Jane Eyre: Role of Male Dominance
Somewhere, The Dark Sheds Light
"Never, never, never quit..." -Winston Churchill
If women on this Earth had given up, they would be where they were in the time of Charlotte Brontė.
Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontė, tells the story of a woman on a lifetime journey, progressing on the path of acceptance, in searching of sympathy. Throughout her journey, Jane encounters many obstacles to her intelligence. Jane lives in a world and in a time where society thought women were too fragile to ponder too much at once. Women at the time had barely any rights at all, and women were not allowed prominent positions. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstruction at each stop of Jane's journey through Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution, Thornfield Manor, Moor House, and Ferndean Manor. As she grows, however, as she is her own shoulder to lean on in her times of need, Jane slowly learns how to understand and control repression...