Jane Eyre is a dependant. An orphan, with not a shilling to her name, raised by the cruel Mrs Reed of Gateshead. Sent to the school of Lowood at a young age, she emerges into the world trained to be a governess. Trained to be neat, tidy, polite. Just not trained to fall in love with her employer – and to be loved back.
Their wedding is small and happy – but doesn’t succeed.
Now Jane must run away, away from her love, her home, her job. She must run to, beg to, people in an alien town, away from everything she knows. And all the while she yearns for family.
I found this to be, regardless of its genre of book, a creatively plotted story. The characters, though plenty, were moderately developed, the plight of Jane not impossible. The horrific truth about Jane’s master is shocking, and adds a story twist to the book that strongly entices you to read more. This tale is my most favoured classic, and very nearly entered my list of favourite book. The language and description, increasing the quality of the story, was of a very high standard. However, I found the build up to the climax rather long. Perhaps less time could be spent on Jane’s time at Gateshead.
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!