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Cycnos | Volume 25 Spécial - 2008

Pieces in a jig-saw puzzle: the role of secondary characters in Jane Eyre

The staging of secondary characters, in Jane Eyre, underlines the careful construction of a plot that cannot be reduced to its linearity. Echoing situations, parallel stories, repetition of words and phrases invite the reader to enjoy the novel as a work of art. In a strictly codified game, the reader joins the heroine in a picturesque travel of sorts, where pain and fear weave a pattern of abstraction relying on endless cultural references. From the imaginary story emerges the story of imagination, in which the reader shares the power of combination taught by the narrator so as to create a new world of their own, a new perception of reality.

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