Jane Eyre Quotes: The Controversy of Legendary Book

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“Did this man think I was made of stone? Did he not know how I felt? Did he even care how much his words hurt me?”

Those sentences and the other sentences in this book had made the readers ask wether this book is written by a man?

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The first edition of this book published with author Currer Bell, a name that could be regarded as a male name.

Soon after this issue blowed up the publisher admitted that the book wrote by a female called Charlotte Bronte.

The title of the book that we are talking about is Jane Eyre that first published in 1847.

 Why You Should Read This Book?

“My name is Jane Eyre and my story really begins when I was ten years old.”

It is the first sentence that started the story of Jane Eyre.

After years and years of misery she find the light.

Our first impression to this story is just like the other cinderella story.

But it is not.

Coarse, naughty, immoral, and other negative words stamped to this book at that time.

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To undertands those critised we have to move back to Victorian age, 1847 when this book published for the first time.

The time when people, especially female could not speak several issues frankly.

But we can’t back to that era.

Jane Eyre Quotes

Quotes From Jane Eyre

I am no bird, and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.

I will never come to visit you when I am grown up.

I am not an angel,” I asserted; “and I will not be one till I die, I will be myself.

I would always rather be happy than dignified.

Most true is it that ‘beauty is in the eye of the gazer.

I must, then, repeat continually that we are forever sundered – and yet, while I breathe and think, I must love him.

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I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.

I’ll kiss you and welcome; bend your head down.

I loved him very much – more than I could trust myself to say – more than words had power to express.

Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.

Jane Eyre Important Quotes

In the deep shade, at the farther end of the room, a figure ran backwards and forwards.

It is a pity that doing one’s best does not always answer.

I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you.

If you are a Christian, you ought not to consider poverty a crime.

Conventionality is not morality.

You are my sympathy, my better self, my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment.

To live amidst general regard, though it be but the regard of working people, is like ‘sitting in sunshine, calm and sweet’ serene inward feelings bud and bloom under the ray.

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Surely I come quickly!

I must keep in good health and not die.

Flirting is a woman’s trade, one must keep in practice.

Jane Eyre Love Quotes

Beauty is in the eye of the gazer.

Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!

The soul, fortunately, has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.

Your will shall decide your destiny.

Reader, I married him.

I ask you to pass through life at my side—to be my second self, and best earthly companion.

Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.

Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.

I liked my name pronounced by your lips in a grateful, happy accent.

You, Jane, I must have you for my own–entirely my own.

 Jane Eyre’s Trivia

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Nowadays, we can find this book even in the primary school library.

Some teachers ask their pupils to read and review this book, especially for junior and senior high school students.

Jane Eyre is not the first story written by Charlotte Bronte.

Actually it is the second one. The first one, The Proffesor was rejected by the publisher.

Luckily she manage to finished and submitted the second one, Jane Eyre.

The publisher like it and the journey of a such legendary story begin.

After Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte managed to published several books including The Professor.