**spoiler alert** I had to fight my way through it to get to the end. the story was ok but there were some parts that were unbelievable, boring or dis**spoiler alert** I had to fight my way through it to get to the end. the story was ok but there were some parts that were unbelievable, boring or disturbing. Jane eyre was very unlikeable to me. She was very independant for a woman of her time and that was refreshing to see. I will say that the characters were pretty realistic since most of them display unlovely characteristics from time to time. Especially Jane. I had a hard time empathizing with her or even really liking her. I honestly can't see why Rochester (who's not exactly likeable either) wants to marry her so badly. She acts like a total wench to him the whole time they're engaged. When their wedding gets ruined she does the honorable thing and leaves but i just couldn't shake the feeling I got that she was thankful for a chance to get away. Then, for someone being so practical and down-to-earth, she does the stupidest thing imagineable and leaves all of her money in a carriage. Duh! And it's quite the coincidence that the kind people that take her in are later to be discovered her relatives.
The thing that creeped me out the most was at the end, when she discovers that Rochester's wife is dead and he is now blind, she seems extremely happy about his blindness. It didn't seem (to me) to be a case of "she loves him so much she's willing to overlook his handicap". It seemed more to me like now that he would have no way of seeing other women and would now be so dependant on her that he would never leave her only then can she truly love him. That really gave me the creeps.