Week 51 Lesson 2 Jane Eyre

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This lesson contains 23 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

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learning goals
- I know the circumstances for women during the Victorian Age
- I know the plot of Jane Eyre
and can apply some elements of fiction to the novel. 

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What do you remember from previous literature class?

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Nature = 
inspired by the
for outcasts of society
daily life

Slide 4 - Drag question

  • daily life
  • moral purpose
  • idealism/ideal life
  • pessimism
  • visually descriptive
  • dramatic monologue
  • takes inspiration from renaissance

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A Bildungsroman is a literary term describing a formative novel about a protagonist’s psychological and moral growth from their youth into adulthood. Bildungsroman novels are generally written in the first-person and often feature the name of the protagonist directly in the title, such as Emma, Jane Eyre, and David Copperfield.

The Bildungsroman literary genre originated in Germany. The German word “bildung” means education” and the German word “roman” means “novel.” Thus, “Bildungsroman” translates to “a novel of education” or “a novel of formation.”

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Gothic novel
The adjective gothic describes something that is characterized by mystery, horror, and gloom — especially in literature. Gothic literature combines the genres of romance and horror. Some famous writers of Gothic fiction include Charlotte Bronte, Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe.

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Characteristics of Victorian Novel: 
1. Standard middle-class (bourgeoisie) habits and standards of behaviour.
2. The most popular topic is the adaptation of the individual to society. (Was this similar to the Romantic era?)
3. Emphasis on the way that characters develop. 
(lower class described in a boring manner, aristocracy portrayed in a jealous/arrogant manner). 

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Why was the novel successful? 
1. intended for middle class
2. flexible
3. escapism (industrial revolution Vs. refuge in nature)
4. realistic
5. solutions to complex issues

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Types of jobs for poor women

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Position of women in Victorian Times
*Poor women had to work

*Bad living conditions

* no rights to vote, husband was the boss
Difference between the classes:
*Rich women were supposed to be "the Angel of the House"
*Well-furnished houses & enough food, servants
* no rights to vote, husband decided on everything

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Women's rights
Emancipation: women's rights
in GB called Sufragettes: rights & votes for women 
1918 :allowed to vote if 30 years old
1928: vote at 21 years old
Rights to vote for women & lower classes

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Charlotte Brontë
Jane eyre

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Slide 17 - Video

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Which conflict is present in Jane Eyre?
man Vs. man? man Vs. nature? man Vs. society?
man Vs. man
man Vs. nature
man Vs. society

Slide 21 - Quiz

What could be a theme in Jane Eyre?

Slide 22 - Open question

Slide 23 - Link