Overall, there is so much in this book, it is well worth rereading, but I am not convinced that it is a love story. Illustrated adaptations of well-known stories, designed to offer young readers an exciting and accessible introduction to the classics. My only complaint was a few times certain plot points were belabored. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a l ove story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a l ife story? I also like the tension between it being very Victo Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. A person can't be expected to love all books, classic status or not, but still, I wondered if I would enjoy it.
Oh, the wonderfully gothic atmosphere written so well, with intense moods palpable in every paragraph. And she is not beautiful - not fake flaws, either but a consensus by many impartial observers that she is not a beauty. Each time I read this novel, I notice something different. Most people with any kind of inquisitive nature have been exposed to the bare bones of this novel without ever reading the book. She is a kind and pleasant person, but she will not brook any discriminations against her character. Another thing that makes me love this book to pieces is tbe fact that the two main characters are not beauties - the hero and heroine are actually quite ugly, but they find each other - maybe exactly because of that.
Suddenly he turns upon her. And would Rochester have married Blanche if Mason hadn't turned up, making a big society wedding impossible? And it really is a great romance, at least in my book, but it's just so much more than that. I can assure everyone this did not happen. Had Rochester's wife been alive, I think she would have seen Rochester one last time, and been able to say goodbye and put things behind her. This was the first book I grabbed after the November election, and I savored the reread. Students and teachers alike will be inspired by Jane's strength of character and respect for herself. At the end of her time there, she sets off to be a governess.
It is not enough to take a famous actress, put her in a dowdy gray dress and do her hair in an elaborate bun. Poor Jane gets out of the dilemma as best she can, and gradually this astonishing gentleman thaws, becoming conversational and kind. I have read Jane Eyre a million times, but I never tire of the story. In addition, it is also a governess novel; these were an incredibly popular type of stor Reader, I gave it five stars. I spend less time puzzling out the language and unfamiliar terms and more time enjoying the story. These are questions that no one can answer out of the four corners of the book.
Had the story ended there, I probably would have detested this book. Fairfax is a mystery throughout. You tell him, you strong and awesome woman, you! Set in Yorkshire during the time of the Luddite unrest-a labor movement that began in 1811-1812 in an effort to protect the interests of the working class-the novel consists of two narrative strands woven together, one involving the struggles of workers against mill owners, and the other involving the romantic entanglements of the two heroines. The siblings became addicted to writing, creating stories, poetry and plays. I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child—though equally dependent and friendless—Mrs. I generally enjoy classic Hollywood films, but this was unwatchable.
Rousing, yet tender speeches do not make our heroine forsake her creed to fall swooning and submissive into her alpha's arms. Rather, Jane will ensure that you do not forget. The world is not well-lost for love. But as Jane finally finds happiness, long-buried secrets from the past threaten to destroy everything. William, orphaned at a young age, rejects the life of a clergyman his uncles choose for him and sets out on his own, eventually becoming a teacher at an. There is a reason why millions of people the world over remember and revere a book written a hundred and fifty-odd years ago while the bestsellers of our times slip quickly and quietly from our memories.
Yet I smiled at the same time. Every time I reach the scene where she professes her love to Mr. I wish I could forget the roll of the red eyes and the fearful blackened inflation of the lineaments! Rochester and tutors his young ward, Adel. Through doing so, not only does he show the nature of Victorian marriage, he shows his own deep vulnerability. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Reader, I gave it five stars. Back off fangirls, he is mine.
At the centre is the romance between Jane and Rochester, which is enhanced by gothic elements such as the uncanniness of the doppleganger and the spectre like qualities of Bertha. The expedients of the plot may irritate or chill the artistic sense; the voice of the story-teller, in its inflections of passion, or feeling or reverie, charms and holds the ear, almost from first to last. Reed is not pleased in the least with this arrangement and does the absolute bare minimum towards Jane. She sasses him right back. What sort of basis for a happy marriage is that, and can the equalising effect of his later disability and her inheritance really conquer it? He risks destroying the thing that attracted him to her in the first place, their equality; their mutual respect and love. I seriously read this one like million times and I will never tire of reading it. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read.