Write About the Ways the Difficulties of Love Are Explored in “Jane Eyre” and Claudio and Hero’s Relationship in “Much Ado About Nothing”.

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Charlotte Bronte’s novel, “Jane Eyre” and William Shakespeare’s play, “Much Ado about Nothing”, both focus on the themes of love; “Jane Eyre” was written in 1851, the Victorian era whereas “Much Ado about Nothing” was written in 1599, the Elizabethan era. Although there may be over hundreds of years between them, both texts exhibit the ways the difficulties of love can be explored.

Both texts imply that there will be difficulties as the relationships are established. Charlotte Bronte presents a flourishing relationship between Jane and Mr Rochester; this is evident when Mr Rochester says ‘“My cherished preserver good night!” Strange energy was in his voice. Strange fire in his look.’ Charlotte Bronte uses passionate language to
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Bronte uses the tearing of Jane’s veil to symbolise the upcoming heart break that soon tears her heart in two. Bronte uses Bertha to present clues to Jane by the events in the novel such as the fire and the tearing of the veil. The tension builds as the novel draws closer to the wedding of Jane and Mr Rochester, this allows readers to adapt to the conspiracy that is about to up rise following the wedding, the quote “I rose. There were no groomsmen, no bridesmaids, no relatives to wait for or marshal; none but Mr Rochester and I. Mrs Fairfax stood in the hall as we passed. I would fain have spoken to her, but my hand was held by a grasp of iron.” Charlotte Bronte presents a tense atmosphere across to readers to exhibit on the darkness of the novel. For a wedding day, there’s an extreme distinction in emotion compared to a normal wedding. Bronte gets across an emotion of numbness from Jane, as it’s supposed to be the happiest day of her life but there was no one present as the wedding apart from Mr Rochester and herself. Bronte uses a range of language techniques to intensify the tension and peculiar atmosphere around Jane’s wedding, Bronte uses semi colons to create shorter and sharper sentences to exhibit Jane’s feelings when she notices the lack of a turn out, although this ends up leading to a bigamy wedding. Bronte has introduced Bertha as an antagonistic character in order to