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Self-Reformation in Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre: A Moral Approach
Bekhal Kareem

Last modified: 2023-07-22


The chosen work, Jane Eyre, is classified as a bildungsroman novel, which emphasizes the moral growth of the title character. Jane Eyre’s journey toward maturity and making her dreams into reality seems challenging, as she has to reform herself to harmonize herself with the patriarchal society that she lives in. Through this journey, Jane has to go through various difficult situations to be able to cope with expected social norms and develop moral reasoning. Therefore, the present paper uses a moral approach to analyze the main character’s moral development. This paper illustrates how Jane, during her journey of moral development, has been influenced by some main and major characters in the chosen literary text, from whom she could learn how to act according to Victorian social norms and gain what she wants without being cast out.

Keywords— Moral Approach; Nineteenth Century; Bildungsroman; Passionate; Mature Girl


Published Date: 01/06/2023


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