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Jane Eyre

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What is a Bildungsroman? A literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood
What was Jane Eyre job? She was a Governess.
In the Victorian era, women... ... were bsically required to provide their husbands with a clean home, to put food on the table and to raise their children.
A governess was... ... a woman employed in a household to train the children and to teach them.
The life of a governess was often lonely because... ... they could not socialize with their employers and often they were ostracized by the other servants of the household.
What were the main characteristics of Brontë's protagonist? She was a small, plain and poor woman.
Emotionally, Jane Eyre is a woman who... ... acts on her own convictions
Jane Eyre story was received with great acclaim by some critics, and harsh criticism by others. A reviewer wrote... ... "might be written by a woman but not by a lady", giving emphasis to how scandalous they thought it was.
Why didn't Brontë describe Jane as a beautiful woman? She wanted to prove she could have a heroine as plain and as small as herself and as interesting as any of her sisters' female characters.
What are the similarities between Brontë and Jane? Apart from the physical aspects, the author had been a governess and grew up without a mother. They both went to boarding schools as well.
Created by: YaelC
 

 



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