Jane Eyre: scheda libro

Jane Eyre: scheda del libro di Charlotte Bronte in inglese (3 pagine formato doc)


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855). 
THE STORY: Psychological romance
Northern England; 1800s
Jane Eyre, an orphan girl

Reed, Jane's aunt, and mistress of Gateshead Hall
Edward Rochester, the once-handsome owner of Thornfield Manor
St. John Rivers, a young clergyman.

Jane Eyre: recensione


Jane Eyre di Charlotte Bronte. SUMMARY: Orphaned at birth, Jane Eyre was left to live at Gateshead Hall Manor with her aunt-in-law, Mrs.

Reed. Jane remained for ten years, subjected to hard work, mistreatment, and fixed hatred .
After a difficult childhood , Jane was sent to Lowood School, a semi-charitable institution for girls. The place was very hostile towards her ,because she was considered a liar from Mr. Brocklehurst and because he esorted the other girls to stay away from Jane .But only one girl ,disobeying from the orders, become her great friend :Helen Burns .Their friendship lasted until Helen falled ill and died of tuberculosis .Jane excelled at Lowood and over the years became a teacher. Then she left Lowood to become the governess of a little girl, Adele, the ward of one Mr. Edward Rochester, stern, master of Thornfield Manor.
At Thornfield, Jane was comfortable with life - what with the grand old house, its well-stocked and silent library, her private room, the garden with its many chestnut, oak and thorn trees, it was a veritable palace. Mr. Rochester was a princely and heroic master, and, despite his ireful frown and brusque, moody manner, Jane felt at ease in his presence. Rochester confided that Adele was not his own child but the daughter of a Parisian dancer who had deserted her in his care. Still, even with this forthright confession, Jane sensed that there was something Rochester was hiding.
Off and on, Jane heard bizarre, mysterious sounds at Thornfield. She finally discovered that Rochester kept a strange tenant on the third floor of the mansion. This hermit-like woman, once employed by Rochester - or so he said - often laughed maniacally in the night. And other disturbances soon followed.


One evening, after the household had gone to sleep, Jane was aroused by the smell of smoke - to find Mr. Rochester's bed on fire. Only with a great deal of exertion did she manage to extinguish the flames and revive her employer.
Some time later, a Mr. Mason from Jamaica arrived for a house party. Shortly after retiring that evening, Jane and the house guests were awakened by the sound of a man screaming for help. Rochester reassured his guests that it was merely a servant's nightmare and persuaded them to return to their rooms. But Jane was obligated to spend the rest of the night caring for Mr. Mason, who had somehow received serious slashes to his arm and shoulder. After hinting that he had obtained these wounds from an attack by a madwoman, he quietly left the house on the next morning.
One day Jane was urgently summoned to Gateshead: Mrs. Reed was dying. Upon Jane's arrival, Mrs. Reed presented her with a letter from her childless uncle, John Eyre, requesting that Jane come to him in Madeira, as he wished to adopt her. The letter had been delivered three years before, but, because of her dislike for the girl, Mrs. Reed had written John Eyre to inform him that Jane had unfortunately died in an epidemic earlier that year. Adoption by her uncle would have given Jane not only a family but an inheritance - one she still might claim. However, she decided to return to Thornfield.