Students will use VocabGrabber to preview vocabulary words in a quote from Jane Eyre , draw sketches based on verbal imagery, define vocabulary words using the Visual Thesaurus, and complete a Victorian sentence completion exercise, using contextual clues and process of elimination. Either way, Brontë emphasizes that the Lowood experience is not a pleasant one. Victorian societal norms would not deem them a good marital match, so she believes loving him would only be a waste of time. Synonyms: burden, encumbrance , Antonyms: aid, benefit, blessing Term Insipid Definition adj. Up to this point, Jane has been hesitant to commit to her situation or her beliefs, as shown by her fascination with birds and her identification with Felix. Definition act or custom of a Hindu widow willingly being cremated on the funeral pyre of her husband as an indication of her devotion to him Term repartee: Jane spoke to Mr.
This activity will keep them more actively engaged with their reading and help them learn new words. Synonyms: countenance, physiognomy, phiz, mug, kisser , Antonyms:-- Term Wanton Definition v. Synonyms: seize, arrogate, assume , Antonyms: relinquish, surrender. John asks Jane to marry him and travel to India, but she refuses because she does not love him. Synonyms: faultfinding, picky , Antonyms: easygoing, not particular. Themes, cross-curricular activities, and research assignments.
Definition having a light and graceful beauty; ethereal Term deprecation: Jane showed deprecation when Mr. In an imperative and commanding manner. Julius Caesar famously crossed the Rubicon River, initiating a civil war. Rochester called Adèle a bairn. Synonyms: in a low voice , Antonyms: screaming, yelling. Brontë incorporates elements from Romanticism and the Gothic, so students should learn about those literary movements and how they relate to the novel.
John are have the potential to cause friction between them. Reed uses the verb to show that she is disgusted by Jane, whom she assumes is trying to trick her into letting her out of the red-room. Synonyms: juvenile, adolescent, jejune , Antonyms: adult, mature. Synonyms: infamy, obloquy , Antonyms: fame, promotion, honor. Passing the Rubicon is understood as passing the point of no return. Synonyms: tyrant, autocrat , Antonyms: democrat. Brontë's work is sometimes regarded as a proto-feminist piece.
Rochester often referred to Jane as a sort of sprite or fairy, but Rosamond and Jane are not necessarily similar characters. Synonyms: improve, meliorate, amend , Antonyms: worsen, destroy, harm. The party is playing charades, but she also believes that their good relationship is only a performance, mere pretend. I said yes: because that's the truth, isn't it, Miss? Jane assumes Rochester is talking about Blanche Ingram, but note how his description only vaguely resembles Blanche. Definition quarrelsome, irritable Term pertinaciously: Mr. Includes brief discussion of sexuality as motif; preview for appropriateness. There were moments when I was bewildered by the terror he inspired, because I had no appeal whatever against either his menaces or his inflictions; the servants did not like to offend their young master by taking my part against him, and Mrs.
Jane Eyre contains advanced vocabulary that students may not know. John, who helps her get a teaching job. John nine years later when he afflicts her mind and soul. Poltroon Poltroon, noun: a coward, a cravenly person 'What a miserable little poltroon had fear, engendered of unjust punishment, made of me in those days! This is an allusion to the biblical story of the city of Sodom, which was destroyed by God for its sinfulness. Definition to deter by advice or persuasion; persuade not to do something Term cynosure: Jane thought of Georgiana as the cynosure of a ball-room. Religion also serves an important role in this novel.
Synonyms: living , Antonyms: extinct, destroyed, lost. Finally, they compare the life of someone they know, or themselves, with Jane Eyre. Reed surveyed me at times with a severe eye, but seldom addressed me: since my illness, she had drawn a more marked line of separation than ever between me and her own children; appointing me a small closet to sleep in by myself, condemning me to take my meals alone, and pass all my time in the nursery, while my cousins were constantly in the drawing-room. Synonyms: lecture, trounce, lambaste , Antonyms: agree, defend. Synonyms: vilify, vituperate, rail , Antonyms: rave, compliment.
Synonyms: different, regardful , Antonyms: same, similar, common. Synonyms: uproot, eradicate, exterminate , Antonyms: help, leave alone Term Lachrymose Definition adj. Cards Term Torpid Definition adj. Background, analysis, and related links. Definition persistently, resolutely, tenaciously Term suttee: Jane did not want to be hurried away in a suttee if Mr. Definition keen insight; shrewdness Term extrication: Jane tried to find a means of extrication from Mr.
This culture is rooted in a history of European colonization and African enslavement, and Bertha represents this. Term Extirpate Definition : v. Synonyms: discernment, judgment , Antonyms: ignorance, inanity. Synonyms: lurking, skulking, surreptitious , Antonyms: forthright, honest, open, truthful. Synonyms: insipid, flat, bland , Antonyms: flavorful, tangy, spiritful, zesty, piquant. Rochester proposes, but on the day of their wedding, someone objects on the grounds that Mr. According to the Bible, God punished the people of Babel for trying to build a tower to heaven by confusing their language abilities and scattering them across the Earth.