Jane Eyre is among one of my favorite classical reading books of all times, this novel has some facets of the former life of the author Charlotte Brontë, for example, ‘Jane Eyre’s’ character lost both of her parents while she was still a baby, while Charlotte lost her mother at a very young age, and both their fathers were clergymen, ‘Jane Eyre’ went to a school that was identical to Charlotte Brontë’s inappropriate institute—where she lost two of her oldest sisters because the school was an unhealthy place while her character ‘Jane Eyre’ lost her best friend due to typhus, both were teachers and learned French.
Charlotte Brontë’s sisters also wrote beautiful novels in a period of time where it was difficult for women to be accepted as writers, and because of that oppression, the sisters changed their women names to men names. ‘Jane Eyre’ was being published in 1847.
‘Jane Eyre’ was being published in 1847.
Interesting to note that while almost all the novels written during that period of time created attractive heroines—Charlotte Brontë created an unattractive, small and simple character in the person of ‘Jane Eyre’. In this novel Charlotte Brontë has put forward the beauty of inner nature.
The first part of the life of Jane Eyre is very miserable, orphan since a baby, she grows up with a wicked aunt and cousins that didn’t love her, at a very young age, she is sent to a school where she was all the time left hungry or given bad food to eat, some of the teachers were very harsh on her, and Jane lost the only best friend she had due to Typhus.
After having gone through a childhood full of unhappiness and loneliness, when growing up, she went to work as a governess and teacher for a little girl in a mansion where she falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and from this part of the novel, we plunge into the ‘gothic’ side of this novel, where Jane Eyre will be hearing strange noises at night while being subjected to some mysterious happenings going around the mansion.
A series of tragedies occurs where the two lovers separate due to a big lie about the private life of Mr.Rochester.
A beautiful tragic English literature novel that is a must to read, whether you’re young or old, a story that I hope will prevail through time.