Surprisingly compelling story of a woman who finally follows her heart, transforming herself and finding the love she has always longed for (Main Character Resolve of
Changed, Story Outcome of
Success, and Story Judgment of
Good). The story locks in once Influence Character Rochester—a grumpy man and a force of nature (Influence Character Throughline of
Mind)—hires the governess to watch over his daughter.
The story vibrates around the pain people encounter doing what they believe they are supposed to do (Overall Story Issue of
Obligation), made evident in the decision to send Jane away and the decision for her to leave dear Rochester (Story Driver of
Decision). Her preference for taking action first (Main Character Approach of
Do-er)—hitting the schoolteacher back and attacking her brother—narrows down the places she can actually go and live her life (Story Limit of
While Jane’s focus on maintaining balance within the relationships around her makes it difficult for Male audience members to fully relate with her plight (Main Character Problem-Solving Style of
Holistic), doing what is sensible and manipulating oneself for society does not (Overall Story Throughline of
Psychology and Overall Story Problem of
While the Overall Story may add to the difficulty in attracting a Male audience, the choices she makes (Main Character Issue of
Choice), Rochester’s unrealistic notions (Influence Character Issue of
Dream) and the battle over whether or not she is a possession (Relationship Story Concern of
Obtaining) strengthens the structure and maintains interest.
All in all, a wonderfully complete story worthy of study.