Jane Eyre- – Complete Summary

Jane Eyre is an orphan who is being brought up by her nasty and affluent aunt, Mrs. Reed. Jane Eyre is a young girl. Bessie, a maidservant, is one of the only people who shows Jane any compassion whatsoever. Bessie entertains Jane by singing songs and telling her stories. One day, as a kind of retribution for Jane getting into a fight with her intimidating cousin John Reed, Jane’s aunt locks her up in the red room, which was also the room in which Jane’s uncle Reed passed away. While she is confined, Jane cries and passes out because she is convinced that she sees the spirit of her uncle. When she comes to, she discovers that Bessie and a caring apothecary named Mr. Lloyd are taking care of her. Mr. Lloyd offers to Mrs. Reed that Jane be sent away to school. Jane is overjoyed to hear that Mrs. Reed agrees with her.

When Jane arrives at the Lowood School, she discovers that her life is everything but idyllic there. Mr. Brocklehurst, a man who is known to be nasty, hypocritical, and abusive, is the headmaster of the school. Brocklehurst teaches his students that they should have little and be content with what they have, yet he uses the money from the school to ensure that he and his family live an extravagant lifestyle. At Lowood, Jane makes friends with a young girl named Helen Burns, who has a strong, martyr-like attitude toward the tribulations that occur at the school. This attitude is both beneficial and dissatisfying to Jane. Helen succumbs to consumption during a widespread outbreak of typhus that ravages Lowood. In addition to this, Mr. Brocklehurst leaves Lowood as a direct result of the pandemic since it brings unwanted attention to the unsanitary conditions that exist there. Jane’s situation substantially improves after Brocklehurst is replaced by a group of gentlemen who are more sympathetic to her plight. She stays at Lowood for a total of eight years, completing six more years as a student there and then beginning a teaching career there.

Jane has been a teacher for two years, and she is ready for some new adventures. She decides to work as a governess in an estate known as Thornfield, where the little student she would be instructing is a bright French girl named Adèle. Mrs. Fairfax, a well-known and respected housekeeper, is in charge of the estate. Jane’s boss at Thornfield is a mysterious and ardent guy by the name of Rochester, and she realises that she is slowly but surely falling in love with him. One night, she saves Rochester from a fire that he alleges was created by a drunken servant named Grace Poole. Rochester credits her with saving his life. Jane comes to the conclusion that she has not been provided with all of the relevant information because Grace Poole is still employed at Thornfield. When Rochester brings home a stunning but ruthless woman named Blanche Ingram, Jane’s mood begins to deteriorate and she becomes despondent. Blanche is the one Jane anticipates Rochester to propose to. But instead, Rochester makes a marriage proposal to Jane, and she accepts it almost without believing it.

The day of the wedding has finally arrived, and as Jane and Mr. Rochester get set to exchange their vows, Mr. Mason’s voice can be heard shouting that Rochester already has a wife. Jane and Mr. Rochester are unaware of this fact. Mason says that he is the brother of that wife, who’s name is Bertha, and then he introduces himself. According to Mr. Mason’s testimony, Rochester’s wife Bertha, whom he married when he was a young man in Jamaica, is still living today. Rochester does not refute Mason’s assertions, but instead offers an explanation that Bertha has lost her mind. He brings the bridal party back to Thornfield, where they see the mentally unstable Bertha Mason running around on all fours and roaring like an animal. Rochester conceals Bertha on the third floor of Thornfield and pays Grace Poole to keep an eye on his wife so that he may maintain control over her. The unidentified fire that occurred earlier in the story was really started by Bertha. Jane runs away from Thornfield because she is aware that it is impossible for her to be with Rochester.

Because she has no money and is starving, Jane has no choice except to sleep outside and beg for food. At long last, she is taken in by three siblings who reside in a manor that is variously referred to as Marsh End and Moor House. They introduce themselves as Mary, Diana, and St. John (whose name is pronounced “sinjin”) Rivers, and Jane is fast to become friends with all three of them. Jane gets a position as a teacher at a charity school in Morton because to the efforts of St. John, who is a cleric. One day, he takes her by complete surprise by informing her that her wealthy uncle, John Eyre, has passed away and left her a bequest of 20,000 pounds. When Jane inquires as to how he found out about this information, he further stuns her by revealing that her uncle was also his uncle; in other words, Jane and the Riverses are related as cousins. Almost soon, Jane comes to the conclusion that her three newly discovered relatives are deserving of an equal portion of her inheritance.

St. John makes the decision to go to India to serve as a missionary, and he strongly encourages Jane to go with him in the capacity of his wife. Jane is willing to travel to India but she will not wed her cousin because she does not feel romantic feelings for him. St. John continues to apply pressure, and she is on the verge of caving in to his demands. When she hears Rochester’s voice screaming her name in the middle of the night from over the moors, she comes to the conclusion that she cannot walk away from the man she loves deeply forever. As soon as Jane hears the news, she makes haste to return to Thornfield, where she discovers that Bertha Mason had set the house on fire and perished as a result of the blaze. Rochester was able to save the servants, but the price he paid was the loss of his sight and one of his hands. Jane continues her journey to Rochester at his new home in Ferndean, where he has two servants named John and Mary working for him.

While staying at Ferndean, Rochester and Jane work to repair their relationship and eventually tie the knot. Jane mentions in her final paragraph that she and Rochester have been married for 10 happy years and that they share a life of perfect equality together. This occurs at the conclusion of her narrative. She claims that after being blind for two years, Rochester regained sight in one eye and was able to witness the birth of their first kid. This happened after Rochester had been blind for both eyes.



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