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Setting can be described as the time and place in which an event occurs It is a major factor in revealing plot and showing character development The setting in The Grapes of Wrath allows the reader to see the poor conditions in the dust bowl that the Joad family was forced to live and the opportunities they had in California however they were unable to obtain them Charlotte Bronte sets her story Jane Eyre in the 1840s a time often refereed to as the Victorian age By doing this the reader can get a sense of how women are treated and what responsibilities they were required to uphold in society They rarely held important jobs if they were not married Instead they basically had two options either as a governess or a schoolteacher If they were married they were mothers and hostesses for their husbands parties Jane was a very strong woman for her time as she did not allow people to mistreat her She is on a constant search for love and goes many places to find it As Jane travels through each place starting at age ten in Gateshead Hall till she was nineteen in Ferndean she matures as a result of the experiences that she has which in turn allows her to become a strong woman In the beginning of the novel Jane age ten lives in Gateshead Hall a house owned by her uncle She lived with her Aunt Reed and her three children Jane was treated as an outcast there because of her lower class background and the fact that her uncle loved her the most over his wife and children This caused jealousy in the home I was a discord at Gateshead Hall I was like nobody there 47 In Gateshead Hall Jane was treated as a servant not as a member of their family She was as an ugly person with a temper in a beautiful
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