Subaltern Voice in Jane Eyre: A Study in woman's Struggle for Equality

Authors

  • Manoj Kumar Jha Assistant Professor of English, Nandan Sanskrit College, Madhubani, K. S. D. S. University, Darbhanga https://orcid.org/0009-0005-0523-8530

Keywords:

Equality, Education, Victorian women, Class- Oppression, Liberty and Emancipation

Abstract

Aims: The paper is a modest attempt at woman’s struggle for equality as depicted in Jane Eyre. A novel is the most powerful tool to express one's feelings and reactions using imagination brimming with reality. During the Victorian days, a number of novelists expressed social, economical and political realities of the time. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is an empowering Victorian novel brimming with Gothic tropes and explosive energy. The novel tries to empower women maintaining morality and dignity.

Methodology and Approach: The paper aims to realize women’s potential to gain their rights to in male-dominated society. Initially, the novel is a love story. But the way Jane struggles to get what she desires is really very appealing.

Outcome: The novel is clearly a petition for the equal rights of women. Jane is a character of strong faith and determination. The novel is also read as a feminist tract. Jane's character reveals that life can only be satisfying when lived fully and on one's terms. Jane represents women who are desirous of getting their own way in life.

Conclusion: Finally, it is clear that Charlotte Bronte depicted the masculine subjugation of women and the prejudices associated with it in her book. In the book, women were raised exclusively to perform household tasks. Their gender and class distinguished them as oppressed women against oppressor men. Charlotte Bronte depicted the masculine subjugation of women and the prejudices associated with it in her book. In the book, women were raised exclusively to perform household tasks. Their gender and class distinguished them as oppressed women against oppressor men.

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Author Biography

Manoj Kumar Jha, Assistant Professor of English, Nandan Sanskrit College, Madhubani, K. S. D. S. University, Darbhanga

Dr Manoj Kumar Jha did his MA and PhD from LN Mithila University Darbhanga Bihar. He has been working as a faculty of English at Nandan Sanskrit College Madhubani,a constituent unit of KSDS University Darbhanga since 2018. He is a lifetime member of All India English Teachers' Association.He has presented a number of his research papers in AIETC conferences organised at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Rajasthan Technical University Kota,RTM University Nagpur, Magadh University Bodhgaya,and CCS University Meerut.He presented his paper on English Language at IIT Patna also.His area of interest lies in Indian English Novel, British Novel, Criticism and Short stories.

Published

31.01.2024

How to Cite

1.
Manoj Kumar Jha. Subaltern Voice in Jane Eyre: A Study in woman’s Struggle for Equality. SPL J. Literary Hermeneutics: Biannu. Int. J. Indep. Crit. Think [Internet]. 2024 Jan. 31 [cited 2024 Jul. 18];4(1):134-42. Available from: https://literaryherm.org/index.php/ojs/article/view/137