Category Archives: Week 4

Response Prompts: Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

You may choose to respond to one of the following prompts:

In class, we noted the use of visual tropes, the figurative or metaphorical use of images, to express meaning in the film, Jane Eyre. Highlight one or two tropes that you noticed and discuss its significance in relation to the film.

Although a minor character, Bertha Antoinetta Mason is significant to Jane Eyre. Compare the portrayals of this character in both the film and the novel.

Like Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea opens with the story of a girl who experiences deep loneliness. Compare the circumstances of the protagonists of these two novels (you can also derive your analysis from the film version of Jane Eyre). What parallels or differences do you see?