Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Jane Eyre by: Charlotte Bronte
( 303- the End )

    As I continue reading Jane is about to marry Mr. Rochester and there were walking together to the church. While they were walking to the Church together there were two people outside of the church reading the headstones in the churchyard cemetery. When Jane and Mr. Rochester were about to say I do the priest ask if anyone objects please say so or forever hold your peace and one of the strangers objected. Mr. Rochester tries too continue with the wedding but, the stranger goes on and tells the story of how Mr. Rochester is still married to a creole women for fifteen years in Jamaica. They also discover that Mr. Rochester is married to Mr. Mason's sister Bertha. Mr. Rochester tells the truth and tells them yes everything is true. No one knew about his wife because she is mad and he keeps her locked away under the care of Grace Pole. Mr. Rochester takes the group to Thornfield to see Bertha and she tries to strangle him, Jane is mad and copes with her emotions by locking herself in her room and praying to God. After that she fell asleep for a while when she woke up she realized that she wants to leave Thornfield. When she walks out of the room Mr. Rochester is waiting outside the room for her. He asked her for forgiveness and says he never meant to hurt her. Jane forgave him and he asked her another proposal to leave England and live together on the South of France. Jane says no to him because as long Bertha is his wife she cant be noting more to him, he replies by saying he doesn't consider himself married. She thinks to herself and says should I leave the only man who loved me and treated me so kind? , she had a dream and in her dream her mother said to flee temptation so Jane leaves Thornfield that night. she spend the night out because she doesn't have any money and no one would let her sleep in there home except St. John who invites her in and he ask her some questions like what your name and she lied to them and said her name was Jane Elliot.
     She stays in the house till she can stand on her own two feet, Rosamond Oliver provides her with a cottage she can stay in. Jane starts teaching but, she doesn't like her job. As nights go by she starts to have nightmares about Mr. Rochester but does not see him. She discovers that her uncle John Eyre has dies and left her 20,000 pounds. She finally tells the truth to St. John and tells him he real name is Jane Eyre. Suddenly he says to her i am your cousin. Jane gets happy to finally have family. Jane decided to died the inheritance with her cousins so they each will get 5,000 pounds. St. John tries to pressure Jane into marrying him but she cant because she still loves Mr. Rochester.
    Jane goes to look for Mr. Rochester and when he see's him runs into his arms and finds out what has happened and Bertha set the house on fire Mr. Rochester managed to save the lives of his servants and himself but Bertha threw herself from the roof and the fire was all around her. Rochester lost a hand and went blind. In the end the both marry with witnesses around except for the priest. she writes about her peaceful life with him and they love each other tremendously.                                                                                   

"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 this morning" (Bronte 382).                                                            

This last part of the book was so breathe taking finding out that Mr. Rochester was married to another women named Bertha and Jane finds out the day of her wedding then Jane running finally leaving and making a living. She then lives with St. John who at the end she realizes that he was her cousin. Her Uncle died and left her money. Then she was pressured by St. John to marry him but she couldn't lie to herself she was still in love with Mr. Rochester. when she saw him she ran into his arms, and they got married with no one there. It works out better when they got married by themselves she didn't have to become stressed about money and didn't have to worry about more disasters escalating. This was a romantic love story and i recommend it to everyone who loves loves stories.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Forth Roar: JANE EYRE

Jane Eyre: Charlotte Bronte
(169- 303)

