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115. Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte. 1847. 532 pages. [Source: Bought]
First sentence: There was no risk of taking a stroll that day.
Premise/plot: Jane Eyre, our heroine, is an orphan who by no means in her wildest desires imagines residing fortunately ever after. Raised by a merciless aunt and taunted by mean-spirited and egocentric cousins, she solely hopes to flee distress and discover contentment–albeit humble. Her adventure–or misadventure–begins after graduating Loward Faculty as she takes the place of governess at Thornfield Corridor. There she meets her charming and precocious pupil, Adele, and the brooding Mr. Rochester. The 2 take pleasure in one another’s company–perhaps as a result of nobody else fairly understands them. However the two aren’t courting–at least not at first. Jane falls for him. However is he falling for her? Might he fall for her? Does she need him to reciprocate her emotions? Might the grasp of the home and a governess ever marry and dwell fortunately ever after?! Nevertheless it is not simply social class dividing these two–Mr. Rochester has a darkish secret from his previous that may show a harmful impediment for our loving couple.
My ideas: I really like this guide. I do. I completely like it. It’s one in every of my favourite books to reread each different 12 months or so.
How all my mind was in tumult, and all my coronary heart in rebellion! But in what darkness, what dense ignorance, was the psychological battle fought!
Life seems to me too quick to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs. We’re, and have to be, every one, burdened with faults on this world: however the time will quickly come when, I belief, we will put them off in pushing aside our corruptible our bodies;
A brand new chapter in a novel is one thing like a brand new scene in a play;
“Jane, you provided me your shoulder as soon as earlier than; let me have it now.” “Sure, sir, sure; and my arm.”
“Thank you, Mr. Rochester, on your nice kindness. I’m surprisingly glad to get again once more to you: and wherever you might be is my dwelling—my solely dwelling.”
“I ask you to go by life at my aspect—to be my second self, and greatest earthly companion.”
“My bride is right here,” he mentioned, once more drawing me to him, “as a result of my equal is right here, and my likeness. Jane, will you marry me?”
Human beings by no means take pleasure in full happiness on this world. I used to be not born for a distinct future to the remainder of my species: to think about so much befalling me is a fairy story—a day-dream.
Prejudices, it’s well-known, are most tough to eradicate from the center whose soil has by no means been loosened or fertilised by schooling: they develop there, agency as weeds amongst stones.
Reader, I married him.
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