Abstract:Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is far more popular than her other books because in superficial level this novel presents us a Cinderella-type love story. The only difference is that Jane Eyre is a short, plain and orphan girl with low social status, but she is not failing apart with self-esteem, self-respect, and self-reliance when she faces difficulties in life, economy and love. Due to her rebellious spirit and rich inner world, she fights against her fate successfully and gains her happiness at last.
These positive characters make Jane Eyre an advanced woman in the history of western literature and the representative of personal charm in a prolonged period, but she also shows her negative side to us on her roads of life to fighting: self-abasement, weakness and conservative personality.
This thesis will break the traditional thinking, analyzing Jane Eyre’s double characters both the positive and negative sides. It can help us to have a better understanding of our great heroine from a new angle and new ways.
Key words: Jane Eyre; double characters; analysis