Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Published October 17, 2012
- Author Charlotte Brontë
After reading and not particularly enjoying David Copperfield, I went straight into another classic in which we follow the main protagonist from childhood into adult life. There’s also a significant case of child neglect going on here, and they get sent away to school, but that’s where the similarities end.
I enjoyed this one so much more than the Charles Dickens work. I had a vague feeling that I’d read it before, nothing that cropped up came as a surprise but it was still very interesting. My only real concern was the heck of a coincidence that was revealed about the family that took her in after she escaped from Thornfield.
Meanwhile, Mr Rochester is a fascinating character, not the traditional kind of hero, unless you count the brooding characteristic. I like the writing style of Charlotte Brontë. It’s engaging and brings you into the character’s mind, with detailed thoughts and worries, but it’s not so over the top that it seems endless.