Rebellion In Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre

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It can be either winning a contest or breaking an expensive vase. Everything has consequences. In Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Jane Eyre’s rebellion had many consequences. After her parents’ death, Eyre was taken in by her uncle, but when he died, her jealous aunt treated her horribly and sent her off to Lowood Institute when she rebelled. Some may argue that Charlotte Bronte was portraying the consequences of Jane’s rebellion as warnings, but Bronte was actually proving that even with negative consequences, the rebellion was worthwhile.
During the Victorian Era, love and marriage depend on social class, money, or beauty. Eyre, without anything, captivated Mr. Rochester because of her uniqueness. To Mr. Rochester, Eyre was an elf that stood
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The rebellion allowed her to be a lady who experienced the “ideal” and be among the educated.
Even though her rebellion caused Mr. Rochester to lose his eyesight and hand, Eyre never regretted. She even admitted, “No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am; ever more absolutely bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh,” (Bronte 519). Mr. Rochester’s loss of his eyesight and hand was a negative consequence, but it had a positive outcome. Eyre also mentioned, “I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine,” (Bronte 519). Had she been obedient, Eyre would have never been an equal of her husband. This shows that even with the negative consequences, Bronte also included a positive part.
Throughout the novel, Charlotte Bronte was actually trying to show that even with consequences the rebellion was worthwhile. Eyre’s rebellion led her to the rich and high-class Mr. Rochester. It also gave her the experience of the ideals and be educated. Even though Mr. Rochester was injured partially because of her rebellious personality, Eyre became closer to Mr. Rochester than most husband and wife. It also allowed her to become his equal, which is rare back then. In the end, Bronte is supporting the rebellion and showing that through all the negatives, there will be a positive outcome to look forward