Quakerism would have been known in the Yorkshire moors where Charlotte Bronte grew up and near where Jane Eyre lived, especially since that is where the religion began (Moglen 19; Barbour and Frost 27).
Beyond the explicit descriptions of Quaker-like appearances or behaviors, many parts of Quaker lifestyle are also used in a less obvious manner in Jane Eyre.
Shawn Micallef has created a career around thinking about cities and culture. He’s an urban columnist at Canada’s largest newspaper, The Toronto Star, and an editor and co-owner of Spacing—the independent, national, Jane Jacobs Prize-winning magazine dedicated to looking at what makes Canadian cities work. Micallef is also interested in how technology and social media integrate into cities, and how they make them better. While a resident at the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab, he co-founded [murmur], a location-based mobile phone documentary project that has been established in over 20 cities globally.
O.S. Klassen grew up in the Midwest surrounded by older sisters and a loving extended family, amidst endless fields of tall corn, Amish buggies and tornadoes. Sadly, she did not enjoy a single day of school, but things started looking up with the discovery of Jane Eyre. After graduating from the University of Oregon’s art school, she helped raise a family of six children. When not writing, she swims, plays with dogs, ballroom dances with her husband, and dreams about sunnier climates. She is currently working on her debut middle grade novel.
In the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Jane shows self-confidence throughout the novel, by possessing a sense of self-worth, dignity, and a trust in God....
Whether it’s writing her first fiction project, The Mary Janes, or working on the front lines for Greenpeace, Jessica Wilson is always "going green" on the job. From her early years as a crime and politics reporter for the Ottawa Citizen to her role in launching the cutting-edge youth daily Dose across the country, Jessica’s writing has taken her from Montreal crime scenes to Ottawa club scenes.
A Toronto native, Jessica graduated from j-school in Ottawa in 2005 before writing and editing her away around the world. In 2007, after five months in South East Asia, she settled in Vancouver, or "Vansterdam," and it wasn’t long before her journalistic inclination inched her deeper into the heart of the debate around the compassionate use of marijuana. The story led Jessica from the fringes of pot culture to its very core. Teaming up with former journalism colleague Raina Delisle, the dope duo delved into the pot-itics of the city they loved, and emerged with The Mary Janes. The work has been dubbed a threesome between the L-Word, Weeds and Sex and the City. A film/TV option is already under negotiation.
As much an environmentalist as she is a writer, Jessica continues to work in communications at Greenpeace, and is excited to join Raina in transitioning their work from the page to the screen. Jessica and Raina continue to work on the next books in The Mary Janes series.
Jane Eyre therefore represents figures of the Victorian time yet the character of Jane Eyre, herself, can be seen as very unconventional for the Victorian society.
Set in the mid-nineteenth century on the English countryside Jane Eyre tells the story of one orphan's troubled childhood and her yearning to belong to someone somewhere as she matures into an adult....
Not only is "Jane Eyre" a novel about one woman's journey through life, but Brontë also conveys to the reader the social injustices of the period, such as poverty, lack of universal education and sexual inequality....
Not only was it almost unheard of for a readable novel to be written by a woman, but the views and opinions expressed by the character of Jane Eyre were unthinkable and before their time.
The main character, Jane Eyre, demonstrates a strong need to be herself, a young girl trying to retain all the individuality possible for a dependent of her time.
Each one came from a different source, the independence from the money her father left her and the love from Rochester, but Jane mixed them together by marrying Rochester but having the means to support herself.
Elizabeth Rigby (later Lady Eastlake) was probably the harshest critic, calling Jane Eyre “the personification of an unregenerate and undisciplined spirit.” Rigby strongly believed that, while Jane was portrayed with a great degree of accuracy, she was herself a flawed person....
In both Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte the corrupting nature of monetary wealth is displayed through the lives of multiple characters.
Jane abandons Rochester under the semblance that she cannot marry him because of Bertha, but truly she feels that by marrying someone she loses any independence she has in the name on love.