* BilingualDialogue: BilingualDialogue:
**
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.
23rd Jul '17 2:49:05 AM Stevebob
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* AntiHero: Rochester

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* AntiHero: RochesterRochester. See ByronicHero below.



* BabiesEverAfter

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* BabiesEverAfterBabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: The novel ends shortly after the birth of Jane and Mr Rochester's first child]].



* ByronicHero: Mr. Rochester is a classic example

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* ByronicHero: Mr. Rochester is a classic exampleexample: brooding, ill-tempered, sarcastic, often rude but with a HiddenHeart, not to mention somewhat mysterious with a DarkAndTroubledPast.



* CinderellaCircumstances

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* CinderellaCircumstancesCinderellaCircumstances: Zig-zagged with Jane. She starts out relatively well-off but is treated horribly by her aunt and cousins, ends up in a poorly run school where some of the students die from illness because of the bad conditions. Then she becomes a governess and falls in love with her employer [[spoiler: almost marries him, only for unforeseen circumstances resulting in the wedding being called off, runs away and ends up homeless before being taken in by a priest and his sisters and becoming a teacher. ''Then'' she is bequeathed a large sum of money in the will of her uncle and becomes very wealthy in her own right]].



* ComingOfAgeStory

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* ComingOfAgeStoryComingOfAgeStory: For Jane, with the story following her from childhood to young adulthood.



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



* MissingMom: Céline Varens, Adèle's mother. She ran away from her.

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* MissingMom: Céline Varens, Adèle's mother. She ran away from her. Jane's own mother died when she was an infant.



* OrphansOrdeal: Jane's parents both died when she was very little.

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* OrphansOrdeal: Jane's parents both died when she was very little. She is taken in by her maternal relatives; unfortunately, her aunt is cold and unloving, and she is either bullied or excluded by her cousins.



* StartOfDarkness: ''Wide Sargasso Sea''

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* StartOfDarkness: ''Wide Sargasso Sea''Sea'' serves to give one for [[spoiler: Bertha, the first Mrs Rochester]].
19th Jul '17 9:03:16 AM Malady
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-->"Why don't you turn pale?"

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-->"Why "Why don't you turn pale?"pale?"\\



"I'm not silly."\\\

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"I'm not silly."\\\"\\
19th Jul '17 9:02:40 AM Malady
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* DoesNotLikeMen: Jane initially, though to be fair, her only male contacts prior to moving to Thornfield were[[TheBully John Reed]] and [[SinisterMinister Mr. Brocklehurst]]. She changes her tune after meeting Mr. Rochester.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: Jane initially, though to be fair, her only male contacts prior to moving to Thornfield were[[TheBully were [[TheBully John Reed]] and [[SinisterMinister Mr. Brocklehurst]]. She changes her tune after meeting Mr. Rochester.



* ExternalRetcon / StartOfDarkness: ''Wide Sargasso Sea''

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* ExternalRetcon / StartOfDarkness: ExternalRetcon: ''Wide Sargasso Sea''Sea''.



-->"...Why don't you tremble?"
-->"I'm not cold."

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-->"...Why don't you tremble?"
-->"I'm
tremble?"\\
"I'm
not cold.""\\



-->"I am not sick."
-->"Why don't you consult my art."
-->"I'm not silly."
-->The old crone "nichered" a laugh under her bonnet and bandage: she then drew out a short, black pipe, and lighting it began to smoke. Having indulged a while in this sedative, she raised her bent body, took the pipe from her lips, and while gazing steadily at the fire, said very deliberately: -- "You are cold; you are sick; and you are silly."
-->"Prove it," I rejoined.
-->"I will: in few words. You are cold, because you are alone: no contact strikes the fire from you that is in you. You are sick: because the best of feelings, the highest and the sweetest given to man, keeps far away from you. You are silly, because, suffer as you may, you will not beckon it to approach; nor will you stir one step to meet it where it waits you."

