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Download Jane Eyre Book ´ 532 pages æ Charlotte brontë ↠ [Reading] ➷ Jane Eyre ➭ Charlotte Brontë – Orphaned as a child Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall where she has been hired by the broodingOrphaned as a child Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall where she has been hi Reader I gave it five stars Please let me tell you why Jane Eyre is the uintessential Victorian novel It literally has everything that was typical of the period but unlike other novels it has all the elements in one story 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 ualities of Bertha In addition it is also a governess novel; these were an incredibly popular type of storytelling in the age and for it to be combined with gothic elements which are interposed with a dualistic relationship between realism and romance is really uite uniue The correct term for this is a hybrid in which no genre voice is dominant; they exist alongside each other creating one rather special book And this is so so special; it’s an excellent piece of literature Jane’s journey is gut wrenching and emotional Through her life she experiences real sorrow the kind that would make a lesser person give up She also experiences real friendship the type that comes across perhaps once in a lifetime But most significantly she experiences true love and the development of independence to form he own ending I really do love this book Bronte utilises the first person narrative which creates a high degree of intimacy with her character; it makes me feel like I know Jane as well as she comes to know her own self “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me I am a free human being with an independent will” Jane’s a strong willed individual From a very young age she had the clarity of intelligence to recognise the injustice that was her life; yes she is narrating her story retrospectively though she still had the perceptiveness to realise how mistreated she was I love the pathetic fallacy Bronte uses at the beginning The child Jane looks out the window shielded by the curtain and witnesses the horrible weather It is cold and bleak; it is windy and morose; thus we can immediately see the internal workings of Jane’s mind The weather reflects her feelings throughout the novel and at the very beginning the situation was at its worse This can also be seen with the fire imagery that represents her rage when she is shoved in the red room; it later mirrors that of Bertha’s fury Everybody needs love children especially so These early experiences help to define her later character and ultimately influence how she sees the world; she still hides behind a curtain in Rochester’s house when he flirts with Miss Ingrum These experiences set her on an almost perpetual uest for love for belonging and for the independence to make her own decisions She finds friendship in the form of Helen Burns; she gives her some sound advice but Jane cannot fully accept such religious fatalism However it does inspire her a little to continue with life; she realises no matter what happens she will always have the love of her greatest friend Jane clings to this idea but ultimately has to seek a permanent solution to her loneliness She needs a vocation one that will fulfil her and give her life meaning; thus she becomes a governess and crosses paths with the downtrodden miserable wretch that is Mr Rochester Sometimes I feel like Rochester didn’t know uite what he wanted When he sees Jane he sees a woman with strength blunt honesty and integrity he sees an emotional eual This attracts her to him which develops into love However when he tries to express his love he does it through trying to claim her as his own Through doing so not only does he show the nature of Victorian marriage he shows his own deep vulnerability He loves her mind her intelligence and he too wants to be loved He longs for it with a frightening passion So instead of doing things the way Jane would have wanted him to do he overwhelms her with expensive affection By doing so he almost loses her All Jane wanted was his heart nothing nothing less By showering her with such flattery and expensive items he insults her independence He risks destroying the thing that attracted him to her in the first place their euality; their mutual respect and love He takes away her dignity I really don’t think the original marriage would have worked Ignore the existence of the mad woman in the attic; I just think Rochester would have spoilt it It would have become too awkward They needed to be on the same societal level as well as one of intellect and character The ending is touching and a little sad but it is the only one that could ever have worked for these two characters Without the tragedy there could never have be rejuvenation and the chance for them to be together on eual terms no matter what it cost to get there If that wasn’t enough reason for me to love this book there are also elements of fantasy and desire This is a realism novel it pertains to credible events but the suggestions of fantasy only add to the strong romantic notions Rochester is enamoured by Jane; he cannot believe that a woman like her actually exists All his misguided notions are brushed away in an instant Whilst he views Jane as special it is clear that he realises that other women may also have a similar rebellious voice only hidden He considers her an elf a witch an improbable woman that has captured his desire his heart his soul his life He knows he will never be the same again From Jane’s point of view her first encounter with him is otherworldly She had grown bored with her governess role and when she sees the approach of Rochester and his dog Pilot she sees the gytrash myth; she wants to see something fantastical instead she finds her heart which is something much rarer Then there are also the feminist elements Jane transgresses the boundary associated with her gender in the Victorian age For a woman to be recognised as having eual intellect to that of a man was sadly a rare thing Women could actually attend university but the downside was they could never get the full degree They could spend months studying though never be recognised as actually having gained the ualification It was just another attempt to keep women under the thumb so for Bronte to portray the truth of Jane’s eual intellect is a great step for the recognition of women and women writers This book received a whole host of negative