Jane Eyre – Rebellion in ways


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Chapter 12- The double quoted passage because I couldn’t have described it any better than how Charlotte Bronte puts it in the description of Jane Eyre’s feelings wanting to explore a more wide chunk of the world. Being a woman , it is an accessible amount of suffering to experience and its all purely primitive. Sharp from the times visible in the book ,proto-feminism is orignally being carried out yet today. The novel surely must be considered ahead of its time.

“-that then i longed for a power of vision which might overpass the limit; which might reach the busy world,towns , regions full of life I had heard of but never seen-that then I desired more of practical experience than i possessed ; more of intercourse with my mind, of acquaintance with variety of character ,than was here within my reach. I valued what was good in Mrs. Fairfax, and what was good in Adele; but i believed in the existence of other and more vivid kinds of goodness, and what i believed in I wished to behold.”

” It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in silent revolt against their lot. Nobody knows how many rebellions besides political rebellions ferment in the masses of life which people earth. Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.”

Their are rebellions in world stock-still in all female skin , the flames yet to fall on deary proscriptions meant for women till now.

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