In the exam, you might be asked to comment on the presentation of a theme or idea in an extract from 'Jane Eyre' and then consider this theme or idea in the novel as a whole.
It is important that you know the key parts of the text where these themes are presented and also how they develop and change throughout the novel.
For a higher mark in the exam, it's also important to analyse Brontë's use of language and structural devices.
Some of the themes Brontë explores in the novel are:
Love and hate
Personal growth and identity
Dependence and Independence
Passion vs. reason
Have a go at the following questions to revise the key themes Brontë explores in 'Jane Eyre'.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.