Jane Eyre - Analysis of Nature
Charlotte Bronte makes use of nature imagery throughout "Jane
Eyre," and comments on both the human relationship with the outdoors
and human nature. The Oxford Reference Dictionary defines "nature" as
"1. the phenomena of the physical world as a whole . . . 2. a thing's
essential qualities; a person's or animal's innate character . . . 4.
vital force, functions, or needs." We will see how "Jane Eyre"
comments on all of these.
Several natural themes run
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e first half of the nineteenth
century. One of evolution's principles is "survival of the fittest,"
and this is exactly what happens to Jane in the heath. Her old self is
not strong enough, and must die. The new Jane she is forging is a
product of natural selection. In fact, Jane is echoing the victory of
evolution over Creation by the fact that it is humans who save her,
and not God.