Jane Eyre is the story of a mistreated orphan who learns to rise above her adversities by relying on God's grace and the intelligent and independent spirit He has given her. The path of Jane's life is lined with temptations and difficulties: her desires war with her conscience and her faith is sorely tested. But though Jane sorrows, she is not broken. She learns and grows, and she rises above life's storm.
Jane's first ten years are unhappy ones. She is raised in the home of her aunt where she is unloved and despised. After a passionate outcry against her condition, Jane is sent to a charitable institution where she lives for the next eight years. She moves up through the classes and eventually becomes a teacher. At 18, Jane moves on, finally finding happiness as governess at Thornfield Hall, but her love for Mr. Rochester, and his for her, may never be realized when his past comes back to haunt him. A moving story of moral convictions, self-respect, grief, and finally—joy.
Progeny Press' English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:
Author Biography: Discover the captivating life and literary works of Charlotte Brontë, and the intriguing background behind both the author and the novel.
Vocabulary: Analyze words from the novel, engaging a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Understand synonyms and distinguish between romantic and Gothic elements. Analyze mood, engage in compare and contrast exercises, recognize allusions, grammar intricacies, foreshadowing, navigating shifts between past and present tense, contextual analysis, unraveling plot, and appreciating the nuances of a first-person narrative.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Debate and examine themes such as the role of God and prayer, honoring parents, embracing love for enemies, praying for those who persecute, societal structures and roles, understanding remorse, repentance, confession, forgiveness, avoiding judgment, moral scruples, facing temptation, relying on God's word and commands, recognizing the characteristics of true love, trusting in God's mercy, and understanding how God works all things for good through true belief.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Research or write about: British colonies, education in England, Victorian women, English poor, women’s role in society, class distinctions, religious climate, theme of love, self-worth, re-written perspective, Vulcan, spiritual growth, compare & contrast, religious tone, and view of God.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
All of Progeny Press' language arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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