2016 CHARLOTTE BRONTË BICENTENARY
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MAGGIE O’FARRELL
As an orphan, Jane’s childhood is full of trouble, but her stubborn independence and sense of self help her to steer through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school. A position as governess at the Thornfield Hall promises a kind of freedom. But Thornfield is a house full of secrets, its master a passionate, tormented man, and before long Jane faces her greatest struggle in a choice between love and self-respect.
Jane Eyre is one of my favorite classics if not my absolute favorite. It’s just such a beautiful story!
Jane Eyre is about a strong young woman. She is an orphan and living with her aunt and her cousins. But instead of that being a good thing, it was an insupportable one. This book follows Jane from age 8 to 18 and it’s set in Victorian England, which is something I enjoy although I don’t read too much about. Jae is trying to find her path and it’s an incredible and endearing story!
The characters in this book are amazing and really developed. Jane is an amazing character and really easy to fall in love with. She is such a strong and passionate person. She never quits going forward, she treats persons with a lot of care and she has a heart of gold. She really inspires to be better, to search for what we want in life and to be ourselves. Actually, our best selves!
Mr. Rochester is a character I also really enjoyed. I really felt that I understood him and I thought he really had a good heart. He is definitely different from Jane in all ways but he is really charming and respecting despite his status in society – which often made people unkind.
The book is really well structured. I love the plot and how much we get to know Jane and to understand her. There are parts that are easy to guess what’s going to happen but for some reason, they don’t lose their charm anyway.
The writing is beautiful and makes you really want to read the whole thing ASAP. It has some interesting turns here and there that I loved and made me see how life can change so much with one simple decision, which always amazes me.
It’s an amazing, AMAZING book and I would recommend it to everyone!
Do you enjoy classics? Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!