reviews at the time of its publication for this element alone Stupid really but that’s misogyny for you Reader I love this book I really could go on but this is getting kind of long I hope I’ve made it clear why I love this story so much I shall be reading this again later this year to correspond with my exams which I’m already looking forward to the reading that is not the exams I don’t think will ever have read this story enough thoughYou can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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Here is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy forbidding Thornfield Hall Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again? “‘Jane be still; don't struggle so like a wild frantic bird that is rending its own plumage in its desperation’ ‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you’” I am glad that in 1847 Charlotte Bronte made the decision to publish her novel under a male pseudonym Currer Bell had a much better chance of being published than Charlotte Bronte and with reviewers and readers assuming that she was in fact a male writer allowed the novel a chance to be weighed properly without prejudice Jane Eyre became a bestseller The uestion is of course would the novel have been so successful or even published at all if CHARLOTTE BRONTE had been emblazoned on the cover? I like to think that some editor would have realized the bloody brilliance of the story and would have published it anyway even if they didn’t spend any money on promoting it Would readers have bought it? Hopefully word would have trickled out about how compelling the plot was and people would have overcome their natural prejudice for reading a novel by a woman So isn’t it fun that Charlotte tricked everyone including her own father? She did not confess her efforts to him until she had become successful Even writing these words I have a smile on my face thinking of this successful bamboozlement of publishers editors and readers The story of course is larger than the book Most people with any kind of inuisitive nature have been exposed to the bare bones of this novel without ever reading the book Maybe they watched a movie based on the book or maybe they have heard it referenced Once read it is impossible for people not to use aspects of this novel as common reference points for other readers Take Mr Edward Fairfax Rochester himself the master of Thornfield Hall He is a brooding complicated dark and intelligent creature He is a force of nature who conforms the world around him with every stride he takes or every word that drops from his lips He is the embodiment of the Lord Byron character It doesn’t matter that he is not handsome He is powerful Women swoon in his presence and after a carefully administered smelling salt might start calculating what he is worth a year Rochester is completely taken by Jane Eyre practically from the moment they meet The drama of their meeting is one of those great cinematic scenes in the history of literature Bronte incorporates many scenes into the novel that are frankly gifts to future movie renditions Rochester has never met anyone uite like her He is not alone Everyone who comes into contact with Jane Eyre knows they have met a uniue person She is a kind and pleasant person but she will not brook any discriminations against her character Mrs Reed her aunt Mr Brocklehurst director of Lowood School attended by Jane Mr St John Eyre Rivers minister who asks to marry her and even Mr Rochester all attempt to conform Jane to the acceptable deferring Victorian woman of the time To call this a feminist novel does put it in a box which constrains it too tightly Jane or Charlotte either one would loosen those bindings and let it breath as Charlotte’s intentions with this novel go well beyond the confines of any specific genre I found her ideas of female euality embodied so wonderfully in the character of Jane inspiring ”Women are supposed to be very calm generally but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties and a field for their effort as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint too absolute a stagnation precisely as men would suffer and it is narrow minded in their privileged fellow creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings to playing on the piano and embroidering bags It is thoughtless to condemn them or laugh at them if they seek to do or learn than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex” I hear you Charlotte Can you imagine the impact of such words on your typical Victorian housewife? A woman who has lived her whole life being the daughter of her father the wife of her husband the mother of her sons She has been passed from the care of one man after another If she were fortunate enough to be born pretty she has that brief moment of power when suiters contend for her hand but probably ultimately her father would decide who was best for her to marry How about the impact of reading this novel on the typical Victorian man? Did he look up from this book and peer over at his wife she looking rosy in the firelight knitting away at some frivolous thing and thinkdoes she want ? Or maybe he sees his pretty daughter enter the room on the verge of womanhood and does he consider the possibility that she wants or deserves ? There is no spark of revolution inspired by this book but I do hope that this book may have chipped away at some of the archaic ideas of ineuality Maybe a few women readers realized that some of those secret desires they have harbored their whole life were not such strange concepts When Jane stands up to the conformists she encounters she is willing to take the punishment because she knows in her soul that what she believes about herself is incontestable This is no better illustrated than in her interactions with I’m sorry to say this because it isn’t completely fair the odious St John Eyre Rivers He wants to marry her but only for the sake that he believes she will make a wonderful useful missionary wife He doesn’t love her She is willing to go but only as a “sister” not as a wife Jane refuses to compromise but there is this moment where she is teetering in the balance I’m mentally screaming to her at this point ”I shuddered as he spoke I felt his influence in my marrow his hold on my limbs” He is a cold man who would have gladly marched OUR Jane off to some godforsaken part of the world to die some horrible death from disease or from simple neglect I know the plot; and yet I’m