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2. Jane Eyre, 1847

3. Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

4. Protagonist- Jane Eyre, an orphan since early childhood who is in search for freedom and the feeling of belonging. Jane has a great sense of dignity and integrity which is continually put to the test throughout the novel.

5. Antagonist-Mrs. Reed, Jane's cruel aunt. Mr. Brocklehurst, the horrid master of Lowood School. His dishonest practices and cruel temperament negatively affect the school. Bertha Mason, Mr. Rochester's insane wife. St. John, Jane's cousin.

6. Conflict-Mrs. Reed resents Jane because her husband had always loved Jane more than his own children. Mr. Brocklehurst is cruel to all of the girls at Lowood and ridicules Jane in front of everyone telling them they must avoid her at all costs because she is evil. Bertha Mason stands in the way of Mr. Rochester and Jane's marriage. Not to mention she tries to kill Mr. Rochester a few times as well. St. John tries to force Jane to marry him not because he loves her but because he thinks she would make a good wife.

7. Minor Characters- Bessie, the maid at Gateshead who is the only one who treats her kindly. Mr. Lloyd, the doctor that treats Jane and suggests that she be sent away to school. Eliza Reed, John Reed, and Georgiana, Jane's cousins. Helen Burns, Jane's friend at Lowood. Mrs. Temple, Jane's teacher at Lowood, Mrs. Fairfax, the housekeeper at Thornfield. Grace Poole, the keeper of Bertha Mason. Adele, Jane's pupil at Thornfield. Sophie, Adele's nurse. Richard Mason, Bertha's brother. Blanche Ingram. Diana Rivers and Mary Rivers, Jane's cousins. Rosamond Oliver.

8. Setting-Early 19th century England. Gateshead, Lowood, Thronfield, Moor House, and Ferndean.

9. Narrator/POV- Jane is the narrator of the book. The entire book is the point of view of Jane.

10. Summary- Jane is locked in the red room. Jane goes to Lowood. Helen dies. Jane teaches at Lowood for 8 years then goes to Thornfield. Jane meets Mr. Rochester. Mr. Rochester pretends to be engaged to Blanche. Mason shows up and gets bitten by Bertha. Aunt Reed gets sick and tells Jane about her uncle. Mrs. Reed dies. Mr.Rochester proposes to Jane. Jane finds out about Bertha. Jane runs away. Jane meets St. John, Mary, and Diana. Jane finds out that they are her cousins and inherits money. St. John tries to force Jane into marrying him. Jane goes back to Thornfield to find it burned down. Jane goes to find Mr. Rochester. Mr. Rochester is burned and blind. They get married.

11. Symbols- The red room, Jane's feeling of being exiled. The chestnut tree, Jane's and Mr. Rochester's relationship. Fire and Ice, describe emotions. Fire is passion and ice is dispassion.

12. Tone- mysterious, romantic,



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