Guy, Matthew W.
Sligh, Charles; Jones, Rebecca
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This thesis is designed to show the development of feminist power of Jane Eyre, the heroine of Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre, by examining how her reader is addressed in the totality of this novel. The main body of this thesis will follow the four parts of Jane Eyre’s different period of her life: in childhood, in Thornfield, in Moor House and in Ferndean Manor. The rhetorical instrument of addressing her reader is influenced by her speech and silence, and appears in a gradually increasing frequency in the four parts. In this sense, Jane Eyre’s female voice is also empowered by the increasing addresses of her reader. Through the overturning the male voices by Jane’s female voice, her self-empowerment is achieved.
M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.
Feminism and literature; Eyre; Jane (Fictitious character)
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre
Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, British Isles
vi, 69 leaves
Li, Siruo, ""Reader" in Jane Eyre" (2012). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.