“The main source of Jane Eyre’s interest is the story of immense human endurance” Explore the methods which use to present the idea of human endurance. Jane is already predisposed to poor treatment due to her status socially and economically in society. Jane’s position in society is ambiguous she is already mistreated by the prejudice Victorian society before she is even rejected by her aunt. We see Jane persevere through a societal situation where she is destined to be disposable to men and a dispensable governess but Jane refuses these titles and fights, abruptly for what she believes in at all times.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. ” We are able to sympathise and empathise with her situation and admire her patriotism for her own self-worth and ability to perceiver into the happiness and respect she deserves. 1st Paragraph Through the red room we are able to see the symbolism of her entrapment, isolation and desire to break free Foreshadowing and imagery emphasises how isolated Jane is from the rest of her peers “dark and haunted chamber” Even at Lowood this is a recurring theme of the unjust and sufferable nature of her childhood.
A symbol of her isolation from compassion during her childhood Through the repeated use of this symbol we see how Jane is imprisoned by her own treatment. Following Jane’s escape from the Red Room we see that she when she is “then happy” with Edward the door on the Red Room almost closes but never fully, because her isolation never truly perishes. 2nd Paragraph Dreams or the “weight on her spirits” as Jane calls them allow for Jane once again to foresee and prophesise into the future. In Janes dream her veil is ripped representing the unveiling of something she wishes to keep private.
In direct parallel to this dream, as Jane unveils herself further to Rochester by revealing her dream to him he simply leaves Jane “without a tear, without a kiss, without a word”, the situational irony of this event proves her dreams validity. Janes dream does lead to her to treat Rochester just as she envisioned treating him after finding out about Bertha Mason; showing Jane often prophesises an accurate event but using the incorrect people due to her previous treatment and constantly protects herself. 3rd Paragraph Jane Eyre and Mr Rochester relationship is represented by the split chestnut tree, where their love is first declared.
Following their meeting at “the sunken fence and horse-chestnut”. Their relationship meets many barriers which need to be overcome as symbolised by the “great horse chestnut at the bottom of the orchard” being “struck by lighting and half of it split away” Despite the disaster of lighting Rochester and Jane’s foundation still stays strong, alive and prosperous “for the firm base and strong roots kept them unsundered below” The tree acts as a prophecy for their relationship and provides great foreshadowing for the nurture their relationship needs to survive.