When I was deciding what kind of approach I should use for the novel of Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre, I was reading the author's CV and I was surprised that she published her novel just as some of her other works under the pseudonym Currer Bell. Was it because she wasn't sure of the success which had avoided her till that time, or was it because in her novel Jane Eyre she opened the 13th chamber in question about status of women in society in the beginning of the 19th century? .
The status of women is society. There were undoubtedly some other writers who dealt with this question, e.g. Jane Austen, but the heroine of Brontë is something different because she has no high social status, she is poor, uninteresting, small and plain and Quaker-like girl. Nevertheless her personality is standing out above the others, because she is not following contemporary convention, but she venerates equality of rights and gender instead of .
submission. "Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel." (141) I as a reader perceive Jane as very strong personality venerating feminist ideals which weren 't common in Victorian culture. Does her inner power stem from her horrible situation in childhood? .
Because she was an orphan and she had to take care of herself to survive the aggression from her cousin and her relatives always bullied her? Her aunt couldn't stand her, she behaved unjustly and prioritized own children. She couldn't understand why Jane is so savage and rebellious, but she wanted only better treatment and her independent soul couldn't deal with it. However at the time Jane was ten years old, she opposed her evil aunt Reed and she told her what she thought about her despotic upbringing. "I am glad you are no relation of mine. I will never call you aunt again as long as I live." (68) " People think you a good woman, but you are bad, hard-hearted.