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Jane Eyre by Mind Map: Jane Eyre

1. Historical Content

1.1. women in Victorian England

1.2. social classes

2. Writing Style

2.1. gothic AND romantic

2.2. Bronte was the first ever to combine bothe the gothic literature styles with the typical romance story.

2.3. in this way, the 'gothic romance' style was born.

3. Criticism

3.1. while beautifully written, Jane Eyre at time becomes too over-written and a little wordy

4. Critique:

4.1. some critics say that the female characters are, on the whole, somewhat neglected--that Bronte focuses on the personas of the male characters and how they see the females

5. Historical Content

5.1. orphans and their treatment in that day and age

5.2. society's views on women

6. Vilette

7. Charlotte Bronte

8. The Professor

8.1. Historical Content:

8.1.1. Treatment of orphaned, middle to lower class boys during that time period.

8.1.2. Standards for love--romantic activities, engagement, marriage, etc.

8.2. Critique:

8.2.1. The majority of critics said that, overall, 'The Professor' was simply not nearly as good a book as many of Charlotte Bronte's other works.