For pity's sake
Posted by Sherry on October 14, 1997 at 20:15:47:
In response to He is NOT a Good Person!, written by Cassia on October 14, 1997 at 18:48:35
] ] They both deserve to live happily ever after!!
He's still a jerk in my books. I can find no evidence tht he has really changed. Perhaps reader tend to love him because Jane, who we are so fond of loves him. I do not find this enough reason to change my opinion.
He makes the supreme sacrifice (that of risk to his own life)
to save a woman who has been the bane of his existence since first they met. I would say that you have maybe missed his essence. This is a man who longs to be good, to be innocent again, and sees in Jane his way back to some semblance of the youth he once was. Can't you feel a little pity for this man? He is gruff and hard because of his disillusionment with life not because it is his nature to be so in fact it is his nature to be exactly opposite that is what he connects to in Jane. You can not admire Janes soul without admiring Rochesters because they are reflected in each other.
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