Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Jane Eyre

About the Book

Jane Eyre was written by Charlotte Bronte in 1847 and was originally titled Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. According to Wiki, the novel revolutionized the art of fiction. The author has been called the first historian of the private consciousness. The novel contains a strong sense of morality, social criticism, and ahead of its time. The main protagonist Jane faces exploration of the different classes in society, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.

About the Movie

Starring Mia Wasikowska as Jane Eyre, Judi Dench as Mrs. Fairfax, and Michael Fassbender as Mr. Rochester. The first rendition of the classic novel that I watched contained Orson Welles (Jane Eyre, 1943) and loved it. The 2011 release by Focus Features shows the trials and tribulations of orphaned Jane Eyre, her struggle against her relatives to boarding home, to her freedom within her occupations. I love watching the love bloom between the strong morale Jane and the ridged Mr. Rochester. I love this story and how there is more to Mr. Rochester and he is such a mystery, which only pulls Jane in further.