publication . Article . 2015

Jane Eyre fait de la résistance

Claire Bazin;
Open Access
  • Published: 12 Feb 2015 Journal: Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens (issn: 0220-5610, eissn: 2271-6149, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: OpenEdition
“Speak I must; I had been trodden on severely and must turn”. It is with these unspoken but no less eloquent words that Jane starts attacking her baffled aunt, who is not used to being addressed in this way by one who is usually obedient and silent. The scene, which follows the incarceration in the red room and Brocklehurst’s visit, can be read as a "Vindication of the rights of Jane” and also as both a metamorphosis and a reversal: Jane is out of herself and rebels against the enemy who gradually turns into a powerless child, ready to cry, unable to recognize this new Jane whom she vainly tries to propitiate. If Jane comes out victorious from this verbal confro...
free text keywords: défense des droits, Jane Eyre, métamorphose, monologue intérieur, Mrs Reed, rébellion, renversement, Inner monologue, metamorphosis, reversal, vindication, Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, rebellion, History of Great Britain, DA1-995
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