All throughout reading Jane Eyre, just when I thought I knew where this story was going a plot twist was thrown in to refute all expectations. The end of this story took me by complete surprise. Not only did Jane go back to Thornfield to marry Mr. Rochester but discovered that the house was in… Read more Jane Eyre: The Ending
Reader, I married him. A quiet wedding we had: he and I, the parson and clerk, were alone present. When we got back from church, I went into the kitchen of the manor-house, where Mary was cooking the dinner and John cleaning the knives, and I said— “Mary, I have been married to Mr. Rochester… Read more A “Happy” Ending?
“In the deep shade, at the farther end of the room, a figure ran backwards and forwards. What it was, whether beast or human being, one could not, at first sight tell: it grovelled, seemingly on all fours; it snatched and growled like some wild animal: but it was covered with clothing, and a quantity… Read more Dehumanization in Jane Eyre
“My home, then, when I at last find a home,—is a cottage; a little room with whitewashed walls and a sanded floor, containing four painted chairs and a table, a clock, a cupboard, with two or three plates and dishes, and a set of tea-things in delf. Above, a chamber of the same dimensions as… Read more Something About Jane
Jane’s maltreatment as a child is disturbing. At the beginning of this book, we are told that Jane was raised as an orphan at the hands of her Aunt who treats her rather cruelly and sends her to the “red room” in which her Uncle died in as punishment. Jane’s Aunt also tells her school… Read more Jane’s Traumatic Childhood, Abuse, and the Red Room
In Frankenstein, Elizabeth who is married to the Doctor Frankenstein is killed by the “monster” the doctor created. But is this an act done out of a desire for revenge… or simply an example of the “natural order” of being an unnatural creature? From the moment the doctor created said “monster,” he assumed that it… Read more Is the Murder of Elizabeth Revenge?
Chapters 21-30 changed my view of Jane Eyre, especially how it relates to depictions of disability. Initially, when I began reading this book, it seemed to differ from the other content of this course. As a reader, I had to grasp to find representations of disability, which were eventually found between Jane and Mr. Rochester.… Read more Disability in Jane Eyre
“Even broken in spirit as he is, no one can feel more deeply than he does the beauties of nature. The starry sky, the sea, and every sight afforded by these wonderful regions, seems still to have the power of elevating his soul from the earth” (Shelley, 17). Throughout Frankenstein, there are several instances where… Read more Theme of Nature in Frankenstein & “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” (Project 1)
In recent years, many of my courses have either assigned or showcased “remixed” literature. When I was in High School, we watched a movie that took Romeo & Juliet and changed the setting from Shakespearian Era to Verona Beach. It really helped me understand Shakespeare’s original play at a deeper level. This is because I… Read more Bottles and Babes!
I want to start by saying this is a reflection roughly inspired by a short conversation we had in class as well as mtravers’ post about education history. Jane Eyre enters Thornfield Hall as a governess to Adele, a logical transition from her work teaching at the Lowood School. But the nature of a governess’s… Read more A Uniquely Isolating Situation