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In this discussion Cicely Havely, Lecturer in Literature, speaks to Dr. Anthony Storr, an eminent psychiatrist, about the psychology of Jane Eyre. The talk is intended as an example of how a psycho...logical approach can contribute to our understanding of a novel. Dr. Storr looks at the emphasis on childhood in the novel and relates it to Charlotte Bronte's own probable experience. The relationships between Jane, Rochester and St. John Rivers may also reflect problems shared by Charlotte and other intelligent women. The discussion also takes in Jane's graphic dreams, and the conflict between 'passion' and 'religion'.
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Module code and title: A101, An arts foundation course
Item code: A101; 26
Recording date: 1977-07-08
First transmission date: 22-08-1978
Published: 1978
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Duration: 00:18:22
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Producer: Nick Levinson
Contributors: Cicely Palser Havely; Anthony Storr
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Christian Resignation; Governess; Psychology
Master spool number: TLN16950H385
Production number: 950H385
Available to public: no