History Literature / JaneEyre

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.
20th Apr '17 5:29:46 PM erracht
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15th Nov '16 10:12:24 AM theloopweaver
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* WealthyEverAfter: Jane [[spoiler:inherits £20000 (which back then was a ''lot'' of money, multiply it by about a hundred to get to today's pounds [note]the reign of George III lasted sixty years so precise inflation calculations can't be done[/note]) from her long-lost uncle close to the end of the story.]]

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* WealthyEverAfter: Jane [[spoiler:inherits £20000 (which back then was a ''lot'' of money, multiply it by about a hundred to get to today's pounds [note]the [[note]]the reign of George III lasted sixty years so precise inflation calculations can't be done[/note]) done[[/note]]) from her long-lost uncle close to the end of the story.]]
15th Nov '16 10:05:46 AM theloopweaver
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* WealthyEverAfter: Jane [[spoiler:inherits £20000 (which back then was a ''lot'' of money, multiply it by about a hundred to get to today's pounds, the reign of George III lasted sixty years so precise inflation calculations can't be done) from her long-lost uncle close to the end of the story.]]

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* WealthyEverAfter: Jane [[spoiler:inherits £20000 (which back then was a ''lot'' of money, multiply it by about a hundred to get to today's pounds, the pounds [note]the reign of George III lasted sixty years so precise inflation calculations can't be done) done[/note]) from her long-lost uncle close to the end of the story.]]
10th Nov '16 8:15:17 PM erracht
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* Expy: The awful Mr. Brocklehurst was based on William Carus Wilson, a dour Calvinist-leaning clergyman whose Clergy Daughters' School Bronte attended in 1824/1825.[[note]] Bronte implies this quite clearly in a letter to her publisher.[[/note]]
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