Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë. It was first distributed in 1847 as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. Broadly thought to be a work of art, it gave new honesty to the Victorian epic with its sensible depiction of the inner existence of a lady, fighting her battles with her desires and social condition.

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Brontë (goes by Currer Bell) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels became classics of English literature.

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She enlisted in school at Roe Head in January 1831, aged 14 years. She left the year after to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess. In 1839 she undertook the role of governess for the Sidgwick family. But she left after a few months to return to Haworth. Her sisters opened a school there but failed to attract pupils.

When did Charlotte Bronte write Jane Eyre?

They started writing and published their first novel in 1846. Her debut novel ‘The Professor’ was rejected by the publishers. The second novel ‘Jane Eyre,’ was published in 1847. Charlotte was celebrated among writers for her coarse writing and stories that are closer to reality, within a short time.

Jane Eyre Book Review

The tale starts with Jane living at her aunt’s, Mrs. Reed. Mrs. Reed and her children are rude towards Jane. And one night Mrs. Reed locks Jane in the ‘Red Room,’ a haunted room for the family. Mrs. Reed sends Jane to Lowood School where the dean, Mr. Brocklehurst, is likewise remorseless towards Jane. Conditions are poor at the school and Jane’s dearest companion, Helen Burns, dies of consumption. Jane later turns into a teacher at Lowood.


Jane Eyre’s life struggles

After teaching for 2 years, Jane longs for new encounters. She acknowledges a tutor position at a house called Thornfield, where she teaches a vivacious French young lady named Adèle. The recognized servant Mrs. Fairfax manages the place. Jane’s boss at Thornfield is a dim, ardent man named Rochester, with whom Jane winds up falling in love. She saves Rochester from a fire one evening, which he asserts was begun by a smashed worker named Grace Poole. But since Grace Poole keeps on working at Thornfield, Jane reasons that she has not been recounted the whole story. Jane sinks into despodency when Rochester gets back a wonderful however horrendous lady named Blanche Ingram. Jane anticipates that Rochester should propose to Blanche. However, Rochester rather proposes to Jane, who acknowledges it disbelievingly.

Beyond tragedies

Upon the arrival of their wedding, a man turns up at the congregation to pronounce that Rochester can’t wed as he is already married. Rochester uncovers about his marriage, asserting his better half Bertha, is distraught he actually needs to be with Jane. Jane can’t be with Rochester when he is already married so she flees, getting homeless and afterward sick. The Rivers family takes her in and nurture her back to wellbeing.

Luck beyond tragedies

Jane was without money and hungry. She is forced to sleep outdoors and beg for food. Then three siblings Mary, Diana, and St. John Rivers take her in and instantly become friends. St. John is a clergyman and Jane finds a job and was revealed that her uncle John Eyre has died and left her 20000 pounds. Furthermore, she finds out that Riversees and her are cousins and they all decide to divide the inheritance equally with her three found relatives.

Why was Jane Eyre important to Charlotte Bronte?

Charlotte Brontë recognizes Jane Eyre from the rest of the women of her time, offering her courage, persistence, and self-sufficiency, recommending Brontë’s reverence of those characteristics that are regularly suppressed in women.

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In conclusion

To sum it all, Jane Eyre is a simple story showing how important one’s struggles can be when it comes to life, loneliness, and love. And in the end, things get settled.



The novel follows the story of a simple girl Jane, and how she battles through life’s struggles. Jane has many obstacles in her life – her cruel and abusive Aunt Reed, the grim conditions at Lowood school, her love for Rochester, and Rochester’s marriage to Bertha.

She esteems a sense of pride, self-truth, and she isn’t willing to think twice about in any event, for those things she wants most. Truth to self is esteemed regardless of anything else. This, to put it plainly, is the focal subject of this novel, and the supporting of Jane’s person.

Jane Eyre is broadly viewed as one of the first feminist novels, however. Jane’s activities are profoundly established in her ethical convictions, and the capacity to settle on a cognizant way of life decisions for herself is inarguably feminist.

No matter what happens, stick to your principles. And never lose your integrity for anyone. Never give in or give up.