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Posted by greg on October 04, 1997 at 00:06:32:
In response to without weapons, written by AnneM on October 03, 1997 at 08:54:45
I wonder how many modern people could sit in a shaded nook and watch someone flirt with the one they love? and make commentary about it w/o calling names? :-)
i don't think jane could "sit in a shaded nook..." if it weren't for the fact that she'd thoroughly rejected the possibility that she could have anything to do with him. she declares inwardly "that a greater fool than jane eyre had never breathed the breath of life". she had "chalked her own picture faithfully...portrait of a governess, disconnected, poor, and plain". then she draws blanche ingram in her mind - and in an actual ivory miniature! - and compares it to her own "pitiable" likeness(btw, does this sound like it might film well? naaah!). who among us has not performed the same exercise - even daily - in our subconscious if not our conscious? who but charlotte bronte could show us ourselves in such bright light of day?
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