It captures that otherworldly and isolated environment that Jane inhabits in her lonely life. Streaming content may count against your data usage. Jane Stubbs does not contradict the story of Jane Eyre but provides background and an alternative credible explanation for some of the events. I would like to thank the publisher for sending this, in exchange for an honest review. I resolved, in the depth of my heart, that I would be most moderate … I told her all the story of my sad childhood. I have had the same thoughts…oh to live there but oy.
It was not, however, so saturnine a pride! But because Grace Poole continues to work at Thornfield, Jane concludes that she has not been told the entire story. Bertha violent and wild behaviour generates suspense, as well as propels the plot forward. Oh, this spectre of death! It passed off in a clamorous peal that seemed to wake an echo in every lonely chamber; though it originated but in one, and I could have pointed out the door whence the accents issued. The social expectations of women are giving women pressure and preventing women from expressing their thoughts. And Ruth Wilson and he have such great chemistry. Minor characters are given a voice, a mind and a heart - and a few schemes as well. I also particularly enjoyed the portrayal of a vibrant, intelligent, woman who knows she is caged by the norms of her society and her position in it.
Overall this is a good and engrossing read. It's been a while since I read Jane Eyre, but this book dovetailed nicely with my recollection of the plot and characters, and added the author's own stamp on just what might have happened behind the scenes to bring Bertha Mason to Thornfield, what happened to her there, and how she came to jump from the roof. Etiquette and manners of the era are well researched and highlighted, and it is a pleasure to hear about the lives of people well over 150 years ago. In contrast, the grounds surrounding Thornfield are sublime and healthful to the novel's many troubled characters and serve as a backdrop to many happier scenes. I had to giggle when I read the comment above mine! On closer examination, you detected something in his face that displeased, or rather that failed to please. Kindly, as usual — and, as usual, rather trite… Adèle Varens Cosima Littlewood from the 2006 film The daughter of one of Mr Rochester's love affairs.
Although I didn't like the story, the writing was mostly engaging, however still felt out of context to the original. But back to Thornfield Hall. And there's quite a big twist at the end. Approached with trepidation but with no need. In the face of such adversity, however, she gathers strength and confidence.
Despite Jane's poor family background, she is well-rounded and talented, unlike many women who only know about how to take care of the family. Got up early to finish the last few chapters - which are perhaps the weakest of the whole book - being a little too far fetche Approached with trepidation but with no need. I remember reading Jane Eyre when I was younger and imagining this cold, isolated part of Yorkshire, Thornfield Hall almost becoming an abandoned place. Jane is intelligent, imaginative, and principled. Jane learns that she will be tutoring Adèle, an eight-year-old French girl whose mother was a singer and dancer.
He gives Adèle the present she has been anxiously awaiting, and while Adèle plays, Rochester is uncharacteristically chatty with Jane. It is excusable, for she had a hard life of it: but still it was dangerous; for when Mrs Poole was fast asleep after the gin and water, the mad lady, who was as cunning as a witch, would take the keys out of her pocket, let herself out of her chamber, and go roaming about the house, doing any wild mischief that came into her head. These are both dealt with in a very mature way, in contrast to other books I've read that just pass the mad off as the mad and conventions as law. The colour on the walls is reminiscent of blood. Such an interesting take on the original book by Charlotte Brontë and both well worth the read.
Thornfield Hall magically transported me back not only to the period of 1821 and all the quintessentially Englishness of this Victorian period but back to my school days when I was forced to read that wonderful classic Jane Eyre. Approximately 86 percent of the total is farmland, used mostly for grazing sheep or cattle. Rochester had asked her to tend to his wounds while he went to fetch the surgeon. I climbed the three staircases, raised the trap-door of the attic, and having reached the leads, looked out afar over sequestered field and hill, and along dim sky-line—that then I longed for a power of vision which might overpass that limit; which might reach the busy world, towns, regions full of life I had heard of but never seen—that then I desired more of practical experience than I possessed; more of intercourse with my kind, of acquaintance with variety of character, than was here within my reach. Haddon Hall has on its the following: Haddon Hall is probably the finest example of a fortified medieval manor house in existence. Rochester later regains some of his sight, and the couple have a son. Part of the Manor is also a private working farm.
Although, it seems they need it there. I didn't expect such a different take on it - it suggests a lot was going on that Jane was unaware of, and makes an interesting companion book. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. First, I wished to see whether her appearance accorded with Mrs Fairfax's description; secondly, whether it at all resembled the fancy miniature I had painted of her; and thirdly — it will out! He takes the wedding party back to Thornfield, where they witness the insane Bertha Mason scurrying around on all fours and growling like an animal. While she was imprisoned, Jane hears strange noises, and the tension in this scene increases as her mind becomes more frantic and superstitious. The writing style complements Bronte's, though is probably a little easier on the eye of the contemporary reader.