Plot[ edit ] One summer morning in VeronaVenetoa longstanding feud between the Montague and the Capulet clans breaks out in a street brawl. The brawl is broken up by the Princewho warns both families that any future violence between them will result in harsh consequences. That night, two teenagers of the two families — Romeo and Juliet — meet at a Capulet masked ball and become deeply infatuated.
Jane Eyre is a gothic bildungsroman novel set in the Nineteenth Century which follows the development of an orphan dependant into maturity, exploring the many struggles against society she faces along the way.
Romeo and Juliet is a play set in 13th Century Italy. It portrays the story of two young lovers from feuding families who would not approve of their relationship.
The contrast in genre between the two works sets up some of the differences which can be found. As a dependant and an orphan, Jane is excluded from her wealthy, upper class family and from early on in the novel demonstrates her preference to solitude.
Jane also links her own situation to phrases from the book she is reading. JE; The Red Room: Subsequent to her aggressive behaviour towards her cousin John, Jane is forced to remain in the Red Room until her Aunt deems her to be reformed.
The Red Room symbolises many things, including the confinements of the Victorian era for Jane and the introduction of the gothic theme continued throughout the novel. The extensive passage describing her time spent in the Red Room also illustrates this point.
The room is also a symbol of imprisonment, as it is hard to ignore the references to prisons and the locked door. The room is symbolic of the struggles she experience at the hands of her relations, and as a consequence of their actions i.
Leaving Thornfield, refusing St. Later on in the book, the Red Room becomes a metaphorical authority figure acting upon Jane, as it affects and contributes towards many of her important life decisions.
As a result of authority figures imprisoning her in the Red Room, Jane displays extreme emotion. The final paragraph of this extract commences with a short, simple sentence: The tension is then built up by including longer, more complex sentences and lists.
The punctuation used also contributes towards the fast-paced, agitated tone. JE; Fire and Ice: The use of ice demonstrates the cold, emotionless atmosphere Jane lives in and suggests feelings of oppression and misery.
As she begins to explore maturity, when prompted to consider marriage, she is portrayed as young and innocent, only revealing her inner confidence when she meets Romeo at the Capulet Ball intended to be her first meeting of her arranged husband Count Paris.
They then go on to share a secretive relationship, and marry. Although they are set in different time periods, both female characters experience similar oppression as a result of common views at the time. On the other hand, there are many contrasts between the two works, due to their context, style and the progression of their characters.
Comparison — Light imagery:We currently have Jane Eyre, Romeo and Juliet, Sense and Sensibility, The Count of Monte Christo, Les Miserables, Emma, Great Expectations, The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe, Pride and Prejudice, The Scarlet Letter and either Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn, they are checked out so often that I 4/5(9).
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Extra credit for students who buy & annotate their own copy of the novel! Get this edition. The development of Jane Eyre’s character is central to the novel. From the beginning, Jane possesses a sense of her self-worth and dignity, a commitment to justice and principle, a trust in God, and a passionate disposition.
Her integrity is continually tested over the course of the novel, and. Question: In Romeo and Juliet, which is (Is Jane Eyre a feminist novel?).
For this kind of essay, there are two important points to keep in mind. First, don’t simply base your arguments on your personal feelings and reactions.
Every literary essay expects you to read and analyze the work, so search for evidence in the text. The couples in both Romeo and Juliet and Jane Eyreare like two magnets drawn together.
Both couples are in love despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Both couples are in love despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.