Jane Eyre questions Flashcard Example #44999

What point of view?
First person protagonist
-will have pathetic fallacy
How does Bronte? create sympathy for Jane in the first chapter?
Readers feel sympathy for Jane, as she lives with her aunt and cousins and has no family of her own. Her aunt makes it clear that she dislikes Jane, as do her cousins. Jane appears to be treated unfairly by Mrs. Reed and John and looks as if she is treated like an outsider in her home.
Describe the beginning of the novel.
Jane is thankful that it is too cold and dreary outside to take a walk. Mrs. Reed’s children, Eliza, John, and Georgiana, sit with her in the drawing-room. Jane is not allowed to join the family, as Mrs. Reed believes Jane is unpleasant company.
What is the purpose of including the descriptive passages of Berwick’s History of British Birds at this point in the novel?
The reader learns that Jane gains comfort and happiness from studying the pictures and words; Jane imagines the places in the book to escape the discomfort of her home life. Readers learn that Jane is happy only by herself and that she has little opportunity for entertainment in her home, as she has no children with whom to play games.
Explain the social point we learn with Jane’s interaction with John Reed
First, it is obvious that boys are superior to girls. Second, readers learn that Jane is a penniless orphan, and he should not be allowed to share their meals or clothing. Mrs. Reed takes care of Jane because it is her obligation.
Do you believe Jane’s description of her abuse by John Reed is realistic or exaggerated? Explain.
Jane’s description of the fight is clearly accurate. While he is not literally a murderer, he is a bully.
Describe how Jane holds an ambiguous place in the Reed home and in society.
Jane is not a member of the immediate family, nor is she a servant. In fact, she is “less than a servant” because she does nothing for her keep. The servants are not required to treat Jane with respect.Although she is from an upper class family, Jane has no money and nothing of her own.
Why is Jane frightened by the red-room
It is where Mr. Reed, her uncle, died and she sees his ghost up there. She starts crying and faints.
Jane briefly considers escaping Gateshead, how?
Through running away to die. She feels death is her only escape from Gateshead.
Why is Jane allowed to live at Gateshead with the Reeds?
Mr. Reed was Jane’s uncle, and he took her into his home as an infant. Before he died, he made his wife, Mrs. Reed, promise to raise Jane as one of her own children.
Describe the irony in Jane’s thought: “Poverty for me was synonymous with degradation.”
The irony is that Jane is poor, even though she is allowed to live with wealthy relative. She has no money and no prospects, yet she states that she “should not like to belong to poor people.” Even Jane makes an ironic distinction between being penniless and coming from a lower class.
What does Mr. Lorry ask Jane?
If she would like to go to school.
Explain how Jane suffers prejudice based on her appearance.
Readers assume that attractive children are generally treated more favorably than unattractive or plain-looking children. If Jane were a prettier child, readers believe she would have been treated with more care.
Who said this to who?
“I am glad you are no relation of mine: I will never call you aunt again as long as I live. I will never come to see you when I am grown up; and if any one asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick, and that you treated me with miserable cruelty.”
Jane to Mrs. Reed. her final words
Explain the epiphany that Jane has at the end of the chapter about her relationship with Bessie.
Jane suddenly realizes that Bessie truly cares for her even though she sometimes speaks harshly to Jane. Jane realizes that she will miss Bessie when she leaves Gateshead and that their relationship is special.
What has Jane learned from her relationship with Mrs. Reed?
Jane learns that she is essentially alone in the world, that she is not worthless simply because she is an orphan, and that she must stand up for herself in the world.
Describe the “two Janes” in the book
One jane is telling the story from the present, and one is telling the story as if recalling a memory, and addressing the reader.
Describe the conditions of Lowood school.
Cold, dirty, starving girls, desolate
Who endures harsh treatment from the teachers?
Helen Burns
Helen teaches Jane what?
About religion, and duty, and discipline
What does Miss Temple do that we learn that she is a good person?
Buys all the girls bread and cheese when their food is burnt
How is Brocklehurst a hypocrite
His students are poor and starving and plain, while his daughters and wife are wearing furs and jewels. He always emphasizes that the student’s livestyle will give them better behaivor
Jane truly wants ___ in her childhood
Who dies and how
helen, consumption
Who is Jane’s new friend
Mary Ann Wilson, an older, smart girl.
Why does Miss Temple’s marriage affect Jane?
Jane feels empty, and looks to find a new adventure, she applies for a new job

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