Jane Eyre ~ Charlotte Brontë

Monday, August 10, 2015

This book is an absolute classic. I'm sure that you heard of it or even read it. I always wanted to read it but never got time to do it. This Summer I decided it was time. I went to the library and I picked it up. At the first sight I was thrilled by its cover. I know we shouldn't judge book by its cover but this one is absolutely beautiful. Before this book I read Anna Karenina and I must say I enjoyed Jane Eyre more. Although it is 600 pages long book I really loved every single word. 

I know that it's probably silly to write about plot but if there is someone who didn't heard about it or forgot it I'll try to summarize it. The main character is Jane Eyre, orphan that lives with her cruel aunt Mrs. Reed. One day her aunt punish her by sending her to red-room. There she screams and faints because she thought that she saw a ghost. Apothecary Mr. Llyod suggests to Mrs. Reed that Jane should be sent to school. 

Her times at Lowood school is not so idyllic. The school’s headmaster is Mr. Brocklehurst, cruel an abusive man. There Jane finds some friends and after 8 years of which 6 she spend as a student and 2 as a teacher she accepts governess at manor called Thornfield. He fall in love with Rochester her employer. They almost get married when Jane founds out that he already has  a wife. 

Jane now runs away from Thornfield and is forced to beg for food. She founds manor in which three siblings lives. Their names are Mary, Diana, and St. John Rivers, and Jane quickly becomes friends with them. St. John is a clergyman, and he finds Jane a job teaching at a charity school in Morton. They found out that they are cousins when Jane's uncle leaves her 20 000 pound's. 

St. John decides to travel to India as a missionary, and he urges Jane to accompany him—as his wife. Jane refuse to go with him as his wife. One night she hear a Rochester voice and immediately hurries to Thornfield. Jane and Rochester rebuild their relationship and soon they married. 

So here you go. I'm not that good at story telling. I definitely recommend you to read this book because it's absolutely amazing. It's so well written and although it's quit long book you will not be able to put it down. 

Did you read Jane Eyre? What are your thoughts?