      As we look into the more about Jane Eyre she is very helpful and self-determined but, after her escalating romance with Mr. Rochester she becomes more open to others and to herself so she goes to get her fortune read in the library. The gypsy women seemed to really catch Jane's attention because Jane enters in her trace and it seemed like the Gypsy knew a lot about Jane. The Gypsy told her that jane is very close to happiness, she also told Jane that Rochester was not as rich as it may seem. But the funny thing about this gypsy is that her voice starts to deepen and in reality the Gypsy was Mr. Rochester in disguise. Jane gets mad, and well the real Gypsy arrived he looked kind of frightened because he was afraid that this might have a chance to ruin things for the future with Jane before things even erupt.
     That same night Jane was scared because someone had a cry for help, but Mr. Rochester said that it was just a servant who had a nightmare. After that everyone returns to there bed, but Mr. Rochester went to Jane's room and asked her if he can use her help and ask her if she is afraid of blood. He asked her this because Mr. Mason was stabbed in the arm and he asked her to watch over Mr. Mason while he gets help. He asked Mr. Mason and Jane not to talk to each other so all they do is stare at each other. After Mr. Rochester gets help he sends Jane to go get a potion downstairs and then gives it to him. After that Jane and Mr. Rochester have a little chat about what happened. He tells Jane about him marrying Blanche and if she will be his salvation but, before she could answer it he ran of.
     Jane seems to be having a lot of dreams about children she believes that having dreams about children is an Omen. She discover that her cousin John Reed has commiteed suicide, her aunt Mrs. Reed had suffered from a stroke, Eliza and Georgiana become nuns. Jane tries to be friends with Mrs. Reed knowing that she is about to die, that cynical aunt wont let them. At midnight Mrs. Reed ends up dieing in her sleep.
    Jane and Mr. Rochester have finally talked about this new impediment they have come across and Mr. Rochester agrees to marry Blanche, but then jane opens up to him and tells him she has an undying love for Mr. Rochester, and on the stop he surprises her and asked her to marry him. She accepts and then he kisses her. When they star preparing for the wedding things dont go as planed. Mrs. Fairfax does not support the wedding. Jane feels unsettled and scared because she looks at this as a fairy tale and she isnt ready for all this. Mr. Rochester tells her that she can have anything she wants he will dress her jewels. She has the pre wedding jitters and she writes to her uncle John Eyre and asked him to give her some of the inheritance money so that she can put it towards the wedding and feel less uncomfortable.

"All day yesterday I was very busy, and very happy in my ceaseless bustle; for I am not, as you seem to think, troubled by any haunting fears about the new sphere, etc cetera: I think it a glorious thing to have the hope of living with you, because I love you" ( Bronte  239).

As I reading this part of the book I was stunned of how much Mr. Rochester is interested in Jane. He disguised himself in Gypsy clothing to tell her future funny thing this is he is going to be in her future as  a husband. I think he was just going to marry Blanche just to make Jane jealous and finally confess because breaking up with Blanche was not very hard for him to do at all he just continued on with it and immediately started planing for the wedding. Jane feels like he's drowning her in gifts and she feels uncomfortable because of that because she would want to help him out now.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Third Roar: JANE EYRE

Jane Eyre by: Charlotte Bronte
( p. 79-167 )

     As Jane starts out her new life she moves to Thornfield and finds a job working for Mr. Rochester. Mr. Rochester travels a lot and learns the work to Mrs. Fairfax, but Jane is giving the job to tutor his daughter Adele who is an eight year old french girl. Mr. Rochester is a very wealthy man who spoils his daughter, but Jane soon finds out about the anger managment history in the family that is hard to understand. As Jane settles in her new life she finds her new home very comforable and coozy. He student that she tutor is a very smart young girl.
       When Mr. Rochester returns from his trip he invites Jane and Adele for tea and he starts to like her but Jane thinks that he is changeful and abrupt. Rochester was never the favorite of the family he was always an outcast when his father dies he inherited everything to his brother and when his brother dies is when Mr. Rochester inherited everything. One night when Mr. Rochester was in his after dinner mood he tells Jane and Adele to come and see his he gives Adele a gift shes been wanting for a long time and he starts talking to Jane and ask her if she thinks hes handsome she quickly says no and he took he remark and got drunk after that. Then he forces he to stay with him and they shared a sinful momment together. Adele mentions her mother Jane and Mr. Rochester promised to tell Jane about that situation later on. try started a realtionship with eachother and one night asJane was sleeping she smelled something burning and it was in Mr. Rochester Room and she turned out the fire and saved his life. She didnt kno who turned on the fire and it was wasnt Mr. Rochester because he was sleeping. A hard mystery to figure out. She starts developing feeling for Mr. Rochester she knows a lot about him especially his past relationship with Adele mother who he dated but he then found out that she was married. Adele isnt really his daughter but hes raising her to make sure she grows up properly and her mother left her. Jane feels that she wants to be there for him whenever he needed her.

