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Jane Eyre: A Gripping Tale of Love, Mystery, and Redemption

Why Jane Eyre Should Be at the Top of Your Must-Read List: A Review Worth Sharing

By Muhiuddin AlamPublished 11 months ago 7 min read

Jane Eyre is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pen name “Currer Bell”, on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York.

Primarily a bildungsroman, Jane Eyre follows the experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of Thornfield Hall.

The focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane’s moral and spiritual sensibility, and Jane Eyre revolutionized the art of fiction in the way that all the events are colored by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry. Charlotte Brontë has been called the first historian of the private consciousness and the literary ancestor of writers like Proust and Joyce.

The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core, and is considered by many to be ahead of its time because of Jane’s individualistic character and how the novel approaches the topics of class, sexuality, religion, and feminism.

About the author: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816–31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature.

She enlisted in school at Roe Head in January 1831, aged 14 years. She left the year after to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess.

In 1839 she undertook the role of governess for the Sidgwick family but left after a few months to return to Haworth where the sisters opened a school but failed to attract any students.

Instead, they turned to writing and they each first published in 1846 under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Her first novel The Professor was rejected by publishers, and her second novel Jane Eyre was published in 1847, although it was not initially well-received; one critic described it as a “pre-eminently an anti-Christian composition”.

The sisters admitted to their Bell pseudonyms in 1848, and by the following year were celebrated in London literary circles.

Brontë experienced the early deaths of all her siblings. She became pregnant shortly after her marriage in June 1854 but died on 31 March 1855 of tuberculosis or possibly typhus.

Book: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

  • Author: Charlotte Brontë
  • Publisher: Bantam Classics
  • Publication year: 1983–10–1
  • Pages: 492
  • Finishing: Paperback
  • Book review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre quotes with page numbers

Excerpts from the original text

Life is too short for me to hold grudges. In this world, everyone must be at fault. But I believe that one day soon, we will get rid of our corrupt bodies and we will get rid of these faults. Fall and sin will leave us with cumbersome flesh and blood, leaving only the spark of spirit. This is the source of life and thought, just as pure as when it left the Creator and gave life to it. Where it came from and where it went, perhaps it sneaked into creatures higher than human beings; perhaps it passed through various levels of glory, first illuminating the pale soul of human beings, and then illuminating the seraphim. — — Quoted from page 56

Jane Eyre Summary Short

I always thought this was a small book, but I didn’t expect it to contain half a million words… This is actually a YY history of young women. It tells girls that even if they are poor, humble, unbeautiful, and short, as long as they have a soul Mindful, they will definitely meet the old blind man who was destined to suffer.

He suffered from the nature of the lower half of the animal, and now he walks towards you gracefully, and then he is disabled. Then you can control him in the name of love and proudly say that you don’t need to rely on any man to become a model of self-esteem, self-reliance, self-reliance, and self-love. Sigh, the translator who wrote the foreword is too ignorant of female psychology.

Emphasizing self and equality too much is actually a kind of inferiority complex inadvertently, and it is really unbearable twists and turns to bring people in love together with an unfortunate fate to bring each other closer to perfect love.

Although the grievances in the past always need some separate space to settle the love between each other, it is not impossible that the love can be tested and can withstand. But readers are this too sensitive woman’s memoirs always have excessive thoughts and burdens. Okay, maybe this is my obsession.

Jane Eyre’s Book Review and Analysis

Talking about some of the other factors in Jane Eyre’s world-famous works, I have to say that things like this are really not suitable for the majority of Chinese people, but in the most fundamental sense, it is completely culturally inappropriate.

Moreover, the reason why world-famous books are unique and outstanding is that they have roots in historical and cultural backgrounds. However, if you leave those alone, reading classics is no different from reading popular ones.

People who don’t know the culture of those periods read classics, even if you are 40 years old, you still won’t make much progress. Some [elderly people] like to ridicule something [a book that is such an esoteric masterpiece that cannot be read by children], and then these old people believe that when they grow up to a certain age they can read it, they read it, and then they say that good books and books are super It’s really a touching book.

As a result, Barabara pulled a bunch of thoughts that I could pull out when I was 10 years old. What is the progress? Reading it or not really has nothing to do with age, what matters is experience. Even if you are 40 years old, you still have no education and you can read woolen yarn.

Therefore, the 30 years of some people who [children can’t read, they can understand it when they grow up] can be regarded as a complete feeding of the dog in the past 30 years.

In the recent literature class, for the analysis of “Jane Eyre”, none of them talked about [unswerving love], [stubborn character], [insisting on justice xx] these superficial character analyses.

The analysis of the passages I received in China is weak, such as a line that expresses the character of the character. This kind of thing is subjective and mentally retarded. But in fact, in addition to the obvious story content of the novel itself, there are many more interesting things.

I have seen many people’s comments saying that they were moved by this story. An ordinary girl was abused since she was a child. She grew up and met a wealthy man with a weird appearance and temperament. The two fell in love with each other, but they were killed in the middle. After leaving the mad wife hidden by the rich, the hostess left “angrily”.

Later, I met a distant cousin and accidentally obtained a huge inheritance to become a rich man. Suddenly one day she went back and forth to her lover’s manor, only to find that the building was empty.

The house had been burned by the mad wife, who fell to her death. The heroine’s love is blind and lame, unable to take care of himself. Then the heroine and the heroine lived a happy life together.

Everyone is generally admiring the noble virtues of the heroine, and how immortal this unswerving love is. This is correct. But this is only a part of “Jane Eyre”. Just such a storyline.

To be honest, many novels on the market now have more intricate plots than this, but why can’t it surpass “Jane Eyre”? (Don’t say that the older the book, the more valuable it is like wine…) I think that if the reader is only captured by this superficial plot, it is no different from reading popular novels on the market.

I also took a class about Jane Eyre in domestic literature classes. At that time, I remember what the teacher explained was that Jane Eyre is a perfect fusion of literature and popular fiction, with a unique story setting, and is no longer a love story between beautiful men, beauties, and nobles. To be right, Jane Eyre is a popular novel on the surface and is very popular among ordinary housewives.

The characters are all men and women, and happy endings or something. However, the setting of “Jane Eyre” is a love story between ordinary middle-class Jane Eyre and the declining rich man Mr. Rochester, who is not good-looking and has a bad personality. This is very unique in the popular novels at the time, and it is also very eye-catching.

But this is not just a popular novel. Next, I want to analyze why. Perhaps these things are also missing in contemporary popular fiction, I mean maybe. But I think there is a big difference between literature and popular novels. Many good literary works have declined due to a lack of commercial sense, which is a pity. But Jane Eyre did a good job at the time, combining the two very well.

However, I also have a feeling that if Jane Eyre is published today, it may well fall into the sea. The path of contemporary novels is actually more difficult to move forward.

In short, at the time, Jane Eyre’s book was not only favored by ordinary people, but people with good education also appreciated or disputed this book.

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