Rochester rescued all the servants and tried to save Bertha, too, but she committed suicide and he was injured. And to think Charlotte Brontë wrote this in the middle of the 19th century. Rochester and offers to take care of him as his nurse or housekeeper. Although the time constraints of a two hour film require drastic abridgement of this portion of the novel, we are treated to vivid sketches of her hardhearted aunt, wastrel-in-the-making cousin, and Helen, the idolized friend from the terrible school. An argument such as there was not enough time to illustrate these interplays may suffice but there are too many theatrical devices and adaptations that assert the opposite. After this, her life ends up becoming even more complicated when she runs away from a terrifying secret in Rochester's house and she is then faced with yet another option of her life.
John won't give up and keeps pressuring Jane to marry him. The novel charts the growth of Jane Eyre, the first-person narrator, from her unhappy childhood with her nasty relatives, the Reeds, to her blissful marriage to Rochester at Ferndean. John Rivers, a stern local clergyman. I have to say that I should probably reread everything I read bank in High School to get a better perspective. Rochester, whether it was to tell him goodbye one last time or to try and make amends. I have to say that I should probably reread everything I read bank in High School to get a better perspective.
It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex. In a funny sort of way, he might have felt he was doing the right thing by her, or at least, not the wrong thing. For example, the novel excels in its treatment of women's issues, including women's education, the plight of the governess, and equality in marriage. The ending is touching and a little sad, but it is the only one that could ever have worked for these two characters. The Angel was passive and powerless, meek, charming, graceful, sympathetic, self-sacrificing, pious, and above all--pure.
It refined her into a woman who could look beneath and love what others could never love or understand. There are scandals waiting to be known. Rochester was tricked into the marriage and he appeals to Jane to come away with him anyway, but Jane refuses to be his mistress. I am so glad to hear that. This book brought me many happy sighs and I'm thrilled to have found a new all-time favorite in a classic tale. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex. Sandra criticized that Bertha Mason representation of anger, is what all women, including Jane Eyre felt.
Jane likes Thornfield, although not the third floor, where a strange servant named Grace Poole works alone and Jane can hear eerie laughter coming from a locked room. I don't think she went back at all to pursue a relationship with him, only to acknowledge what was between them and see what was next for her in her life - whether that was something at Thornfield Hall or saying goodbye to that place forever. And she did this in the world where being attached to a man was the best choice for a woman just remember Jane Austen's heroines a few decades earlier reaching happiness only after finding a suitable gentleman! Can an idealist school librarian go home and keep the faith in Reader Heaven for once? Download file to see next pages Read More. That we have put such prime value on lust and looks and power that we have forgotten to be real in our writing. After this, Bertha set the house on fire one night and burned it to the ground. Reed locks her in a red room where Jane's uncle, Mr.
But she came back to him, when he needed her most. Not preachy, in my opinion, but for a believer, one can definitely find spiritual messages in this book. At the same time, while I thoroughly enjoyed the romantic aspect, I was also equally intrigued with Jane Eyre's life in general. Feeling like she's living a fairy tale, Jane is exuberantly happy—at first. Both actors gave good performances and the mood was very gothic, but the chemistry wasn't as great as with Wilson and Stephens. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. There are moments when you feel, how can one person suffer so? During this period 1833 , she wrote her novella The Green Dwarf under the name of Wellesley.
This way, they were hinting at deeper meanings beneath surface designs that conceal or obscure such interpretations. Is this a resignation to entrenched social norms or irrational dictates of romantic love? I also like the tension between it being very Victorian in some obvious ways, and yet controversially modern in others: an immoral hero, a fiercely independent and assertive heroine, and some very unpleasant Christians it's not that I think Christians are bad or like seeing them portrayed in a nasty way - it's Bronte's courage in writing such characters I admire. It was a discoloured face--it was a savage face. Meanwhile, he traveled around Europe for ten years trying to forget Bertha and keeping various mistresses. He considers her an elf, a witch, an improbable woman that has captured his desire, his heart, his soul, his life.
Most persons who adore the book and read it in the past five years or so have commented on the missing elements. Brocklehurst, is based in part on that of the Reverend Carus Wilson, the Evangelical minister who ran Cowan Bridge. Despite self-proclaimed meekness, Jane Eyre is far from weak or scared. To call this a feminist novel does put it in a box which constrains it too tightly. Which would be wild, because this is about a million pages long. Her miserable, tormented life, seems everlasting, no escape, where would she go? The ineffable belief in English superiority.
Reed is not pleased in the least with this arrangement and does the absolute bare minimum towards Jane. Rochester, all attempt to conform Jane to the acceptable, deferring Victorian woman of the time. Like many bullies, he enjoys a bit of a fight, rather than the nervous, prompt and unquestioning obedience his manner normally elicits, and Jane isn't afraid to answer him back and speak her mind. Rochester—the older, swarthy, and commanding master of Thornfield Hall. And that's what left my now-closer-to-thirty-than-twenty self very satisfied and, quite frankly, rather impressed. Men too often confound them: they should not be confounded: appearance should not be mistaken for truth; narrow human doctrines, that only tend to elate and magnify a few, should not be substituted for the world.
He took a new young wife and when she discovered her predecessors, he was about to kill her, but she was rescued by her brothers, rather as Mason wants to rescue Bertha. There are several reasons behind this achievement. Overall, I fell completely in love with this. I admired her courage and her determination, her desire to be free, despite what little she had or was given, her intelligence, and her love for others. Unfortunately, an epidemic of typhus breaks out at the school, and Helen dies—but of consumption, not typhus. Rochester, I come out in goosebumps. Brontë later said that the reason for this burst of creativity was that: 'We were wholly dependent on ourselves and each other, on books and study, for the enjoyments and occupations of life.