Primarily yes. The book starts at Ferndean, where the Rochesters have lived their Happily Ever Afters for the past decade. Then Mr. Rochester decides to rebuild Thornfield Hall, so they can move there instead. Immediately, Jane turns into Mrs. Yes, Bertha was a downside, but as Thornfield was the place where she finally felt like she was home and had friends, it never was a place that she would have dreaded returning to. Remember the bit in the original about sneaking up on a sleeping lover only to find out they were dead?
Screw you, Bailey! Jane and Edward have a son, Jonathan, and he stays with some friends around there, because they have a tutor, and Jane is pregnant. And despite her being overbearingly anxious about moving back to Thornfield, they do. Meanwhile, a mysterious French lady arrives in Britain, and she takes up residence in Hay, the village nearest to Thornfield. I seriously doubt any arrangement of the sort would have been made, and I even doubt the very possibility of something like that would have been lawful back in the day, when women immediately forfeited their money upon marriage.
Bailey makes Hay out to be full of suspicious paupers who have very little sympathy for the Rochester family.
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One of the things that angsty Mrs. Angst goes into a right hissy fit about is the fact that Mr. Fairfax is old and retired and all that. I never got the impression that Jane was ever actually scared of her. This week I was working on a little something for Aunt Julia's birthday. I gave her a card I had made; I wasn't able to give her the present before her death.
Oh, it was dreadful. I didn't sleep well that night, what with the death of Aunt Julia and all. So about 3 am I began to smell smoke and saw flames breaking through the wall of our room. I woke my husband immediately and we ran outside. Once we gathered our wits and breath, we went to the door of Aunt Beatrice and Uncle Simon's room and shouted and knocked to alert them.
Oh, that was scary, getting up close to the burning building. However, I never had a friend like Helen again. Miss Miller and Miss Temple were pleased with me because I was a good student who pleased my teacher by reaching the head of my class.
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I also considered Miss Temple , who had become the superintendent at the seminary, a friend because she was my counsellor and guide while I was at Lowood. I owe the best part of my acquirements to her. She encouraged me in my studies, and her friendship and company had been my greatest comfort. She was the closest I have ever had to a mother figure, so I will never forget her either.
I became a teacher thanks to her encouragement and direction. I was devastated when she left to marry and move to a distant country. It was then I advertised for the position of governess. I got on very well with all the servants at Thornfield Hall. Adele was my boisterous pupil, although she did not excel in her studies, she tried hard. She was always kind and respectful to me. When I married Edward I took her out of her strict boarding school, where Edward had sent her when I left. She stayed at home, for a time, until I found her a more indulgent school.
We have become good friends over the years. Adele is a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled. Rochester professed to be my friend , before he declared his love. I saved his life from a fire in his room one night, and he also called me when his friend, Mr. Mason was attacked in the attic. Although he was my master, we were friends of a sort, at first, until we fell in love. Then friendship became something more powerful and absorbing. When I left Eyre Hall, after discovering Mr. Rochester was already married, I had absolutely no friends, no family, and not a single shilling to my name.
I was fortunate to find the Rivers in Morton. Diana, Mary, and St. John, were kind to me, before they knew I was their cousin. I was starving, cold, sick, and penniless, when I arrived on their doorstep in search of charity. They took me into their home, nursed me, fed me, and found me a job as a teacher and a small house to live in. I thank God he helped me find them when I was close to death. I have not felt the need for friends since I married Edward, because he is everything to me. He is my husband, my companion, my lover, and my friend. Some readers of The Eyre Hall Trilogy have considered that my Jane Eyre is too beautiful, arguing that Charlotte Bronte drew an ugly, or at least plain young girl.
Jane Eyre had quite a few antagonists in her autobiography, some of which were also her direct enemies, and therefore described her negatively.
While Jane was at Lowood Institution, Mr. In fact we know there were plenty of liars in Jane Eyre, who seemed to revel in demeaning her, leading to her obvious lack of self-esteem throughout most of Jane Eyre. When she arrived at Thornfield Hall, Mr. Here plain clearly means that their clothes and hairstyle is simple and poor. The girls at Lowood were ugly because they were plainly dressed. I rose; I dressed myself with care: obliged to be plain— for I had no article of attire that was not made with extreme simplicity. Jane was indeed poor and plain because she had no money and very little self-confidence or knowledge of the world.
When Mr. It suggests reddish tinges to her hair, small, and sweet.
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He is echoing her words, meaning he loves her just as she is. He loves her the way she sees herself, not only as he sees her. In fact, once Rochester has proposed, her self-worth has changed drastically. Jane calls herself beautiful. The following morning she says,. While arranging my hair, I looked at my face in the glass, and felt it was no longer plain: there was hope in its aspect and life in its colour; and my eyes seemed as if they had beheld the fount of fruition, and borrowed beams from the lustrous ripple.
Is this my pale, little elf?
Is this my mustard-seed? This little sunny-faced girl with the dimpled cheek and rosy lips; the satin-smooth hazel hair, and the radiant hazel eyes? Later, when Jane has fled from Thornfield Hall on discovering that Mr. Rochester is married, and that his wife is lodged in the attic above her room, she meets her cousins in Morton. John, she tells Diana,. Jane has once more lost her self-esteem. Not at all. You are much too pretty, as well as too good, to be grilled alive in Calcutta. There is no doubt that Jane was a short and thin young girl, probably due to lack of nourishing food, in an Institution where many girls dies of sickness and malnutrition, but I also have no doubt that she would have grown into the beautiful, healthy, intelligent and confident woman, who appears in my novels.
In The Eyre Hall Trilogy , Jane has grown into a wealthy and self-assured woman, so she has the clothes, jewels, security, and intelligence to be beautiful. I have maintained her physical characteristics, she is short and slim, her eyes are still green, as she says they are in Jane Eyre, and her hair is auburn, as Rochester described it, too. I am in love with a lady who has lively green eyes, pale cream skin, rosy round cheeks, smooth wavy auburn hair and soft coral lips.
We sat drinking brandy after dinner by the fire. It was a restful moment after such an intense conversation. I examined my host.