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Theisis of Imprisonment

In the Victorian novel, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, a major precedent and theme throughout the course of the novel is the developed scheme of imprisonment. Being a female orphan in a caste system whose mother married into to a lower stature was an outcaste from her upper caste family in which the repercussions continued in Jane Eyre's life through imprisonment. Charlotte Bronte continues this idea from the beginning of Jane's life at Gates Head and to the end with the handicapped Mr. Rochester.This scheme is developed through the trials that Jane Eyre continually suffers in her life and will be shown in a chronological order.
Since childhood Jane Eyre had been ostracized from being born into a caste system that seemed to have a nonexistent place for her spot in society.This born into caste system came with many views, which set many authoritarian views about how one should act and reside.Jane was an orphaned child born from a family that was thought as unconventional, due to her mother marrying to a clergyman who is of a lower stature in society.Therefore, as a child at Gates Head she was regarded as a parasite on the Reed's family.Jane's aunt, Mrs. Reed, always tortured her for this reason.For example, she was eventually forbidden to play with her three cousins.Also, inhumane punishment was a norm for her childhood.For instance "…I saw him lift and poise the book and stand in act to hurl it, I instinctively started aside with a cry of alarm: not soon enough, however; the volume was flung, it hit me, and I fell, striking my head against the door and cutting…"(Bronte 8).John Reed, who forcefully aimed this book at Jane, also portrayed the family views towards Jane "…you are a dependent, mamma says; you have no money; your father left you none; you ought to beg, and not live here with gentlemen's children like us, and eat the same meals we do, and ware clothes at our…

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