Monday, November 12, 2007
I find myself this morning a bit sad that this book is over. I now understand why first published in 1847, not only never has been out of print but is still widely read and considered a classic. I finished reading this book last night( well actually this morning at 2:30 a.m.) and found my dreams afterward were filled with the beautiful language of the era. I heard myself say, "I am much obliged to you," and "His temperament is much disposed to contentment." This book was such a contrast to her sister, Emily Bronte's Book, Wuthering Heights. Wuthering heights was a dark considerably ugly novel filled with hate, revenge and the weirdest most bitter love I have ever read. Contrastingly, Jane Eyre is filled with beauty, love in it's most selfless forms and a heroine in Jane. I am now sure that if I ever( keep your fingers crossed) am lucky enough to have a daughter her name must be Jane. Jane Eyre who was often noted as being plain and dull looking, had a beautiful mind and pure spirit that made her irresistible to those she was with. I don't want to say too much about the story because there are quite a few surprises and plot twists but I was amazed at Charlotte Bronte's ability to describe and create characters that you fall in love with, and create a novel that is unpredictable and engaging. This is a book you own and read over and over. It left me with a desire to be more like Jane - smart, thoughtful, morally strong, fair, and loyal. It is rare to find a book that inspires you to rise higher...it will definitely be on my Christmas list this year(hint hint Preston!) Thanks Ms. Charlotte Bronte for this brilliant classic!