It seems to me that many readers’ English reading experience starts with Jane Eyer. I am of no exception. As we refer to the movie “Jane Eyer”， it is not surprising to find some differences because of its being filmized and retold in a new way, but the spirit of the novel remains----to be an independent person, both physically and mentally.Jane Eyer was a born resister, whose parents went off when she was very young, and her aunt馒头日记，the only relative she had馒头日记，treated her as badly as a ragtag. Since Jane’s education in Lowwood Orphanage began, she didn’t get what she had been expecting——simply being regarded as a common person, just the same as any other girl around. The suffers from being humiliated and devastated teach Jane to be persevering and prize dignity over anything else.As a reward of revolting the ruthless oppression, Jane got a chance to be a tutor in Thornfield Garden. There she made the acquaintance of lovely Adele and that garden’s owner, Rochester, a man with warm heart despite a cold face outside. Jane expected to change the life from then on, but fate had decided otherwise: After Jane and Rochester fell in love with each other and got down to get marry, she unfortunately came to know in fact Rochester had got a legal wife, who seemed to be the shadow following Rochester and led to his moodiness all the time ----Rochester was also a despairing person in need of salvation. Jane did want to give him a hand, however, she made up her mind to leave, because she didn’t want to betray her own principles, because she was Jane Eyer. The film has finally got a symbolist end: Jane inherited a large number of legacies and finally returned. After finding Rochester’s misfortune brought by his original mad wife, Jane chose to stay with him forever.
Another theme of Jane Eyre is the search for home and family, which is also closely associated with search for identity. Throughout the novel, Jane searches for kinship, a sense of place in a relationship characterized by “fellow-feeling,” a term Jane uses repeatedly. According to Lamonica, “the novel plots her course from displacement at Gateshead Hall, where she is ‘like nobody there’， to ‘full fellow-feeling’ with the Rivers family at Moor House, and finally to symbiosis with Rochester at Ferndean, where she is ‘ever more absolutely bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh.’” （67-68）。
In the opening scene of the novel, the Reed children cluster around their mother in a classic Victorian family tableau, the mother “reclined on a sofa by the fire-side” with her “darlings about her,” looking “perfectly happy” （Bronte 3）。 Jane, an orphan less than a servant, is excluded. Jane’s original self-conception at Gateshead is thus determined expressly by her difference and distance from the family unit. She is, to both herself and her relations, an anomaly （Lamonica 74）。
Shunted off to Lowood Institution, Jane finds a home of sorts, although her place here is “ambiguous and temporary” （“Jane Eyre” 171）。 Jane’s time at Lowood gives her the “opportunity to position and define herself within a new, all-female community” （Lamonica 76）。 Her time under the influence of Helen and Miss temple serves to placate the deep impression of her childhood sufferings, but it does not alter the character of her quest. She persists in asserting, “I was no Helen Burns” （Bronte 75）。
Jane’s relationship with Rochester is governed by the self-images she acquired at Gateshead and Lowood. The various, sometimes conflicting, aspects of her developing selfhood – “her passion and her self-control, her desire to live ‘as an independent being ought to do’ and to think well of herself, as well as her need to be accepted and thought well of by others” – determines her longing for kinship （Lamonica 78）。 However, for Jane, this kinship must allow for a meaningful personal identity within the relationship, which explains why Jane develops an attraction to Rochester – she states “he is not their kind. I believe he is of mine” （Bronte 219） - and why Jane is reluctant to become Mrs. Rochester, a symbol of a self-sacrificing union. Jane’s finial union symbolizes the ideal harmony