英文版文学论文:分析简爱的美
作者:佚名; 更新时间:2017-09-30

  导语:夏洛蒂·勃朗特的作品《简爱》成功地塑造了一位生而不幸却又敢于与命运抗争的极富个性的“女英雄”式的人物。以下是带来的英文版文学论文,分析《简爱》的美。

  Abstract

  As an English idiom goes, “Beauty is but skin-deep”. A person’s great virtue, a noble soul, a beautiful heart can be called as an everlasting beauty. The thesis focuses on the analysis of Jane Eyre’s beauty, on the assumption that more people may act like “Jane” and possess inner beauty. First, it introduces the author Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre’ path of life, as well as its historical background of this work. Second, it mainly analyses the characters in Jane Eyre through her life experience in terms of psychology, language, mentality, behavior and so on to reflect the theme. Third, it is about Jane’s love. It express Jane’ longing and pursuit for the most beautiful characteristic of human beings, which enlighten us greatly. Finally, it has a discussion about Jane’s personalities and concludes that Jane is a beautiful feminist.

  Key Words

  Female; independent; dignity; freedom; equal; beautiful

  Introduction

  However, our heroin has unique character that makes her beauty everlasting. Little Jane is an orphan, brought up by her despotic and prejudiced aunt. In her aunt’s Gates heed, Jane is treated cruelly. Being rebellious, she is packed off to a charity school. The school’ condition is very poor and its administration is harsh and severe. Jane sets herself to learn and qualifies herself as a teacher. Then Jane is ambitious to advertise for a post, and leaves the charity school to be a governess. In Jane’s path of life, she dares to challenge traditional opinions and oppression. Jane’s witted mind and independent character win other’s respect for her. Her indomitable spirit changes her fate. No matter how difficult and strenuous, she never gives up straggling for freedom and equality. Jane is a marvelous person, a beautiful feminist.

  Ⅰ. Overview of Jane .Eyre

  A. Introduction to Charlotte Bronte

  B. Historical Background

  The early years of the Victorian Age was a time of rapid economic development. England developed into a rich, advanced industrial country; however, there were many social problems, for instance the sharpest contrast between the rich and the poor and rigid social hierarchy. In this period, women were still regarded as second-class hierarchy. However some outstanding women appeared, such as famous women writers Bronte sisters. They were great English realists of the time. They created pictures of bourgeois civilization, showing the misery and suffering of the common people. Although capitalist has appeared, old convention and prejudice remained dominant. Women were still regarded as the second-class hierarchy. At this time, women were employed as cheap labor and were forced to do very hard jobs, and they did not get the vote until 1918. So in the late period of Victorian Age, a feminist movement started fighting for women’s equality and freedom, and for their educational and employment opportunities. Petitions to parliament advocating women’s suffrage were introduced as early as in the 1840.

  C. Jane Eyre’s Path of Life

  Jane Eyre’s life is full of tears, misery, and starvation, but she constantly strives to become stronger and has the courage to fight continuously for freedom and equality. She becomes strong-minded and persistent in struggling against her fate.

  1. Life in Gatesheed and Lowood Institution

  Jane Eyre is an orphan, so brought up by her uncle. When she is ten years old, her uncle died too. Little Jane is left to live with her aunt Mrs. Reed who is despotic, prejudiced, harsh and unsympathetic. Mrs. Reed lets her daughters and son cluster round her perfectly happy and keeps little Jane at a distance. Mrs. Reed declares that Jane is not important than a servant in her family. Other peoples do not give any sympathy to Jane because she is not pretty and her parents leave her nothing. Some of the servants prejudice to her. Furthermore, Jane is often beaten and insulted by her cousin John. As Jane says that every nerve she has fears him, and every morsel of flesh in her bones shrinks when John come near. One day John strikes Jane cruelly and hard. When John lifts the book to hit her, she really cannot bear bad-treatment any more and change her tolerance to rebellious feelings. She points to John, claims that he is wicked and cruel boy, and is like the evil rulers of ancient Rome. Then, Mrs. Reed imprisons Jane in the red-room in which Jane’s uncle Reed died. While locked in it, Jane believes that she sees her uncle’s ghost, then Jane creams and faints, the fear that children of this age can truly feel.

