Sunday, October 18, 2009

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is a story about a young girl who was an orphan and lived with her Uncles family. her uncle died, leaving her with her mean aunt and her children. Her aunt never liked her, and lets her children (John, Eliza and Georgiana) are allowed to be completely terrible to Jane without consequences. The trouble starts when, John was being really mean and Jane retaliates. She gets in trouble but he does not. through a series of events Jane is sent to a school for girls. There she makes a friend named Helen. She makes the school interesting, And comforts Jane whenever she is feeling down. Mr. brocklehurst (the main guy at the school) is rich but yet he makes the students stay in cold damp rooms. Soon sickness comes to the school, and even though Jane doesn't get sick, Helen does. She dies in Jane's arms:(. after, a few nice, wealthy people donate money to help make a better school building. Jane completes her school years there and even teaches for a while. She then later becomes a governess of thornfield to teach a young french girl. She then meets a nice man named Mr. Rochester. they spend lots of time together. Then she receives word, from her aunt, that her cousin John committed suicide, and she had a heart attack and asks for Jane. Her aunt doesn't want to make nice, but she gives her a letter from her uncle that her aunt withheld from her, stating that her was gonna leave Jane all his money upon his death. She then returns to thorn field, and tells Mr. rochester that she loves him, and in return he proposes to her. After a month of courting, she has an incident where this girl comes in and rips her wedding veil in half. During their wedding, a man and his lawyer say Mr rochester cannot marry jane because He is already married. He admits it, and tells jane that his wife is a madwoman, and he keeps her in an attic. He wants to move to france but she refuses since they cannot be husband and wife. she then leaves thornfield. She leaves her money behind by accident. she then lives as a poor person barely surviving until she meets the River's. they are two sisters and a brother. Jane becomes friends with the sisters, but the brother(whos name is St. John) is quiet and reserved. They eventually are able to speak easily, and he asks her to help at his place. She accepts. He learns who she really is and that she is rich, and reveals that her uncle is also his uncle. She is so very happy to have a family. she was going to go to india with him, but has to see Mr. rochester first. she finds his house burned down. she asks what happened and someone tells her that Rochesters crazy wife burned the house down and jumped from the roof, killing herself. Rochester saves the servants, but looses and hand and his eyesight. They are reunited, and get married and have a son.