Explore How Bronte Has Created an Anti-Christian Theme in Jane Eyre

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Supernaturality, love, as well as hypocrisy as a sub unit of religion,are dominant themes combined in the retrospective novel 'Jane Eyre'. The novel depicts characters, such as Mr Brocklehurst and St.John Rivers that are challenges to the ideal christian way and faith throughout the novel.

The eccentric romantic gothic genre and the surrounding supernatural presence lurks around crowds of chapters. The contrastive saint Helen Burns used as a reverence to the good aspect and purity of christianity.

Banned after it was originally published.Questioning christianity was highly seen as blasphemous.This novel was considered controversial at the time of it's original production, as the victorian England were engulfed in religion and thus lifestyles was dominantly influenced by christianity.

Implications that Mr Brocklehurst and Mrs Reed might be participating in a false religion, through the course of their actions and descriptions. The metaphor ‘black pillar’ is used to describe Brocklehurst and others inability to religion and matters of spirituality from any other perspective apart from their own, such austere characters mirror evangelical Christians sense of imperative regulations. Such distasteful representive’s being compared to that of evangelical Christians, may seem anti-Christian. Hypocritisy is thoroughly appreciated as one of the constructions of many living in a false religion.

Bronte exposes Mr Brocklehurst desire’s to uphold his reputation of being an enlightened Christian, but Jane clearly testifies against his principles that seem to change in different settings, best reflected when Brocklehurst inferred that ‘children of grace’ righteously, were those that dressed plainly, therefore asking for the removal of a child’s God-given curls.. But such contradictions in his principles were advertised when his wife and…...

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