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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Saturday Rave: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

What is there to say about Jane Erye?

Nothing, of course, because Charlotte Bronte said it all when she wrote the book.

Jane Eyre is poor and plain, but she believes with all her soul that she has a right to love, freedom, and respect.

But Jane lives her life surrounded by people who can't see past her poverty and plainness.

There is the man who tells Jane:

"you are formed for labour, not for love"

and claims to:

"want a wife: the sole helpmeet I can influence efficiently in life, and retain absolutely till death"

There are also the aunt who hates her, the cousins who bully her, and the rich man who deceives her.

But Jane knows her chief duty is to herself - and to her best possible self, too.

And she's not going down without a fight.

Word To Use Today: love. This word comes from the ridiculous Old English lufu. It might have something to do with the Latin word lub─ôre, which means to please.

1 comment:

  1. This is the book I'd most want to have written. I just adore it!