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That's a tall order.
I think what you can do for now is show us passages you've written, and we'll help you organize those ideas.
@Cardinal_Carlo I didn't write anything, they're questions about the book that I need help on.
Okay, let's get through this. What's one of the questions?
@Cardinal_Carlo Thank you! Here's one: Read this statement that Jane makes in Chapter 3. "I asked Aunt Reed once, and she said possibly I might have some poor, low relations called Eyre, but she knew nothing about them." How does Jane's remark foreshadow future events in the novel? A. Aunt Reed's lack of responsibility foreshadows Jane's need to provide for herself. B. Aunt Reed's deceit foreshadows Jane inheriting her uncle's wealth. C. Aunt Reed's honesty foreshadows Jane's poverty when she leaves Thornfield. D. Aunt Reed's kindness foreshadows Jane's acceptance into the Rivers' household.
(Sorry it's so spaced out, Lol.)
I can read just fine. The answer is B.
@Cardinal_Carlo Great! Do you have time for some more?
Sure, ask away.
Which is an effect of Jane's narration of the novel? A. The reader expects that Jane will refuse St. John's offer of marriage and eventually be reunited with Mr. Rochester. B. The reader understands Jane's motivations and empathizes with her even though she challenges the conventions of her time. C. The reader knows all of the characters' thoughts and understands their motivations. D. The reader is never certain that Jane will survive her experiences in the novel.
@Cardinal_Carlo I'm pretty sure it's D?
@Cardinal_Carlo Yes, towards Jane.
So was my answer wrong?
@Cardinal_Carlo Yes, I understand!
@Cardinal_Carlo You were only explaining the first question, right? Or were you also hinting at the second question...?
My apologies. I thought we were still on the first question. But for the second question, I believe B is the more comprehensive answer. By having Jane narrate, the readers are drawn into her line of thinking and are able to empathize her with relative ease. Although I do understand you sentiment, at some points in the novel, there are noticeable degrees of uncertainty.
Notice that when you read the novel, you'll almost always feel as if you're well-acquainted with Jane by how she describes her relationships with various people-- from her abusive Aunt to her dearly beloved Rochester, and even to when she said “Reader, I married him.” we could almost always feel what Jane thought and felt at the time.
It's okay! RIGHT, that was my second guess. I see how that makes sense. I have a few more questions, so is that okay if we can continue?
Which statement is an accurate portrayal of Helen Burns and Jane Eyre? A. Helen is submissive to the rules at Lowood, while Jane is more headstrong in her views. B. Both Helen and Jane cannot wait until they can leave Lowood School. C. Helen searches for love and acceptance, while Jane seeks justice and punishment for evil. D. Helen is quietly defiant, while Jane is more resigned and accepting of the situation at Lowood.
Helen Burns is one of the girls who died right? @iMariella
@Cardinal_Carlo Yup, she died xD
It's A. Helen was the gentle yet emotionally sound type. She consistently permitted the abuse she received over at Lowood, and in the end passed away having lived a pitiful life. In contrast, Jane was more of the rebel.
Cool! I have ONE more: Read this excerpt. Descending the laurel walk, I faced the wreck of the chestnut-tree; it stood up, black and riven: the trunk split down the centre, gasped ghastly. The cloven halves were not broken from each other, for the firm base and strong roots kept them unsundered below; though community of vitality was destroyed. What does the split chestnut tree symbolize? A. The bleakness at Thornfield after Jane leaves. B. The death of Bertha Mason after the fire at Thornfield. C. The destruction that nature can cause. D. The separation between Jane and Mr. Rochester.
Wait, I have one more after this. I think I know the answer.. I just want to make sure.
It's D. At the time, Jane and Edward became separated for a long while until Jane returned to marry him and have their first son, suggesting that there were still strong roots that held the two together despite being torn apart as the chestnut tree exemplifies.
@Cardinal_Carlo Thank you! Here's my last one: Read this dialogue from Chapter 10 of Jane Eyre. "Well, that is beautiful, Miss Jane! It is as fine a picture as any Miss Reed's drawing-master could paint, let alone the young ladies themselves, who could not come near it: and have you learnt French?" "Yes, Bessie, I can both read it and speak it." "And you can work on muslin and canvas?" "I can." "Oh, you are quite a lady, Miss Jane! I knew you would be; you will get on whether your relations notice you or not." What does Bessie express in this conversation with Jane? A. disappointment B. amazement C. satisfaction D. caution
At first I thought it was B, but then I read "I knew you would be" so I was thinking it would be C ?
I know what you mean @iMariella. It seems to me that Bessie is just putting up a display of enthusiasm before she used the line (as you said) "I knew you would be" indicating her sign of relief.
C. Satisfaction might be the most appropriate word to describe Bessie's true intention.
Great! Thank you so much! I'll fan you now :)
You're welcome, and thank you.