Jane Eyre Final Test Flashcard Example #15096

Why does Jane finish her tale speaking of St. John?
Because St. John died from his work in India. This means that if she went with St. John, she could’ve died, too.
Describe the changes which occur in Jane as a character from age 10 through the final chapter.
Jane has changed from a very closed off, lonely young girl who has experienced much loss, to a woman who has found the love of her life and is more religious and caring. They greatest change that occurred in the chapters was when Jane met Helen Burns. Helen changed Jane for the better. She made Jane a kind and religious person.
Review how Rochester fits the role of Byronic hero.
Rochester is a Byronic hero because he is mysterious, gloomy, but also does good. Rochester was always secretive and mysterious in the beginning of the chapter, but eventually opened up to Jane and always did good to her.
Compare and contrast St. John and Rochester.
-St. John is younger
-St. is mean to inferiors; Rochester appreciates
-Rochester isn’t as religious
-Rochester loves Jane for love, not religion/charity
-Rochester married
-St. John has family
-Rochester is more open
-St. John is pushy/controlling
-St. John is selfish
-St. John is more stubborn
-Rochester has more money than St. John
-They both have an interest in Jane
-They are not described as either very attractive or ugly
-They want to travel/do travel
-closed off emotionally
-They both have secrets
-Can be kind, not always
-Can be egotistical
Briefly describe the following minor characters: the Reed sisters, Mr. Brocklehurst, Helen Burns, Miss Temple, Mrs. Fairfax, Blanche Ingram, and the Rivers sisters.
The Reed sisters, Georgiana and Eliza, never had respect for Jane in the beginning of the chapters and always felt superior to Jane, but in the end of the chapters, that found that Jane was talented in drawing and found much more respect for Jane. Eliza moved to France and became the Mother Superior there. Georgiana got married to a rich man at the end of the chapters. Mr. Brocklehurst was a very cruel person that only thought of himself. He was a religious Hippocratic because he would teach one thing, such as doing good for others, but wouldn’t help those who got sick from typhus at Lowood. Helen Burns was a very religious young girl who died from consumption and was Jane Eyre’s best friend who changed Jane greatly. Miss Temple was a kind teacher at Lowood who took Jane under her wing. Mrs. Fairfax is an elderly woman and the housekeeper at Thornfield and tells Jane that the laughter is Grace Poole. Blanche Ingram is a beautiful girl who does not like Jane and wants to marry Rochester for his money. The Rivers sisters, Diana and Mary, are cousins of Jane and sisters of St. John. They are kind and intelligent people who act like sisters to Jane.
Review the inclusion of supernatural and gothic elements in the text.
The Mr. Reed’s ghost in the Red Room, Jane and Rochester’s telepathic connection, the mysterious laughter at Thornfield. Bronte uses many of the gothic and supernatural elements of the book as inner fears of Jane.
How does the first person mode of narration add to the story?
The first person narration adds to the story because it shows Jane’s point of view and involves the reader into the story more because sometimes Jane will specifically tell the reader what is happening into story. It is more important to have “I” instead of “Jane Eyre” because it shows more Jane’s point of view when she says “I”. When Jane says “Reader” it involves the reader.
Jane’s story can be divided into 5 sections according to location. How does each setting and Jane’s place in it affect the story?
The 5 sections are: Gateshead, Lowood, Thornfield, Moor House, and Ferndean Manor. At Gateshead, Jane is very strong willed and treated terribly, but is treated kindly by the maid, Bessie. This affects the story because in the beginning of the book, Jane is very lonely, doesn’t act her age, and has someone a mother figure. At Lowood, she is also treated horribly, but has a best friend, Helen, and a mother figure, Miss Temple. At Thornfield, she is the governess for Adele and falls in love with Mr. Rochester and also has a mother figure, Mrs. Fairfax. At the Moor House, she is treated very kindly and gets a teaching job. Jane also has a mother figure who are the Rivers sisters. Finally, at Ferndean Manor, Jane does not have a mother figure and only goes there to find Rochester and take care of him. This affects the story greatly because Jane has always had a mother figure, but not she doesn’t and is sort of the mother to Rochester because she has to take care of him because he doesn’t have a hand and he is blind. This gives Jane a new role and purpose.
What views on religion seem to be represented within the text?
Jane becomes more of a christian due to Helen Burns and her beliefs of salvation. Eliza becomes a French Catholic nun and St. John is a preacher.
Bronte explores several social prejudices. What are they?
-Marrying: people only marry for money
-Blanche: woman have more respect and more opportunities if beautiful
-The mentally ill: (Bertha) if you are mentally ill, you are considered an animal, deserve nothing, and people who are mentally ill are to be ashamed of
How can Jane Eyre be viewed as a coming of age story?
Jane Eyre is a coming of age story because it shows Jane from a little girl who is not very open or kind to a woman who has found love and a mother.
Some individuals see reading Jane Eyre as a duty. Do you agree? Disagree?
I think that it is a duty for woman because Jane Eyre is a great book that was written by a woman who defied what woman were “supposed” to do in that time period.
How can this novel be interpreted as a novel about finding one’s proper relationship to God?
Because Jane didn’t have God in the beginning of the novel and Helen Burns showed her the way and now Jane is a kind person who is very religious and open.
