How does Brontë present her characters in 'Jane Eyre'?
In the Literature exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular character is presented in an extract from 'Jane Eyre'.
You will also need to know the novel well enough to write about how a character is presented in the novel as a whole.
To achieve a higher mark in the exam, you need to show that you are analysing a character.
To do this try to:
- pick out some of the language and structural techniques used to present the character and consider their effects.
- consider how the character reflects something about the context in which Brontë was writing.
In this activity, we will practise analysing the characters in 'Jane Eyre'.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.