Jane Eyre – Homework

You should complete and revise this plan for Thursday 9th November.

Discuss the thematic effectiveness of the use of setting in ‘Jane Eyre’, with specific reference to Gateshead and Lowood.

  • Plan a response to the above question.
  • You will write this under full exam conditions during Thursday’s double period.

Areas to consider:

  • social inequality
  • hypocrisy of religion and religious fervour
  • gender hierarchies
  • the roles Mrs Reed/Helen Burns/Mr Brocklehurst play in this part of the novel
  • symbolism of both the red room and Helen Burns

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