a messenger from "the other world" ...
Posted by greg on October 19, 1997 at 15:21:27:
In response to Some Thoughts On Jane Eyre..., written by Amy2 on October 19, 1997 at 13:58:23
... Charlotte suffered incredible guilt over her adulterous feelings for her Belgian Professor, M. Heger. In fact, Rochester resembles Heger physically. THE END OF THE BOOK: (I hope I'm not spoiling anything!) Rochester's blinding & crippling has been misinterpreted throughout the years: Charlotte was trying to show us that JANE has now become Rochester's true equal, as an independent woman of means & a prop he can rely on. Charlotte was quite religous (not so much as her sister Anne) & she felt he had to be punished for his near-bigamy.
] If anyone has any other questions, I'd be thrilled to answer them. A final aside: I just viewed THE ORIGINAL MSS. of Jane Eyre up at the Bronte Parsonage in Haworth! The page was turned to Rochester's proposal to Jane. WOW! To me, this was like viewing a piece of the True Cross. And right next to it was the original mss. of Mrs. Gaskell's LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE!!! Amy 2
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