History Literature / JaneEyre

22nd Feb '16 10:50:33 PM PaulA
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* [[spoiler: MadwomanInTheAttic: Formerly [[TropeNamer named]] BerthaInTheAttic.]]

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* [[spoiler: MadwomanInTheAttic: Formerly [[TropeNamer named]] BerthaInTheAttic.[[spoiler:Various mysterious events around Thornfield Hall are revealed to be due to the presence of Bertha, Rochester's mad wife, hidden away in the attic.]]
19th Jan '16 2:31:05 PM bombadilla
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** That's really interesting because Jane [[spoiler: marries Rochester]] about two years after her first arrival in Thornfield, and at the end she says she [[spoiler: has been married]] for ten years. Which means that if the primary action of the novel is set in the 1810s, even the narration must be taking place in the 1820s. Kind of a weird choice for a novel written in the 1840s.

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** That's really interesting because Jane [[spoiler: marries Rochester]] about two years after her first arrival in Thornfield, and at the end she says she [[spoiler: has been married]] for ten years. Which means that if the primary action of the novel is set in the 1810s, even the narration must be taking place in the 1820s. Kind of a weird an interesting choice for a novel written in the 1840s.
19th Jan '16 2:26:16 PM bombadilla
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** That's really interesting because Jane [[spoiler: marries Rochester]] about two or three years after her first arrival in Thornfield, and at the end she says she [[spoiler: has been married]] for ten years. Which means that if the primary action of the novel is set in the 1810s, even the narration must be taking place in the 1820s. Kind of a weird choice for a novel written in the 1840s.

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** That's really interesting because Jane [[spoiler: marries Rochester]] about two or three years after her first arrival in Thornfield, and at the end she says she [[spoiler: has been married]] for ten years. Which means that if the primary action of the novel is set in the 1810s, even the narration must be taking place in the 1820s. Kind of a weird choice for a novel written in the 1840s.
19th Jan '16 2:13:10 PM bombadilla
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** That's really interesting because Jane [[spoiler: marries Rochester]] about two or three years after her first arrival in Thornfield, and at the end she says she [[spoiler: has been married]] for ten years. Which means that if the primary action of the novel is set in the 1810s, even the narration must be taking place in the 1820s. Kind of a weird choice for a novel written in the 1840s.
7th Jan '16 9:25:49 AM roxana
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** Jane's detailed descriptions of Rochester suggest that he had the kind of rugged looks that would go over very well today if not in the mid-19th c.
15th Nov '15 11:10:11 AM McJeff
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* FatBastard: John Reed is fed FAR too much by his mother. It's also virtually impossible to find him sympathetic.

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* FatBastard: John Reed is fed FAR too much by his mother. It's also virtually impossible to find him sympathetic. it's specifically mentioned in an early chapter how his lips are so big his mother fears they'll prevent him from finding a wife.
7th Nov '15 12:39:48 PM Philldough
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**The sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Johnathan Edwards comes to mind when Mr. Brocklehurst speaks to Jane Eyre concerning her deciteful ways.
-->I "Deciet is, in fact, a sad fault within child," said Mr. Brocklegurst; "it is akin to falsehood, and all liars will have their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone..."
22nd Sep '15 3:09:45 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Do you think I am an automaton? -- a machine without feelings?]] and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, [[IAmNotPretty plain]], and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! -- I have as much a soul as you, -- and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh -- it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal, -- as we are!"''

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->''"Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? [[DidYouThinkICantFeel Do you think I am an automaton? -- a machine without feelings?]] feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, [[IAmNotPretty plain]], plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! -- I have as much a soul as you, -- and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh -- it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal, -- as we are!"''
4th Sep '15 5:32:09 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[TheNanny "She had style, she had flair, she was there!"]] ]]

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12th Aug '15 7:40:44 AM XFllo
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* WealthyPhilanthropist: Zigzagged with Lowood school for orphaned girls and its sponsors. Part of the building was built by Naomi Blocklehurst, late mother of its current "benefactor", the Rev. Mr. Brocklehurst, a pastor who thinks himself pious and generous, but who has a sick, twisted mind. The pupils all suffer from hunger and cold and lack of other supplies, and later lots of them die of typhus because they're weakened from malnutrition and dampness of the building. After that, the situation was incrediblz improved by some wealthy people and the institution became useful and orphans were indeed helped and educated there.

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* WealthyPhilanthropist: Zigzagged with Lowood school for orphaned girls and its sponsors. Part of the building was built by Naomi Blocklehurst, late mother of its current "benefactor", the Rev. Mr. Brocklehurst, a pastor who thinks himself pious and generous, but who has a sick, twisted mind. The pupils all suffer from hunger and cold and lack of other supplies, and later lots of them die of typhus because they're weakened from malnutrition and dampness of the building. After that, the situation was incrediblz improved by some wealthy people and the institution became useful and orphans were indeed helped and educated there.
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