<b>The Emancipated Woman in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre</b> “Before we women can write declared Virginia Woolf, we must ‘Kill’ the ‘angel’ in the house. “Going back to the nineteenth century, the role of an angel corresponded to the ‘Pedestal’ or ‘Pinnacle’ Theory as the Women’s Suffrage Journal called it. Whereby women were to abstain from all practical activity be removed from all industrial occupations and be excluded from every kind of political activity in order that she might the better wear an aspect remote enough to seem worthy of worship.2Matthew Arnold wrote of Villette in 1853. “Her mind contains nothing but hunger, rebellion, and rage.” This censure against Bronte, her ‘anti Christian’ refusal to accept the forms, customs, and standards of society is the very basis of considering it a feminist tract. As Currer Bell, which was her pen name, her voice speaks for the nineteenth century women, for their ‘rage, rebellion and repression.’ 1371-1373 Issue-5 Volume-1 Dr. Veena Jain