Jane believes that one must fulfill one’s duty, even at the expense of happiness. Do you agree with her philosophy? Why or why not?
I agree because if someone’s duty was to help those in another country, but they did not want to do that because it would make them unhappy because they wouldn’t be with family, it is still the right thing to do because you are helping others.
Growth of Jane, Rochester’s blindness/loss of hand
People always lead her, but now she’s providing for him, so now she has a new role.
Role of St. John in Jane’s life and the text?
Brother figure, he saves her, his proposal forced her back to Rochester, vulnerability, spirtitual growth, mix between Helen and Brocklehurst
connects the beginning of the book to the end
Why is the 5th phase so short?
Jane was always missing something, but is now whole, so nothing is holding her back
Change of supernatural from something eerie/scary to something more spiritual
the connection between Jane and Rochester was so strong that they could hear each other from far away
Views of marriage
Bronte’s view are that you should marry if you love someone (rare), St. John is traditional marriage and so was Bertha’s and Rochester’s marriage takes over, traps you in this time.
How we know Rochester truly loves Jane and wants her to be happy
Rochester told Jane to leave if she loves St. John because he wants her to be happy and he wouldn’t stop telling her that he loves her and how glad he is that she is not dead and he thinks that her coming back is like a dream.
Mr. Lloyd
Apothecary; suggests that Jane leave Gateshead to attend school
Mary Ann Wilson
Jane’s friend at Lowood who exhibits some of the same characteristics as the benevolent servant at Gateshead
Miss Scatchard
A teacher at Lowood who exhibits some of the same characteristics as Jane’s aunt at Gateshead
When was Charlotte Bronte born?
of Irish ancestry in 1816
Where did Charlotte Bronte live and when did her mother die?
Bronte lived a Haworth, a parsonage (housing for clergy) her mother died of cancer when Charlotte was the age of 5
What was Charlotte Bronte’s penname?
Currer Bell
When and where was Jane Eyre published?
in London in 1847
What theme is Jane Eyre classified as?
Romantic and Gothic
What setting is Jane Eyre?
19th century England
How is Jane Eyre told?
In the past from Jane’s point of view
Jane Eyre
Our protagonist
Orphaned as a child
Becomes governess at Thornfield
A feisty young child, who grows into a strong woman.
Embodies the English working-class woman.
Marries Rochester
Edward Rochester
Jane’s boss at Thornfield
Gruff and rude
Made wealthy by family money
Very secretive and sometimes deceitful
Reed Family
Jane’s family on her father’s side
Mrs. Reed is Jane’s cruel aunt who sends Jane to Lowood; she locks Jane in the “Red Room” for punishment
John, Eliza, and Georgiana are Jane’s spoiled cousins; they are rude and selfish; they either torment Jane or ignore her
Jane’s family on her father’s side
Mrs. Reed is Jane’s cruel aunt who sends Jane to Lowood; she locks Jane in the “Red Room” for punishment
John, Eliza, and Georgiana are Jane’s spoiled cousins; they are rude and selfish; they either torment Jane or ignore her
Rivers Family
Jane’s caretakers when she leaves Thornfield – are her cousins on her mother’s side.
St. John – Minister at Morton, tries to get Jane to be his missionary wife
Diana and Mary – kind and independent women, serve as role models for Jane
Bertha Mason
Bertha is locked in the attic at Thornfield
Starts the bedroom fire, and eventually burns the house down
Kills herself in the house fire
Exotic, sensual personification of the Orient
Mrs. Fairfax
Housekeeper at Thornfield
Serves as a mother figure/role model for Jane
Tells Jane about secrets of Thornfield and the Rochesters.
Helen Burns
Jane’s friend at Lowood, teaches her character, dies in Jane’s arms
Mr. Brocklehurst
cruel and dishonest master of Lowood School
Miss Temple
Jane’s favorite teacher, positive female role model/mother figure
Grace Poole
Bertha’s mysterious keeper, serves as Bertha’s scapegoat
Adele Varens
Jane’s pupil, daughter of Rochester’s old mistress, Celene
Richard Mason
Bertha’s brother, exposes the secret marriage
Blanche Ingram
socialite after Rochester’s money, opposite of Jane
order of events
-Moor House/ Marsh End
-Ferndean Manor
Social Class and Social Rules
where you are based on status
Feeling vs Judgment
Jane tends to judge herself by the way she feels about Rochester because she has feeling
Independence, love, and family
Jane wants love and family, but wants to maintain her independence
Spiritual and Supernatural
At Moor house Jane hears Rochester’s voice
Gender Roles
Where you are based on gender: woman- quiet/ stay home, man- travels/owner/businessman
Marsh End= Rochester’s voice
Thornfield= Chestnut tree
Lowood= Helen’s grave
Gateshead= Red room- Jane’s fear of ghost’s and uncle’s death (first supernatural encounter)
not popular in 1847 when book was made, Charlotte Bronte is shown in Jane, had to have male pennames
How is Charlotte Bronte and Jane similar?
They both don’t have a mother and are very independent and strong willed. Jane lost both her mother and her father at a young age and Bronte lost her mother when she was only 5 years old from cancer.

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