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Jane Eyre tells the story of a woman progressing on the path towards acceptance Throughout her journey Jane comes across many obstacles Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstacle at each stop of Janes journey Gateshead Hall Lowood Institution Thornfield Manor Moor House and Ferndean Manor Through the progression of the story Jane slowly learns how to understand and control her repression I will be analyzing Janes stops at Thornfield Manor and Moor House for this is where she met the two most important men in her life The easiest way to compare and contrast Rochester and St John Rivers is by examining when and under what circumstances these two gentlemen come into contact with Jane par ab It is at Thornfield Manor that Jane first encounters Mr Rochester While living at Thornfield Rochester demands undivided attention from the servants Jane included He needs to be in control of every aspect of his life and he needs to feel superior to all of those around him Jane de cides to accept his control and she concedes to him by calling him sir even after they begin to have an intimate relationship At one point she even goes so far as to excuse herself for thinking She says I was thinking sir you will excuse the idea par it was involuntary I was thinking of Hercules and Samson with their charmers p289 This statement possibly begins to suggests Janes unsatisfaction with Rochesters position of complete dominance in their relationship To Jane Rochester embodies the idea of love which she has so long been denied of As I stated earlier the whole movie is about Janes journey towards acceptance by herself and by others It is this journey which persuades her to move on when she finds Rochesters physical and material love unacceptable par ab Janes next stop on her journey is Moor House Here she meets St John
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