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Old School Sundays: Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

This week’s Old School Sunday entry comes my favorite classic lit book of all time, Jane Eyre. I’ve probably read the novel at least five times. Back in college, when I first divulged in this story, I was, in fact, dating an older (and perhaps wiser) man.  Thus, Jane and Mr. Rochester’s relationship resonated with me.

Says Rochester, during one of his many exchanges with Jane:

“You never felt jealously, did you, Miss Eyre? Of course not: I need not ask you; because you never felt love” (161).

An interesting notion.  It’s incredible to know that the same mix of sweet and evil emotions that accompany love have barely changed through the centuries.

Elizabeth Gallagher → in Glass & Windows



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