Ay ay ay, finished Jane Eyre a while ago. Overall I really enjoyed it…it was one of those books that feels a part of your soul, where you laugh, cry, get angry, and at the end you feel you’ve lived a whole ‘nother life. It teaches you about yourself, and I have the sneaking suspicion that reading it over again in a couple years will be an equally rewarding experience. Jane is very endearing, and I loved the style in the beginning where all the kiddies talk as if they’re adults with these deep emotions. Makes your teenage outbreaks seem justified!! 😉 But yeah no really, this is a great book. …and cue favorite quotes!
“I cry because I am miserable.”
“Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.”
“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow-creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
“There was no harassing restraint; no repressing of glee and vivacity with him; for with him I was at perfect ease, because I knew I suited him; all I said or did seemed either to console or revive him. Delightful consciousness! It brought to life and light my whole nature: in his presence I thoroughly lived; and he lived in mine.”