The supernatural

Another theme explored in the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is that of the supernatural. Brontë includes many Gothic elements such as references to ghosts, superstitions, and supernatural creatures to add mystery and drama to the story. 

At Gateshead, Jane believes she sees Mr Reed’s ghost in the red room. Jane also has mysterious dreams that seem to guide her or warn her of danger. At Thornfield, Bertha’s demonic laugh frightens Jane when she first hears it, and though she later attributes the strange noises to Grace Poole, they continue to add an air of mystery and intrigue to the atmosphere: “What creature was it, that, masked in an ordinary woman’s face and shape, uttered the voice, now of a mocking demon, and anon of a carrion-seeking...

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