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Jane Eyre: Bertha Mason

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Department
English
Course
ENGL121
Professor
Alison Rukavina
Semester
Fall

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Jane Eyre page 537 landscape I want to be loved I will give love in return Bertha Mason is described as a burden She is hurting him Rochester is portraying himself as being the victimBertha Mason is mad she came of a mad family idiots and maniacs through three generations Her mother the Creole was both a mad woman and a drunkardHis descriptions of Bertha mirror My Last DuchessBertha didnt stay in the bounds of what defined the normal womanBecause she stepped out of these bounds she was considered madBertha might be seen badly by a racist societyWhen she was locked up she became mad She is described in animalistic terms Stripped of her humanity wild like a maneWe are not certain if Bertha was mad before she was married or after she was shut upBertha is Janes foil Shows the bad effects of untempered passion Bertha is described as a clothed hyena It was an epithet Shows how she isn
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