In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë creates one of the greatest literary heroines of all time. Orphaned as a girl and raised by an abusive aunt, Jane grows into a woman with a deep sense of morality and the courage to resist injustice. As Brontë's novel follows her path to adulthood, Jane struggles with poverty, the restraints of social conventions, and a forbidden romance with her employer Mr. Rochester. Brontë dives into a subject matter darker and more serious than many of her contemporaries, including mental and physical abuse, financial ruin, insanity, and loveless marriages. Yet through it all, Jane remains steadfast, clinging to a morality defined by her character rather than society's mores.
My heart and mind are increased from having read this novel, as yours will be also I’m sure.
The Portrait of Jane Eyre
This book only felt worthwhile because it produces an introspective portrait of a girl in the 1800s. Besides learning and watching Jane Eyre, the plot of the story and extremely meticulous imagery details made the book drag and less enjoyable than I predicted.
What other book pulls you in and will not let go? I find myself at times opening the last page hoping for one more to appear. I feel like I lived this life of Jane Eyre and I’m so thankful I did.