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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Nov 13, 11

Read in January, 2009

Jane Eyre was one of my favorite books I had to read for high school. At first, I liked it because it reminded me of Harry Potter (an orphan is mistreated by their aunt and cousin and is sent to a boarding school). However, I fell in love with it when I discovered Jane’s character, as well as the history behind the book. Originally, Charlotte Bronte had to send the manuscript under a man’s name to get it published, because women were not supposed to write. I feel that that emotion and passion spread to the Jane’s character. She starts off doing what is expected of her, but decides to do what she wants (leave Thornfield) versus what she is expected to do (stay with Mr. Rochester). I have learned that in my writing it is always important to have a strong woman character, as well as a character who does what is right, not what is expected of them.

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