still completely invested in every scene There is always the possibility that I’ve fallen into an alternative universe and I am reading some other version of Jane Eyre with a completely different ending I can assure everyone this did not happen When Jane is residing with Mrs Read she describes her place to sleep as a “small closet” I can’t help but think of the closet under the stairs at 4 Privet Drive Like Harry Potter she is also an orphan but still with a rebellious streak because she is also sure that she is supposed to be someone other than who she is currently perceived to be The relief she experiences when she learns she is getting away from the condescending attitude of the Read house and going away to school at Lowood also reminds me of Harry’s relief to discover he too is escaping to Hogwarts Though I must say Harry despite the trials and tribulations he experiences draws a better straw than Miss Jane I really enjoyed the gothic elements; those were to a degree completely unexpected ”’Oh sir I never saw a face like it It was a discoloured face it was a savage face I wish I could forget the roll of the red eyes and the fearful blackened inflation of the lineaments’ ‘Ghost are usually pale Jane’ ‘This sir was purple the lips were swelled and dark; the brow furrowed the black eyebrows widely raised over the bloodshot eyes Shall I tell you of what it reminded me?’ ‘You may’ ‘Of the foul German spectre the Vampyre’” There are noises in the night at Thornfield Hall There is an unknown tenant locked away in the rafters of the house There are secrets There are unexpected fires There are scandals waiting to be known In fact the twists of the plot were considered so outrageous for the time that the book acuired a reputation for being “improper” This helped to boost sales further The Bronte family was very close They grew up conceiving their own stories and fantasies and acting them out in impromptu plays All three girls and the brother Branwell were writers Tragically they all died young Charlotte outlived them all dying in 1855 at the age of 38 with her unborn child Branwell 31 and Emily 30 both passed away in 1848 and Anne died the following year at the age of 29 Can you imagine having to bury all your siblings? It must have felt like the spectre of death was stalking the Brontes What makes Rochester uniue is that he does eventually see Jane the way she sees herself ”Fair as a lily and not only the pride of his life but the desire of his eyes” I will remember that line ”desire of his eyes” for a long time She is a hidden gem in rooms full of people Charlotte Bronte makes some good points through Jane’s eyes at how unaware wealthy people are of the true natures of those who serve them I would talk about the love story but what is there to say It is one for the ages I would say that Charlotte Bronte never found her Rochester in real life but some letters have come to light written to a man named Constantin Héger that suggests that maybe she did He was married to someone else and when Elizabeth Gaskell wrote the biography of her friend she carefully edited out those very revealing letters of a love that could never be Jane Eyre may you always find the readers you deserve If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Jane EyreRed by the brooding proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit She falls in love Hard But t FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES5 Four hundred odd pages of purely descriptive writing4 Overt religious themes and moral preaching3 A plain Jane heroine who stays plain No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an application of hydrogen peroxide and some eyebrow plucking to emerge full blown2 The world is not well lost for love In the war between self respect and grand passion principles win hands down Rousing yet tender speeches do not make our heroine forsake her creed to fall swooning and submissive into her alpha's arms 1 NO SEXWhen I was a little girl I had a doll named Saloni Now Saloni wasn't a particularly attractive specimen as dolls go especially since over the years I had drilled a hole in her little rosebud mouth in order to 'feed' her I had 'brushed' her hair till all the poor synthetic threads had fallen out and I had dragged her around with me so much one of her big blue eyes had fallen off But in my eyes Saloni was the best doll ever created She was my comfort my mainstay in a world filled with confusing new things like school and daycare and other little people Jane Eyre is my grown up version of Saloni Comfort food for my brain There are two authors I will read over and over and over again until the day I die One of them is Charlotte Bronte the other one is Georgette Heyer I have read Jane Eyre a million times but I never tire of the story Every time I reach the scene where she professes her love to Mr Rochester I come out in goosebumps Every single time Age and experience have taught me to spot the flaws in the story and the characters The ineffable belief in English superiority The condescending attitude towards servants and people of the lower class The ill treatment of mentally disabled people The almost uaker ish sentiments of Jane Eyre But all of this detracts not a whit from one of the greatest love stories ever told And there are a lot of things to admire in this book as well Edward Rochester ugly as sin but powerful and dominant and unbelievably attractive in spite of his looks A love that grows and strengthens on the basis of mutual sympathy respect and a meeting of the minds that a lot of our authors would do well to learn from Jane Eyre who does not think that her great love excuses acts of selfishness and immorality Despite being drawn as a somewhat submissive personality Jane manages to hold her own with uiet fortitude never loudly asserting her intelligence or talent but nonetheless displaying a strength of character that would put the Bellas and Noras of out time to shame Jane Eyre would never as I have said above be a bestseller if it had been written in our times And that is a loss we must take upon ourselves That we have put such prime value on lust and looks and power that we have forgotten to be real in our writing 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 uickly and uietly from our memories Jane Eyre is than just a beautiful book about a love story that transcends all boundaries; it is a testament to the power of pure emotion that can be felt through the ages and across all barriers of time and culture