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Jane Eyre A romance Usually Jane Eyre is thought of as a romance novel however in how many novels that are categorized as romance do you find a woman as the heroine Jane has to go through many hardships in her life to accomplish the tasks that would ultimately make this story out to be a typical romance In order to consider this novel a romance one would have to be able to look past many instances in this text that conflict with the ideas of romance today In many contemporary romance novels ones you would find in the romance section today it is easy for one to find a theme Most of the romance novels written today follow a typical story line of boy meets girl who needs help or has problem Boy fixes problem and girl falls in love and they get married and live happily ever after The difference between Jane Eyre and romance is that Jane doesnt need Rochester to fix her life or save her She is an independent woman that has the ability to live without him and function on her own The story is not one of a young girl who plays the damsel in distress that needs a knight in shining armor to save her Jane is a heroine who is in many ways is what Rochester needs to fix him In the very beginning of the novel we are introduced to a young girl named Jane This girl is from the very start different from your average female romance character We begin to understand this when the text provides for us an example of Janes independence and remarkable ability to stand up to those that wish to harm her The first example of this is the fight between Jane and her benefactresss son John When he attacks her both physically and verbally she fights back with a passion that one would not expect to find
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