"He then said that she was the daughter of a french opera-dancer, Celine Verens, towards whom he had once cherished what he called a grande passion. This passion Celine had professed to return with even superior ardour. He thought himself her idol; ugly as he was: he believed, as he said, that she preffered his 'taille d'athlete to the elegance of the Apollo Belviere" (Bronte 120).

Personally I loved this section of the book because theres love involved, I strongly feel that they will fall deeply in love because of the fact that they shared past experiences and to him it was love at first sight, even though she didnt feel the same way she is developing feelings for him because she found out more about him and she saved his life. Not to mention they shared a night of sins. I think they;re something they been looking for. Life is becoming so much better for Jane and hopefully she and Mr. Rochester will become a couple. My only concern is how Adele will take it?, Does Adele know that he isn't her father? , and Who made the fire appear in Mr. Rochester's room ?

Second Roar: JANE EYRE

Jane Eyre by: Charlotte Bronte
( p. 41-79 )

Summary :
       As I countinued reading Jane Eyre, Jane starts settling in her new home The Lowood school and we left off finding out that the Lowood is a charity school for girls. Jane had a jaundiced view on the school. Sometimes they didnt allow the girls to take showers, they arent giving enough food, and are coerced to go to church. Nonetheless, she has Helen to keep her company and at least she has a friend because back in the Reed's household she did not have a friend. Jane enjoyed Helen's company especially Helen's meticulous beliefs. For example Helen strongly believed in loving her enemies especially when Ms. Scratcherd castigated Helen for nothing at all.
       After a while Mr. Brocklehurst remebers his aunt telling him that Jane has a tendency of lying which is not true. To pucnish her of that he makes her repeat after him and say in front of the entire school that she is a liar. Everyone was forbidden to talk to her even Helen, but Helen would smile at Jane in the Hallway. Jane wants to give up and breaks out crying but she goes to a teacher Ms. Temple and Jane tells her about her childhood and how she was mistreadted by her Aunt and her children. She realtes to how thats all happening again here at the Lowood school. Ms. Temple believes her so she writed to Mr. Lloyd and tells him to check her story to see if it was true and Jane came out innocent and finally everyone at Lowood knew that Jane was not a liar. Jane felt very happy that her reputation wasnt completely destroyed. Life at Lowood seems to be getting better, during springtime girls at Lowood were being introduced to a diesease called typhus but, Jane did not get exposed to the diesease she spends her time playing with her friend Mary. Helen is sick and is slowly dieing. One night Jane sneeks to see Helen and Helen tells her she is in little pain and that her time is almost up. Jane hugs her the rest of the night and during the night helen dies. This was a sad lost for Jane because Helen always made things better for Jane especially when she arrived to Lowood.
       One of the causes of the girls being exposed to this diesease was that the bad treatment that Mr. Brocklehurst gave the girls were one of the causes of typhus. He ended up getting fired and they sent new people in to run the school. Everyone becaame happy because they were being treated very well. Janes decides she wants to move on with her life and shes going to leave the Lowood school but before that Bessie comes and keeps her up to date with what going on in the Reed's household and Georgiana wants to run away with a man she fell in love with. Most importantly Jane fathers brothe John Eyre came to visit Jane seven years ago but could not come to Lowood to see her.

"While disease had thus become an inhabitant of Lowood, and death its frequent visitor; while there was gloom and fear within its walls; while its rooms and passages steamed with hospital smells, the drug and the pastille striving vainly to overcome the effluvia of mortality, that bright May shone unclouded over the bold hills and beautiful woodland out of doors" (Bronte 65).

    My reaction towards this part of the book is I see a pattern in her life, theres always someone who shows a strong sense of anathema toward Jane, one person who really cares about her and suddently the only person who cares for her dies. For example, Aunt Reed and Mr. Brocklehurst despise and makes Jane;s life miserable. Her Uncle and Helen who tried to make things better for her both ended up passing away and left her living alone in the world. Then a opus turn corrupted the pattern and Ms. Temple and she helped Jane clear her name as being a liar that made people not want to socialize with her. Life is getting better for Jane because her surroundings are finally letting her live her life. Instead of keeping her in a shelter of chaos.