Jane at Gateshead
Posted by Cheryl on September 22, 1997 at 16:31:43:
In response to more chills, written by Kathy F. on September 22, 1997 at 08:31:12
What a horrible place to grow up! "I was a nobody there" and nobody cared for her, only Bessie in a peripheral way, and then not really until late in her stay there. How poignant is Jane's statement
To this crib I always took my doll; human beings must love something, and in the dearth of worthier objects of affection, I contrived to find a pleasure in loving a faded graven image, shabby as a miniture scarecrow.
I would not now trade Lowood with all its privations, for Gateshead and its daily luxuries.
Lowood gave Jane something and someone to love.
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