Jane Eyre and independence

TOPIC
1.     What are the limits of independence as it’s represented in the novel Jane Eyre?  To come up with your own answer, you might explore first the ways both independence and dependence are represented.  Consider limiting the topic to either one or two characters OR limiting the particular aspect(s) of independence that you’ll cover. 
 
SIX SCENES 
Limits of independence: 
 
1.     Red room, the ability to live a free life with choice is completely taken away from jane as she is forced to comply and accept awful abuse from her family. Her independence doesn’t exist she is a controlled doll. (chapter 2) 
 
2.     She isn’t taken care of, her are parents gone and she rejected by Mrs. Reed. The one-time jane needed Mrs. reed to stand up for her Mrs. Reed said jane was a deceitful girl. (page 92) 
 
3.     “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.”, (page 338)
 
 
4.     Jane feels a need to have independence so she can make sense of what’s around her.
 
5.     “You think I have no feelings, and that I can do without one bit of love or kindness; but I cannot live so” Her understanding that she cannot live completed alone and her needs cannot be limited to herself. (page 96) 
 
6.     Social Independence, Through the story jane gains finically independent by working for Rochester and the school. Even though she doesn’t make much she does her best and finds ways to stay afloat making a mere thirty pounds per annum. 
 
THESIS: 
Jane Eyre tries to push past the limits of independence but is held back by her deep desire to be loved and cared for. 
 
OUTLINE:
 
Intro: jane’s childhood, why she is the way she is and what she had gone through. 
Body 1: her fight against others to remain independent, her growing into a strong woman. 
Body 2: her moments of reaching out and looking for help and support. 
Conclusion: The mix of it all creating a whole person who can accept love yet fight for herself. 

REQUIREMENTS 
1750-2250 words
Research Papers must be in MLA or APA format.  This means you need both in-text citations and a Works Cited (MLA) or References (APA) list.  It means also that your paper must be double-spaced.  

The literary text must be included on your reference page; it does not, however, count as one of your three supporting sources.