b) Comment on the use of the first person narrative in Victorian fiction.
1. a) Write short explanatory and critical notes on the autobiographical strain in Jane Eyre.
1. b) Write short, explanatory and critical notes on the Autobiographical strain in Jane Eyre.
3. I) In what ways do you think does the autobiographical mode of Jane Eyre makes it a more powerful statement about a Victorian woman's search for and achievement of an empowered identity?
1. ii) Write short notes on “Reader, I married him”
1. Explain the following citations with reference to their context and give your own critical comments.
c) ii) Bertha Mason
4) b) “In the figure of Bertha Mason, Charlotte Bronte has represented the violence inherent in and imposed by patriarchy and imperialism.” Discuss.
3. b) Compare and contrast Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason. To what extent can you justify the view that Bertha is the other half of Jane?
3. b) “In the figure of Mrs Bertha Mason Rochester, Charlotte Bronte has inscribed the violence inherent in patriarchy and imperialism.” Discuss.
3. ii) While both Jane and Bertha express a great amount of rage and rebelliousness, one is imprisoned and meets with a horrible death and the other goes on to lead a happy and fulfilling life with the man she loves. Discuss why in your opinion the two women meet with such dissimilar fates in the novel?
4. a) Compare and contrast Jane Eyre and Bertha Mason as examples of womanhood in Bronte's novel.
2. Write explanatory and critical notes on Religious practices in Jane Eyre.
1. b) Write short explanatory and critical notes on Religion as presented in Jane Eyre.
1. a.ii) Critically comment on Religion as presented in Jane Eyre.