Religion in Jane Eyre: Analysis & Examples


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How does the author respond to criticism of Jane Eyre for being anti-religious?

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1. How does Mr. Brocklehurst illustrate the theme of religion in Jane Eyre?

2. In Jane Eyre, how is the religious belief in the equality of souls shown to be socially subversive?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz/worksheet can help you assess your knowledge of characters, quotes and themes of Jane Eyre, from the particular angle of the role that religion plays in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo you'll find questions on the following aspects of Jane Eyre:

  • Which character isn't thought to read the bible
  • How Mr. Brocklehurst illustrates the theme of religion
  • How the belief in the equality of souls is shown to be socially subversive in the novel
  • The importance of the biblical scene acted out by Mr. Rochester and Miss Ingram

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn important details from the lesson on the characters of Jane Eyre
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read about key scenes and religious thematics within Jane Eyre and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding pertinent quotes from Jane Eyre, particularly the context and speaker of the quote, 'Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation...if at my individual convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?'

Additional Learning

To study this facet of the novel more closely, you can check out the corresponding lesson titled Religion in Jane Eyre: Analysis & Examples. This lesson involves the following learning goals:

  • Understand how the novel falls into the genre of gothic romance
  • Familiarize yourself with the life of author Charlotte Brontë and how her outlook impacted the book
  • Learn about the role of Helen Burns in the novel
  • Connect Jane's spirituality to the Romantic movement
  • Explore the symbolic presence of fire in the story