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-->"I "I am not sick."
-->"Why
"\\
"Why
don't you consult my art."
-->"I'm
"\\
"I'm
not silly."
-->The
"\\\
The
old crone "nichered" a laugh under her bonnet and bandage: she then drew out a short, black pipe, and lighting it began to smoke. Having indulged a while in this sedative, she raised her bent body, took the pipe from her lips, and while gazing steadily at the fire, said very deliberately: -- "You are cold; you are sick; and you are silly."
-->"Prove
"\\
"Prove
it," I rejoined.
-->"I
rejoined.\\
"I
will: in few words. You are cold, because you are alone: no contact strikes the fire from you that is in you. You are sick: because the best of feelings, the highest and the sweetest given to man, keeps far away from you. You are silly, because, suffer as you may, you will not beckon it to approach; nor will you stir one step to meet it where it waits you."



-->Miss Oliver already honoured me with frequent visits to my cottage. I had learnt her whole character; which was without mystery or disguise: she was coquettish, but not heartless; exacting, but not worthlessly selfish. She had been indulged from her birth, but was not absolutely spoilt. She was hasty, but good-humoured; vain (she could not help it, when every glance in the glass showed her such a flush of loveliness), but not affected; liberal-handed; innocent of the pride of wealth; ingenuous; sufficiently intelligent; gay, lively and unthinking: she was very charming, in short, even to a cool observer of her own sex like me; but she was not profoundly interesting or thoroughly impressive. A very different sort of mind was hers from that, for instance, of the sisters of St. John. Still, I liked her almost as I liked my pupil Adèle: except that for a child whom we have watched over and taught a closer affection is engendered than we can give an equally attractive adult acquaintance.
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: Before Jane can [[spoiler: marry Mr. Rochester]], she has to [[spoiler: inherit twenty thousand pounds from her uncle (which, even after she splits it up, makes her financially independent).]] Of course, [[spoiler: Rochester himself has to lose his BigFancyHouse, his living-but-insane wife, his eyesight, and a hand. Now they can get married!]]
* TakingTheVeil: After [[spoiler: Mrs. Reed's death,]] Eliza becomes a nun and later becomes the mother superior of her convent.

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-->Miss --> Miss Oliver already honoured me with frequent visits to my cottage. I had learnt her whole character; which was without mystery or disguise: she was coquettish, but not heartless; exacting, but not worthlessly selfish. She had been indulged from her birth, but was not absolutely spoilt. She was hasty, but good-humoured; vain (she could not help it, when every glance in the glass showed her such a flush of loveliness), but not affected; liberal-handed; innocent of the pride of wealth; ingenuous; sufficiently intelligent; gay, lively and unthinking: she was very charming, in short, even to a cool observer of her own sex like me; but she was not profoundly interesting or thoroughly impressive. A very different sort of mind was hers from that, for instance, of the sisters of St. John. Still, I liked her almost as I liked my pupil Adèle: except that for a child whom we have watched over and taught a closer affection is engendered than we can give an equally attractive adult acquaintance.
* StartOfDarkness: ''Wide Sargasso Sea''
* SuddenlySuitableSuitor: Before Jane can [[spoiler: marry [[spoiler:marry Mr. Rochester]], she has to [[spoiler: inherit [[spoiler:inherit twenty thousand pounds from her uncle (which, even after she splits it up, makes her financially independent).]] Of course, [[spoiler: Rochester [[spoiler:Rochester himself has to lose his BigFancyHouse, his living-but-insane wife, his eyesight, and a hand. Now they can get married!]]
* TakingTheVeil: After [[spoiler: Mrs.[[spoiler:Mrs. Reed's death,]] Eliza becomes a nun and later becomes the mother superior of her convent.
15th Jul '17 5:45:53 AM butterflygrrl
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* ChangelingFantasy: Jane's orphaned family treated her cruelly, but much later on, [[spoiler: a blood relative bequeaths her in his will a small fortune of 20,000 pounds. She splits it up among her new-found relatives (her cousins St. John, Mary and Diana), so she ends up with 5,000 pounds, which is worth about 500,000 pounds now, or $1 million.]]

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* ChangelingFantasy: Jane's orphaned family treated her cruelly, but much later on, [[spoiler: a blood relative bequeaths her in his will a small fortune of 20,000 pounds. She splits it up among her new-found relatives (her cousins St. John, Mary and Diana), so she ends up with 5,000 pounds, which is worth about 500,000 pounds now, or $1 million.now.]]
27th May '17 4:55:58 PM jamespolk
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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 ''I Walked with a Zombie'' [[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}}'' 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 ''I Walked with a Zombie'' ''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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