Macbeth Compared to Jane Eyrne

Compare the ways in which disturbed characters are presented in ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Jane Eyre’.
The thought of the word ‘disturbed characters’ evokes an image of someone suffering with mental illness or a disorder of some sort or another. However, this is not always the case; people become disturbed due to many different reasons, it could have something to do with stress, childhood, illness, guilt or traumatic experiences.
Disturbed characters are presented in both ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Bronte and ‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare. There is a vast majority of similarities and differences between the two characters; the foremost obvious and greatest similarity would be the immense, troubled nature and madness running within Bronte’s Bertha, and Shakespeare’s Lady Macbeth. A disturbed character is one of whom has mentally unstable characteristics, which evidently is seen in characters of both stories. Although Bertha’s role doesn’t amount to half the role Lady Macbeth has, she still takes a great part of involvement throughout Jane Eyre. It is apparent that there is more than just one disturbed character in Charlotte Bronte’s novel; not only is Bertha disturbed but there is also Rochester and Jane. Despite the fact that neither Rochester nor Jane’s madness is as obvious as Bertha’s it is still there. Rochester’s madness is one of disguise as it sits inside him, never quite being let out apart from the times he is in distress and easily loses his temper. Similarly Jane’s madness lies within her and is not so easily seen by the reader. Furthermore, Rochester and Jane both have an inner turmoil because of their past.
Bertha is never presented directly to the reader; she almost always appears to be seen through the eyes of Jane or Rochester. This suggests that she is a vague and mysterious character. However, once Bertha is finally revealed to the reader on chapter 26, she is then subsequently referred to as ‘a lunatic’ and ‘a maniac’ continuously by both Rochester and...