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A Breath of Fresh Eyre

HI!! So here it is – the first review/recommendation! I will be writing on Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It’s quite a wonderful novel in my humble opinion.

Okay, so here’s an overview:

Jane Eyre is both the protagonist and narrator in her life story. Orphaned and cast off from her Aunt Reed’s home at Gateshead after an incident involving her merciless cousins, a ghost, and a red room, Jane is sent to Lowood School to be rid of her faults. At Lowood, Jane is treated harshly by Mr. Brocklehurst – the owner of the establishment. She befriends a girl there, and after completing her education and teaching for a few years, Jane leaves to be a governess at Thornfield Hall. There she meets the austere and direct Rochester as her master. When Jane feels herself falling for her master, the sentiment is returned, but a carefully guarded secret tears them apart, sending them on separate paths.

How was that??

I really loved this after I finished reading it. While I read it, I felt myself losing interest at some points but really just keep reading and it’ll get super juicy. I love Jane’s independence and her need to be herself before committing to anyone long-term, especially since that was a radical idea when Bronte wrote this. Sometimes I just wanted to slap Jane with her own book though because of how she views herself in some aspects but then again considering the time period in which it was written it makes a lot sense. I definitely recommend this to those who like classic Brit lit like Jane Austen and Emily Bronte. Even if you don’t think you like this type of writing it’s a great read that will totally make you laugh in the end. I fell in love, then again, I fall in love with almost everything I read, so take it as you will.

Until next time!

Sophie 🙂

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