“Jane Eyre: An Ancestor Heroine for Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Literature”

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Bean, Emmanuela Ann
Jane Eyre; Divergent; The Hunger Games; Dystopian; Heroine; Bronte; English Language and Literature; Literature in English, Anglophone outside British Isles and North America
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Young women make up a majority of young adult dystopian fiction readers, and these female readers can’t get enough of the strong, independent, inspiring female heroines taking center stage in popular young adult novels like, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Divergent by Veronica Roth, but through scholarly research and critical analysis I argue that many of these young adult novels feature heroines who descend at least in part from a Victorian heroine named Jane Eyre.