Hamlet, William Shakespeare said “This above all, to thine self be true.” This
quote applies best with the novel Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre was trueto herself throughout the
entire novel. Jane always said what she thoughtand behaved according to her own rules of
etiquette. She never followedsomeone else; she believed in herself and was true toherself.
When she lived in Gateshead she didn’t change her personality to fit in withthe
Reed children. When she was scolded, by Mrs. Reed she didn’t change.Even though she
was alone and sad, she remained her own self. She spoke hermind and let people know
how she really felt.In her late childhood years, when she was in Lowwood School she
ontinued tobe true to herself and her friends. When Mr. Brocklehurst declared, toeveryone
in Lowwood, that she was an evil troublemaker she still stayed the
ame.All the situations I’ve mentioned were little obstacles in Jane Eyre’s life,here aremany
more, however I can’t go into vivid details on all of them.
There are also dramatic examples of Jane being true to herself. When shedecided
to marry Mr. Rochester she followed her feelings. In addition, whenane Eyre decided to
leave Thornfield, she didn’t stay to please Mr.Rochester, she didn’t stay to help Adele or
for anyone, she left Thornfieldbecause it was what Jane Eyre thought was right, not
As a representative work of a female author who was well ahead of her times, Jane Eyre can safely be regarded as the magnum opus of Charlotte Bronte. A literary career that spanned for a meager six years, it was really incredible as to how Charlotte Bronte could excel so much as a novelist so as to be able to pen down the account of a lonely and principled woman who has since been looked up as the ...
someone else. In thiscase, the one I just explained, shows the extent of her truthfulness.
Furthermore, Jane refused to go to India with her brother. Although he washer
family, she still stuck with her own feelings and didn’t try to satisfysomeone else. She
loved him but not enough for her to give up her life andgo against her beliefs. She
followed her heart to go and find Mr. Rochester.I
In conclusion, Jane Eyre has always been true to herself throughout herlife. She
has always put her beliefs in front of others. Above all thethings in the world, she was true
to herself first before anything.