Rating: ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️
***WARNING*** There are spoilers in this review, but hey, it’s a classic right? Although it is very likely that you have read Jane Eyre or at least know the story, this is a warning just in case!!***
Let’s just get this embarrassing girly moment over with right off the bat. **SIGH** I am SWOONING over 19th century men! *ahem* Okay.. Now that THAT is out of my system, on to the review.
I loved this book and its story! I have to say that Mr. Rochester has earned his spot in my heart, even though he is quite dark, mysterious and edgy. Or maybe that’s the reason he’s so dreamy. Some of the things he says… just WOW. *insert more embarrassing swooning here*
Other than having a schoolgirl crush on the dark hero of this novel, I absolutely adored Jane. My heart went out with her during all of her seemingly endless hardships at Gateshead and then at Lowood school. I jumped for joy for her when Mr. Rochester first revealed his feelings, and when she found her cousins. And, of course I was also thrilled when she got her happy ending. I felt like I knew her and was really close with her. The narration was so personal. Definitely one of my favourite heroines! I was so proud of her for always striving for independence and living her life according to her own will, not letting any man dictate who she was going to be. Jane Eyre teaches us that you can overcome your difficult past, decide your own destiny, and that you are stronger than you believe. This is why she has become one of my favourite heroines of all time 😊
This classic novel definitely possesses something else that makes it different from most. I loved the gothic element (an element shared by all the Brontë sisters) and the eerie, ghostly atmosphere was superb. Turns out I love a dark and mysterious classic!
I love this coming of age story that is filled with mystery and terror, and the romance isn’t too hard to read either! JUST CLASSIC AND ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL
To find out more about Charlotte Brontë and her sisters click here –> http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/bronte_sisters.shtml
Want to have a more hands-on learning experience about the Brontë sisters? Visit the Brontë Parsonage Museum website here.
Online version of Jane Eyre? Here it is! –> http://www.literature.org/authors/bronte-charlotte/jane-eyre/