Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is one of my favorite books.
It was my introduction many years ago into the world of the Bronte sisters and it has been a book that I have gone back to time and time again.

Jane Eyre is an orphan forced to live at Gateshead, the home of her Aunt Reed, where she is treated cruelly and is not shown love by those who could have nurtured and accepted her.
She then is sent to Lowood school where it is even worse.
What I love about Jane is that through all of this she has such a strong voice, such an iron spirit.
Jane soon takes up the post of governess at Thornfield where she meets the mysterious and handsome Mr. Rochester.
Their story is one of love, morality, and choice.

I love Jane and her independent nature. Her commendable integrity. 
And the ending is perfect. 
I will never tire of this novel and it will always have a place as one of my favorites.


The Kings said...

I also really enjoyed this novel. And I admired Jane's morals and integrity. In fact one part of the novel when Mr. Rochester pleads with her to become his mistress when her realizes that they cannot be married and she will not bend her morals or beliefs I thought was amazing and shared that in a lesson I taught. I dog-earred many pages in that book because of the great lessons I felt were taught.

cheryl said...

Yes. Me too. It really is such a great novel. I think part of the Jane and Rochester idea could have come from her being in love with the married man but not doing anything about it.

The Kings said...

Yeah...I was wondering that too.