Jane Eyre – Character

I am teaching analysis of the novel Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte and I will focus on the theme of character, as the book’s protagonist puts a lot of effort into preserving and sustaining her own character, despite the many limitations and obstacles she faces as a poor woman in Victorian England. I could present the Booker T. Washington conversation as a lens to view each part of the story through. The quote, “Character, not circumstance, makes the man,” stays relevant throughout and students could explore in depth how character and circumstance interact. (sub discipline: British Literature)

Level:  Secondary English/Language Arts

Subject Area:  British Literature

Author:  Anonymous



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