What is Jane’s favorite book as a child?
Bewick’s history of British Birds
How would you describe Mr. Brocklehurst’s nature?
He is a hypocrite, who intimates girls and thinks God is rewarding him for it, and God is punishing the girls
Who makes Helen Burns “an object of constant notice?”
What is Bessie’s fate?
Bessie marries the Reed’s coach man Robert Leaven, and has three young children, she names one Jane
What is the cause of Helen’s death?
How does Mr. Brocklehurst’s control over Lowood end?
It is found out that Mr. Brocklehurst’s negligence to feed and treat the girls right is partial cause to the typhus outbreak
Where is Jane’s uncle from? What does he want upon his visit to Gateshead? What he ultimately leave Jane toward the end of the novel?
He is from , He wants to see Jane and adopt her upon his visit and he ultimately leads Jane his heir when he dies
Describe the role Helen Burns plays in Jane’s life
Helen is a religious figure in Jane’s life. She teaches Jane to not be stressed because life is short.
Identify the most sympathetic teacher at Lowood. What becomes of her?
Miss Temple, she gets married when Jane is teaching and leaves the school
What becomes of John Reed?
He becomes drunk, gambles is in debt and ultimately commits suicide
Describe the differences in Jane’s last two encounters with Mrs. Reed
In the last encounter, Jane is leaving for Lowood, she hates Aunt Reed and wants nothing to do with her. In her last encounter with Aunt Reed, she forgives her and kisses her forehead, showing compassion
Which setting is the epitome of a Gothic romance?
Jane’s first water color
a stormy sea over which dark, low clouds hang. A glint of light in the picture shows a half-submerged wooden log, the mast of a sunken ship. the corpse of a drowned woman is only visible by a white arm protruding from the water. it shows her personality, what she does not show to many people but still resides inside her. Her passionate nature is the stormy seas and clouds while the boat is the Jane who tries to fight her natural desires but is not strong enough and is eventually overwhelmed by the power of passion and obsession. The cormorant represents a strong Mr. Rochester who swoops down into Janes life, the storm means nothing to it, and it continues life as usually.
Jane’s second Watercolor
represents a calmer landscape with only the peak of a hill with grass and leaves on it, which slant gently to the side with the breeze. The sky is a dark blue, rising into it are the head and shoulders of a woman, who is portrayed in softer colors. Her forehead is crowned with a star and her eyes are dark and wild. This painting may be said to represent Jane, but only the part of her that may be seen. The calm breeze may be used in comparing Janes inner self seen in the first painting she describes to her outer self. The eyes, though, are described as dark and wild and may be a window into Janes powerful nature and temperament.
Jane’s third watercolor
a landscape of the artic sea and sky. A large pointed iceberg is piercing the sky lighted by the northern lights. In the front of the picture is a giant head, leaning on the iceberg with its long-fingered hands. This cold artic landscape may be Mr. Rochester, his cold and distant Byronic self and Jane is the only one who can penetrate that cold, or she does not mind it, as the woman can lay her head on the iceberg
Where does Jane first meet Edward Rochester? How is this event atypical for Rochester?
Jane first meets Mr. Rochester when she runs into his horse while walking in the woods
Why does Rochester dress like a gypsy woman?
Mr. Rochester dressed like a gypsy to see what truth he could get out of Miss Ingram and Jane Eyre hoping his disguise would fool them which he was able to fool one. He accomplished to find out Miss Ingram is really interested in his purse as they say and Jane does not give away any of her feelings towards him directly. By him dressing as a gypsy signifies that in reality he really isn’t whom Jane seems to think he is and that he is still hiding something from her and it also shows that he likes to play with people, including with Jane
what is the most unusual aspect of thorn field hall?
What are the benefits of having Jane tell the story?
Jane is a reliable narrator who wants us to understand the details of the story. She also wants us to read between the lines.
The splitting of the chestnut tree is a potent symbol of what?
It’s a bad omen. The splitting of something can’t mean something good when two people just said they would come together. The tree represents the two of them in their union and foreshadows for later in the book
Where did Rochester meet Bertha Mason? What was he doing there?
Rochester met Bertha in the West Indies
Who coaxed Rochester into marrying Bertha? What is Bertha suppose to bring to him
His father and brother because they thought she would make him rich
How may we call Edward Rochester a Byronic hero?
a byronic hero is a honorable and intelligent man now, but has once carried a burden with him. Edward Rochester is loved by many, but his burden is his marriage with Bertha
When does Jane hit rock bottom?
leaving Thornfield and her journey
Describe St. John Rivers
He has a handsome appearance, he wants glory, fame and power the weakness of his supposed Christianity is his lack of compassion for or interest in the people he is supposedly helping.
When Jane arrives at the Moor House, she overhears Diana and Mary studying which language?
St. John persuades Jane to study the language of which country?
In what ways does St. John foil Edward Rochester?
Rochester is unconventional, described as having a dark face, with stern features and a heavy brow and given to moods and irrational behavior and violent emotion. On the other hand, St. John is a handsome clergyman who is always in control of his emotions, if he experiences any. As a preacher, he is inflexible. Unlike Rochester, St. John is anything but explosive in his feelings.Mr. Rochester has a troubled past whereas St. John has had a perfect past and hasn’t done anything wrong. Rochester perceives Jane as his equal while St. John maintains the more patriachal attitude
Why does St. John seek a relationship with Jane?
He thinks she would be a perfect missionary wife, she’s not flirtatious like Rosamond and he can’t have any affection to disrupt his duties.
Who does St. John’s heart truly yearn for? What evidence does Jane give of this?
St. John yearns for Rosamond. But he doesn’t believe she would be a good wife for a missionary, he tells Jane this by inviting her to be his wife to do missionary work
Why does Jane leave the Moor House?
She hears Rochester calling her
Identify some of St. John’s flaws
He appears perfect, but actually has a cold heart and repressed attitude, he is restless. His reserve and quiet attitude suggest a troubled nature, and his Christianity offers him neither serenity nor solace
Who tells Jane about the destruction of Thornfield?
Edward Rochesters fathers butler
What does Jane think of St. John as a teacher?
Jane thinks he is a good teacher
How much money does Jane inherit?
For Jane, an orphan, what is ironic about the Rivers family?
They are wealthy and St. John is Jane’s cousin
Explain what happened at Thornfield Hall. What happened to Rochester?
Bertha Mason set the house ablaze several months earlier. Rochester saved his servants and tried to save his wife, but she flung herself from the roof as the fire raged around her. In the fire, Rochester lost a hand and went blind
How does the novel end?
Jane marries Rochester and has three children