  When Jane awakes to find her in the care of Bessie who is a servant in Gates heed and she is the only one who gives Jane lots of kindness. In addition, the kind doctor who suggests Mrs. Reed to send Jane to school, then Jane goes to Lowood, a charity school, the school condition is very harsh and the girls could not even keep the simplest living standard. The school headmaster is very severe and hard-heated person who prevents the girls from having normal mental growth. At here, Jane befriends a young girl named Helen Burns. The students in this school often suffer starvation and frost. The bad condition and imperious rules make all the pupils lose their clever children nature and make most of them tend to catch diseases easily. A massive typhus epidemic sweeps Lowood, and Helen dies of consumption. Jane survives for her tenacious will power. She spends eight more years at Lowood. During the eight years, Jane becomes a teacher after six years’ hard work.

  2. Tutor in Thornfield Hall

  After years of misery in the Lowood School, Jane advertises for a position of governess finally she is employed to teach an eight years old French girl named Adele whose custodian is Mr.Rochester master of Thornfield Hall. Jane gets along with Adele very well. As for Rochester, he is a very proud, sardonic, harsh and moody master of Thorfield Hall but he is kind-hearted to Jane. At here Jane also meets a kindhearted Miss Temple who has no power in the word but possesses great spiritual strength and charm, not only she shelters Jane from pain, she also encourages her intellectual development.

  One night Jane saves Rochester from a fire. As for the fire, Rochester claims that a drunken servant named Grace Pool starts it. Nevertheless, because Grace Poole continues to work at Thornfield, Jane concludes that she has not been told the entire story. Rochester continues to admire Jane and look after her tenderly. Moreover, Rochester gives her a true sense of belonging. At the same times, Jane finds herself fall in love with him deeply. However, unfortunately, on the morning of her wedding day, Jane knows the fact that Rochester has married Bertha Mason in Jamaica some fifteen years earlier and now Bertha is still alive and living at Thornfield. No matter how sorrowful Jane is, she leaves Thornfield finally.

  3. Life in Moor House and the Manor house of Ferndean

  Jane uses up all her small stored money for the coach, so she has to suffer starvation. Because of having no money and hungriness, Jane is forced to sleep outdoors. She actually begs for food. She is almost dead on the Moors. Luckily, St. John Rivers and his sisters save her with great efforts. It happens that Jane is dieing but the servant refuses to give her aid, no matter how Jane pursues sincerely. At this moment, St. John Rivers comes back and saves her kindly. At here John’s two sisters Mary and Diana, they take her under the shelter of their roof giving her kind aid. Jane enjoys the time the pleasure arising from the perfect agreement in taste, feeling and ideas with them. Indoors they agree equally well. Jane is eager to accept any means of employment that can support her. With St. John River’s help, she gets a job as a teacher in charity school in Morton. Jane carries on the work of the village school as actively and faithfully as she can. She gains social respect from her teaching. The student’s parents are grateful to her. One day, a lawyer declares that Jane’s Uncle John Eyre has died and left her large fortune, which surprise Jane greatly. Simultaneity Jane knows that John and his sister are her cousins. Jane immediately decides to share her inheritance equally with her three newly found relatives. After a period, St. John finds that Jane is helpful for his missionary if he takes Jane as his wife, so he tries to persuade Jane to marry him and travel to India as a missionary. However, Jane realizes that she can never abandon the man she truly loves. One night when it seems that Jane hears Rochester’s voice calling her name over the moors, she immediately hurries back to Thorn field and finds it has been burned to the ground by Bertha Mason who lost her life in the fire. Rochester saved the servants and his mad wife but lost his eyesight and one of his hands. Jane goes to a new residence, Fern dean where Rochester lives with two servants named John and Mary. At here, Rochester and Jane rebuild their relationship and soon get married. Jane and Rochester enjoy perfect equality in their life together. After two years, Rochester regains sight in one eye and soon Jane gives birth to their first baby. They feel very happy because they are together after a long-suffering.

  Ⅱ. Analysis of Main Characters of Jane Eyre

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