October 29, 1999
Longing for Love
Charlotte Bronte created the novel "Jane Eyre," with an overriding theme of love. The emotional agony that the main character experiences throughout the novel stem from the treatment received as a child, loss of loved ones, and economic hardships. To fill these voids, Jane longs for love. Ironically, Jane rejects affection at some point throughout the novel though it is that which she seeks. Her painful childhood
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loved and every "human must [be loved] and love something" in order to live a fulfilling life. Jane originally rejects Rochester's love because it violated her moral standards, but in the end she ends up happily in love with him. Bronte does not allow the brutality of the environment diminish Jane's ability to experience love. Her quest for love was turbulent, but in the end Jane found the love of which she set out for.