Charlotte Bronte’s best-known work, Jane Eyre, has as much literary resonance today as it did upon its release. Considered a distinguished entry in the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre is centralized on its titular narrator, chronicling her journey from youth to womanhood. The novel opens with Jane’s oppressive childhood, under the thumb of a cruel aunt who sends her away to Lowood Institution, a charity school, where Jane develops a strong moral backbone. Jane’s journey continues to the Thornfield Hall, where Jane finds employment as a governess working for its mysterious master, Edward Rochester. Romance blossoms between Jane and Rochester, but a secret from Rochester’s past looms over their relationship, threatening their future together. Jane Eyre has distinct feminist overtones, and a rich thematic depth. The quality of Bronte’s writing continues to entrance readers, and Jane Eyre remains a classic and undoubtedly popular novel.