I'm 19 years old, live in Australia and I'm usually that person who has no idea what's going on
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Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic turn me into a fangirling mess
Book Blanche Ingram is described as the most beautiful lady in the area-
"Tall, fine bust, sloping shoulders; long, graceful neck: olive complexion, dark and clear; noble features; eyes rather like Mr. Rochester’s: large and black, and as brilliant as her jewels. And then she had such a fine head of hair; raven-black and so becomingly arranged: a crown of thick plaits behind, and in front the longest, the glossiest curls I ever saw.’
Yet in most modern adaptions including the 2006 BBC mini-series that I’m watching atm, have her looking like:
ok, babe, I know this looks bad but even tho u were my side hoe irl, u were my main hoe in my heart wait where are you going
**Jane Eyre Spoilers**
Well I finished reading Jane Eyre. Even though there are some underlying feminist elements it is not primarily a feminist novel, but a great, beautiful, unforgettable love story. Still, Jane maintains her autonomy throughout her journey and doesn’t submit to the relentless pressure and controlling power thrust upon her by others .
To be honest, Mr Rochester is just as, if not more worse than Bella Swan when it comes to how one copes after the love of their life leaves them.
Yes it is a love story between a 19 year-old girl (my age) and a 39/40 year old man (yep), and it kind of bothered me when she kept on referring to him as ‘my master’ and addressing him as ‘sir’ even when their love for each was uncovered and she no longer worked under him. However, rather than being really creepy their love is mutual, genuine and eternal. They love one another for who they are as a person, despite their plain, and later on in Mr Rochester’s case, marred appearance (and accompanying physical dependence).
'I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest—blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am: ever more absolutely bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh…We talk, I believe, all day long: to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed upon him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character—perfect concord is the result.'
For some reason the end of the novel didn’t really sit right with me. First, it is somewhat contrived. Also, has Jane lost some of her /self-identity/independence by the end of the novel or, rather she is economically independent and on equal footing with her husband whom she took the initiative to find? And why does Bronte end with a lengthy report on St John- and religion? Or is she showing how Jane’s life would’ve turned out had she chosen him?
Jane Eyre possible spoilers
So during the time of Jane Eyre it was for some reason so scandalous and unheard of for a single woman to accompany her single first cousin on missionary work- but it was perfectly normal for first cousins to marry and be attracted to each other??
Also, apparently he wants to marry her devoid of any husband-wife love, instead it is because he believes she can fulfill the duties he needs his wife to fulfill- for practicality. So much for the ‘sanctity of marriage’ lol