Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Book Review
Jane Eyre is a book about love, loss, and figuring life out. The book follows the life of a young girl named Jane. It goes through her experience in life and how she never felt like she belonged anywhere. All showcased from being the ward of Mrs. Reed to a student at Lowood to finding a job at Thornfield, to living with the Rivers, and to settle down with Mr. Rochester. During her story, the reader is in her mind and notices her falling in love and how complete she feels. The theme of heart and home comes into play as Jane feels free to feel each emotion she has she had to become independent to know what she truly wanted out of the world.
Jane begins to feel doomed because she feels as if she can no longer see Mr. Rochester. She often looks back on him during her time with the Rivers thinking to herself, “for him I was no more to see” yet she carries on (331). To her, the continuance seems like she is doing her part in the world even though she sits alone lonely in the room with her cousins. When Jane is nearly convinced to Marry St. John she hears “a known, loved, well-remembered voice” known as Mr. Rochester (385). This compels her to go back to her master.
She returns to the old manor seeing it burnt down and she goes into a frenzy to find Mr. Rochester. When she finds him he is blind and crippled yet she continues saying “I am my husband's life as fully is he is mine” as she only loves him and him alone (413). Often Mr. Rochester would call Jane “the apple of his eye” even though she is not pretty and he cannot see (414). Jane has always only loved Mr. Rochester and they believe they complement each other.
They have a child and have stayed married for 10 years. After feeling alone in a room full of people Jane feels as if she has met her match. Jane had gone through many hardships to get to where she is and feels free to feel the emotions she is harboring. She is no longer sitting alone on the cliff that she perched herself on to protect herself.