MY FIRST CLASSIC: JANE EYRE!

Good morning Hivers. Merry Christmas to you all. Today, I want to talk about a book I've been totally absorbed with. Well, I've been absorbed with two and thought I'd talk about Laplace's Demon based on Quantum Mechanics but Charlotte Bronte's book Jane Eyre sparked a new found love for classic literature in my heart.

Ara-ara, I have never been a fan of any fiction other than Modern but this one is just great. Apart from being entertaining and a total pull-in, it's also educative and let's you witness Life from a different perspective.

I haven't finished the book but I just have to give a review of what I've read so far.

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Jane Eyre, a young girl who's orphaned and abandoned with her cruel Aunt and wicked cousins. Jane depicts(to me) a figure that doesn't mold with society. She is seen as an outcast in the house of the Reeds(mostly because she is different) and thus, ostracized. She's less favored and mostly bullied. Why? Because that's society. No matter what she does, it's never enough. Rather, her actions of obedience are catalyst to her problems.

Falsely accused, Jane Eyre finally confronts her Aunt before she is sent to a boarding school run by a rather arrogant and hypocritical man claiming to be after God's own heart. Trust me, if you actually read this book, you'd hate that man. A child of ten pouring out the grievances in her heart is a rare sight. Outspoken yet outcasted.

In Mrs. Reed, her Aunt, I see the self-proclaimed philanthropists of society. They claim to help people meanwhile, they destroy them and bring out the worst in them. They look for payment of the good they give. They want acknowledgment and seek to control all situations. Anything or anyone that proves uncontrollable to them is immediately numbered as evil. Her children, oh those brats, I'm not even going to start with those ones. Move on please...

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Then we have the nannies. Two in particular that appear than most. Bessie and Abbot(a very spiteful woman). While I still don't know how to describe Bessie other than complacent and moving with the wind(given how she flipped switches easily), Abbot was a complete evil woman. I mean, who treats a child like that? Read the book.

Jane was looked down on with so much contempt. While reading this book, something became clear to me. Have you ever despised someone or something? Has someone or something just irritated you? Well what else do you notice? I notice every single flaw and bad deeds(even if they are good) of that subject or object. It's automatic. Once you dislike something, everything related to that thing becomes bad news. Simple mathematics. Awful physics.

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Also, the more you keep being down, the more you are trampled on. Before this book, I have read and watched the savage acts of so called "Godly" people of old. Mr. Brocklehurst subjected children to inhumane living conditions and called it the act of righteousness. Guess what? He doesn't partake in such acts.

I don't want to spoil the book anymore for those who may likely go to read it. I am currently about to start the part I've been looking forward to. Meeting Rochester. People told me he was cruel to her and I've also read in other books that he was. That's for me to find out now. I just hope I don't get my heart broken because I wouldn't want a bad ending.

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Before setting out on the journey that leads her to Rochester, Jane made quite the life for herself until it was no longer enough. At that point, while reading and trying to understand the emotions she felt after loosing her , I got the picture of what an author (i can't remember his name) said in a book I read. The more you achieve, the less content you'll be. How do I explain this?

When you have nothing, your first thirst is to have something. When you finally get that thing, a need for something else rises. Why? Man is moving being. He has a purpose and until he finds and achieves it, he wanders aimlessly. Jane, after loosing two people that itemised her comfort(which meant she'd attained something), she felt the urge to be somewhere else, do something else(her sorrow also propelling her). Okay. Still this is all my perspective. I would like to know yours especially our veterans in literature. Please kindly drop a word of wisdom. Also, don't spoil the Rochester part. I haven't gotten there yet. Hehe.

SAYONARA, THANKS FOR READING!!!



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Seems like a great read, I think I would take a look at it. I also love classic tales and you have so fondly spoken about this one in particular.

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It is. You especially, would like it because you're a gentle, old soul. 😂

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I am sure you added the "gentle" to soften the blow of "old soul"

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Lmao. You know me so well😂

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Jane seems to have been through a lot, for a young child that must have been so traumatic. Humans are never as they seem at first, their true colors would always be revealed when you end up in their hands. I know reading this book would be heartbreaking, I hate seeing injustice and evil being done to innocent people.

Don't worry, I'm not spoiling the book for you just yet, because I haven't read it yet, but I'll love to.

Thanks for sharing

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You should. While the beginning is quite infuriating, it gets better. The blooming of friendship and the surging of dreams. ❤️

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Ohhh my ...I'm sure used to such beginnings, it's what makes for a good story

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Sounds interesting, I've never read it, but, your analysys seems great. I hope it ends well for Jane, I feel so bad for her from what you've said.

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Very interesting I tell you. ❤️

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I've never been a fan of classics because tbh,I considered them boring but I've read some that made me throw those thoughts in the bin.
From your brief review,I just know I'll absolutely love reading about Jane so I'm getting this❤️

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You go girl. You'd love it. ❤️

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I read this book while I was in 100level, thats year 2013.
Have almost forgotten the things that hypnotized me to that book.
But am glad Jane found her happy Ending...

I lost my ebooks and PDF and this one too 😭😭😭...
Sometimes I read book over and over again and I will sure find some joy reading this book again.

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This one looks a great piece. At some point it started to seem like a satire, with the typical liking of characters in to the play to the type of issues we face as human.

Even though you've divulged a book chunk of the book, haha, it's still strikes curiosity.

Great review.

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Hehehe. I'm sorry if I've spoiled it. I just couldn't hold back talking about it. And it is a great book

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I read the first 495 pages many years ago. There were 500 pages. I couldn't quite see my way to finishing it. I did not think the last five pages would make it better, but there were aspects of the story I enjoyed.

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Oooooo. Well, I'm getting down to it. I'm really slow because of the complexity of their grammar and style but I'm learning new words daily.

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What I find with older books is that it is not necessarily the complexity, but rather that the language has changed. Also, our vocabulary has shrunk considerably over the past century. It is strange and sometimes amusing to see the ways in which the language has changed. Example: In Jane Austen's Emma, a man "ejaculates" in Emma's ear. I had to read that passage twice because I had never seen the use of the word "ejaculate" to mean "make an exclamation." I have seen it many times since.

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Oh wow... Okay. I realised that too. I claim to like English Language but not literate in it

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This sounds like a beautiful piece. Th story line is absorbing too.

I think I might just have a go at this.😅

Thank you for sharing this great review

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