Saturday, March 16, 2019
How do JaneÃ¢â¬â¢s experiences at Lowood contribute to her development? Essa
How do Janes experiences at Lowood contribute to her development?Before arriving at Lowood Jane lived at Gateshead, with her aunt andthree cousin-germans. She was unloved and treated badly, and had alreadydeveloped a determination to stand up for herself and fight for herindependence. The young Jane had baffled Mrs beating-reed instrument, who could seeminglynot understand how for nine years you could be patient and inactiveunder any treatment, and in the tenth break out all fire andviolence. At Gateshead she is unhappy and when Mr Lloyd questions herafter the red-room incident, she is shown to be nave and ignorantof life. She has no real picture of honest, decent, working hoi polloi andher experience of poverty is limited to her aunts nasty comments closely her relatives and to the few poor villagers she has seen. Janeis not religious yet, as the logical response to Mr Brocklehurstsquestion reveals, and she again shocks him with her comments about thepsalms. Her sense of injus tice, would not allow Mrs Reed to insult herand call her deceitful, forcing her to speak her mind. Jane identifiesherself with the role of mutinous slave, likening her cousin to aslave driver. She appears to be afraid that she will never determine a truesense of home or community, Jane feels the need to hold up somewhere,to find kin, or at least kindred spirits.after Janes open act of rebellion, she is sent to Lowood. Aninstitution run by Mr Brocklehurst, whose mission it is to mortify inthese girls the lusts of flesh. Lowood institution is based uponCharlotte Bronts own experiences at the Clergy Daughters School,Cowan Bridge, which she attended at the age of 8, with her sisters. Asin Jane Eyre, typhus broke out at the school,... ...brance of God is the same as when sheacknowledges to herself her love for Rochester, where she says thatRochester has become so important in her life that he even displacesreligion and stands between her and God.Jane also has the power of forgiveness in her. She is ready to forgiveMrs Reed for her wrongs and she returns to Thornfield to find andforgive Rochester. It is possible for her learnings from Lowood to beforgotten or ignored in a trice. She stoops low to implore when sheleaves Rochester and when she lets St. John take over her feelings,but regains them at both times, refusing his design of marriage andbeing taken in by the Rivers.Lowood made Jane a capable woman with morals, who knew her place. Itwas all that she needed to have back in the 19th century when at thetime the book was written, women were considered inferior to men.