Analysis Of Charlotte Bronte 's ' Jane Eyre ' Essay

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Cary Fukunaga changes Charlotte Brontë’s novel Jane Eyre to highlight the ideals of his audiences mindset, such as the ideal of marrying for love rather than independence to create a fast paced romance. The film appeals to the themes in the film such as gender equality and independence but dilutes the meaning through the incapacity to reveal Jane’s inner thoughts and enhances the meaning through cinematography.

The introduction of the character St John at the beginning of the film deviates from the original timeline of the novel. This creates sympathy for his character, as he is the first romantic interest that audience meets in the film, while in the novel the Mr Rochester has built a relationship with Jane before she has even met St John. Brontë creates attachment to Mr Rochester first, to support the Victorian ideals of marrying for wealth and class as Jane is marrying up her class system with Mr Rochester. Brontë rejects this victorian ideal in the novel as Jane does not marry him for his wealth but because she loves him as she has “something in my brain and heart, in my blood and nerves, that assimilates me mentally to him”. As St John is met first in the film, Moira Buffini alters the message of the film to focus on not marrying for duty as in today’s society class ranking does not carry as large a stigma as in the Victorian era. The relationship between St John and Jane in the novel is based on duty as St John’s loyalty to God and Jane on her journey for her…

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