Bertha Has Been Chained Years: A Deconstructive Reading of Jane Eyre Novel

  • Mohsin Hassan Dar PHD Scholar, Jiwaji University Gawalior


Jane Eyre (1847) is a multidimensional novel in which many different interpretations are blended together. The present study would explore the novel from a deconstructive point of view in order to find the indeterminate meanings present in the novel which are always in conflict with the determinate meaning, or the preferred one. They study would revisit the novel’s unvisited elements, better to say less visited or ignored elements. Although, the novel has been studied and interpreted through feminist and post colonialist point of view. I would base my study on the language and discourses used in the novel, character of Rochester, and Jane’s narrative in the novel. With deconstructive principles in hand, I would prove through this paper that there are other possible meanings of the novel which are in conflict, in opposition with the preferred, framed and constructed meaning. I would also expose the binary oppositions created in the text and would also expose how this hierarchy of binaries is violent and oppressive. I would begin my study by introducing the concept “Deconstruction”. 

How to Cite
DAR, Mohsin Hassan. Bertha Has Been Chained Years: A Deconstructive Reading of Jane Eyre Novel. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 14, jan. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 feb. 2018.