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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Feb 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: charlotte-bronte, 2011, owned
Recommended to Kwesi 章英狮 by: The Filipino Group - 4th Face-to-Face Discussion
Read in August, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

When a group of people posted on their wall in Facebook about the new adaptation of the book starring Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre, I can't stop looking for a copy of the book so that I can read it in advance. Unfortunately, the company or the producer did not release it worldwide and I don't have a choice but to force someone to grab me a copy. Too bad, I got a free movie (pirated) somewhere.

Life is too cruel and dark for Jane Eyre, she is a girl with great opinion, pretty and a typical girl who fall in love to a mysterious man. As an orphan she lived with her uncle, aunt and cousins. But because of the death of her uncle, everything changes into different direction. She fall from the pit of cruelty of her aunt and her cousins unforgiving attitude and manners towards her. She went to Lowood School for girls after seeing vision of her uncle struck by the light.

8 years of studying and teaching in Lowood, she become a talented girl with great heart and big brain. In the end, she quit her job and work as a governess in Rochester's place. She taught different things that manage to develop Adele's skills, a child and orphaned in early age and sent to Rochester, and become the most cutest and lovable character in the book. Rochester fall in love until a misery comes undone, again, Jane Eyre escaped from the misery of the truth.

She went far from Rochester's place and found a new home. But it did not last longer when a letter was sent to her to test her love. Can love save her or another misery lies into the new chapter of her life? Jane Eyre a dark and vivid story of a girl, very deadly and gore in some point, become interesting to the young readers as it has similarities to the popular genres lately.

This first narrative novel, disturbed me a lot whether this book is a partial memoir or a true fiction. If you read the introduction of the book, the writer manage to add snippets of Charlotte Brontë's life and had parallel to the story. But I'm not sure with the fact that the books have similarities but a young girl with that kind of experience is a little bit awkward for her generation.

Well, she was always opposed to her own generation. Many writers and readers went gaga, when they read her novel and sent her letters that tells about the opposition of the novel and as well as whether the book is written by a female or a male author. If somebody will ask me, if the book is written by a male or female, I'll answer female. Simple, the book practice feminism, tackled her life as a female in her generation and becoming a hypocrite just because of expressing her emotions and so on.

This book is too depressing or maybe I'm not used to Gothic novels and I emphasize why Charlotte Brontë have to make her character sad every chapter or event or making her character miserable again and again. I think she had a full dose of some kind of substance that made her depressed while writing it or she was trying to exaggerate the scenes. Over-all I enjoyed this book while reading, I never felt this kind of emotion to a book before by pitying a character in the end. Not quite a fairy tail with a happy ending.


I love this scene where Jane superbly sick and needed a shelter while raining outside. A typical beggar scene and very outstanding in delivering the lines. This scene will be found in the near end of the story, at last, Jane manage to save her last breath.


Review posted on Old-Fashioned Reader .

Rating: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, 4 Sweets

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Book #228 for 2011
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message 1: by Rollie (new) - added it

Rollie grabe tapos na.


Kwesi 章英狮 Yap and I did like the book. Have you started reading it?


message 3: by Rollie (new) - added it

Rollie I haven't yet and I don't know if I'll still read it. :D


Kwesi 章英狮 Why? Because of me? Haha.


Tiffannie Good review! I personally loved the book, Jane is a true role model :)


Kwesi 章英狮 Thanks Tiffannie and I agree, if I'm only a girl. Haha.


message 7: by Rollie (new) - added it

Rollie Kwesi 章英狮 wrote: "Why? Because of me? Haha."

Haha. Hindi. May mas gusto akong basahin na classic kesa dito. hehe.


Kwesi 章英狮 @Rollie: I see, try Jane Austen's Emma.


message 9: by Lora (new)

Lora You like Jane Austen's Emma? Me too! I read it earlier this year and really loved it.


message 10: by Rollie (new) - added it

Rollie Really? Sure, I'll try it soon. It's been my dream to finish through a classic book! :D


Kwesi 章英狮 @Rollie: I also suggets that you have to start reading children's classics like Little Women, The Secret garden, Peter Pan, etc. or Dumas works.

@Lora: Yap! I'm an instant fan of Jane Austen after reading her Emma, which was my second book. I did not like Pride and Prejudice but I'll try to reread it. Haha.


message 12: by Rollie (new) - added it

Rollie children's classic. Mas gusto ko yung Adult Fiction muna sa classic. :)


Kwesi 章英狮 Uhm, you decide.


Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly "Life is too cruel and dark for Jane Eyre, ..."


Why can't you say the same for Rochester's mad wife whom he kept like a dog? Isn't that a more cruel and dark life?


Wiction Craft The book is not depressing, I find it an outcry for gender equality, that is still lacking this day and age. As for the latest adaptation, I didn't like it. I would really recommend you watch the 2006 mini serie.


message 16: by jesse (last edited Apr 20, 2012 05:15AM) (new) - added it

jesse kwesi, when will you write a new review? (not for jane eyre, obviously), i mean in general. looking forward!


Kwesi 章英狮 Hi Joe, I'm not yet sure but I'll try to write one soon since I'm quite busy with school works and so on.

Hi Bianca dear, hey, let's talk about Jane Eyre later and don't forget to knock in my room. You can like it by clicking the like button in the end of the review. Hehe.


Kwesi 章英狮 Ah okay. I went to North EDSA to meet a friend of mine. Anyway, when are you planning to go there?


Kwesi 章英狮 LOL! No further comment. In the eyes of wrecked child, Jane Eyre is pretty. Kidding.


message 20: by Phoebe (last edited Jan 04, 2013 02:30AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Phoebe Andamo i love this book :)
why did you say she's "becoming a hypocrite by expressing her emotions"?


Kwesi 章英狮 Wow. Question and Answer portion. The answer is: I don't know. Haha. Joke lang. Let's discuss it personally next meetup. Hope you'll put the question down before the meetup.


Phoebe Andamo chill. natanong ko lang kasi parang yan yung di ko gets pagbasa ko ng review mo haha.
eto yung medyo current mo atang review, di ba nga binabasa ko? haha


Kwesi 章英狮 Hindi to current. Nabasa ko 'to a year before the actual discussion. Haha.


Phoebe Andamo k. haha


Kwesi 章英狮 V! Haha.


Nenia *the flagrant liberal* Campbell Great review. This was such an emotional read for me. I read it as an older teen, and thought it was SO DRAMATIC OMG!

That adaptation sounds interesting. :)


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