Remaking Myths: Charlotte Brontee's Response to Constructs of Victorian Womanhood in Jane Eyre
Pulling, Erica S.
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Bronte uses the novel as a vehicle in which she explores the conventions of the Victorian period and their effects on one real woman, Jane Eyre. And in this paper, I, too, shall explore these conventions and how they contribute to the issues and themes the novel deals with. But perhaps more importantly, using Jane Eyre as a guide I will examine how Bronte both recreates some Victorian myths of womanhood, as well as how she remains torn and fails to resolve other constructs of womanhood.