Strength of Mind: An Analysis of the Selected Decisions of the Protagonist of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

  • Chaitanya Gite Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University
  • Geetanjali Vetal Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University
  • Khushi Srivastava Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University
Keywords: mind, journey, bildungsroman, independent, psychological


In the novel, Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë depicts the depths of the mind of the titular character and her emotions while narrating her journey. The novel is a bildungsroman. The gothic & grotesque elements depicted in the novel leave a strong imprint on the minds of the readers. The novel portrays the rationale and sentiment of Jane, who struggles to uphold her resolute nature within the confinements of her feminine norms. It is praiseworthy considering the Victorian perceptions of womanhood. Brontë has portrayed the titular character as a woman who is bold, independent & extremely knowledgeable. Jane Eyre displays the essence of creativity. The researchers used the library method and archival method to decode the decision-making of the protagonist in the novel. The paper has included an analysis of the working of the human mind and its role in shaping the personality of the protagonist, Jane. According to the selected perspectives or insights into psychoanalytic theory, the understanding of the human mind can be viewed in Jane’s personality and conversations. Self-esteem and resilience show the strength of the mind. These factors add to her strong psychological persona. The researchers have also included a study on the themes that display class differences and patriarchal issues. The study consists of the analysis of the choices of Jane Eyre in different stages of her life, especially in challenging circumstances.



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How to Cite
Gite, C., Vetal, G., & Srivastava, K. (2022). Strength of Mind: An Analysis of the Selected Decisions of the Protagonist of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. International Journal of Pedagogical Advances in Technology-Mediated Education, 2(3), 33 - 38. Retrieved from