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Thursday, 22 September Jane Eyre: A personal favourite of mine and numerous others is the TV five-part adaptation of Pride and Prejudice - the TV phenomenon that transformed Colin Firth into a sexual god overnight in the infamous lake scene.
But it wasn't just Colin all wet and broody that did it. The cast was perfection - irritating, plain, beautiful, proper, embarrassing. Each character was just as the book portrayed it and apart from cutting the book a little short and ending the show a touch early, it was incredibly true to the book.
Now imagine if you watched Part 1, 3 and 5 of that.
It's all brilliant, you can't fault it exactly - the scenery, the outfits and of course the acting are all great. It just feels like there's something missing. A lot of emphasis is on certain characters but not a lot on others. Parts have been left out and though everything you're seeing is perfection, there's just not enough TIME to really get into it all.
This, for me, is how this latest in a long line of adaptations of Jane Eyre felt. The story is of a young orphaned girl who is sent off to a school, where she then becomes a teacher. She then moves onto Thornfield house to become Governess to young Adele and, having never even conversed with a man, meets the bitter and abrasive Mr Rochester.
Jane, played by Mia Wasikowska, is a complex character with a hard past that explains her far better than actions can.
Her relationship with Mr Rochester Michael Fassbender is equally complex as they are both surprised by one another, grow to respect each other and then Amelia Clarkson does a brilliant job of showing the 'passionate' Jane as a child, hardened by the loveless care of her Aunt Reid, but still not afraid to use her own voice.
And what is hell? Can you tell me that? A pit full of fire. And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there forever?
What must you do to avoid it? Keep well and and not die, sir. The book, controversially perhaps, was a little too much for me at times. The dialogue is superb - especially the conversations between Jane and Rochester.
I just adore the harshness and honesty of their exchanges and the hidden meanings in their propriety or not in the case of Rochester!
But the book has pages and pages of descriptive text which I found myself unwittingly skimming over. For those unfamiliar with the book I will try not to give too much away. There are three quite distinctive chunks.
Firstly, Jane is sent to Lowood school for girls where she later becomes a teacher. Then she goes to Thornfield to become governess to Adele. Then she meets St John and his sisters. This is all done in chronological order. Directed by relative newcomer to the big screen Cary Fukunaga, the film had a somewhat bizarre mixture of cuts.
The school is trimmed right down, St John gets to be the main focus as the film starts with him finding her and taking her in. That just leaves Jane's time at Thornfield. It's a slightly bizarre but not altogether terrible restructuring of the book, starting with Jane Eyre fleeing a house, getting caught in the rain and stumbling across a little cottage in the middle of nowhere.
St John played by Billy Eliott himself, Jamie Bell takes her in and he and his two sisters look after her.From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Jane Eyre Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.
Reason vs. Emotion in Jane Eyre Posted on September 19, by Megan Pohl At many points in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, readers are made aware of the constant tension between rational thought and emotion that governs Jane’s actions and reactions throughout the novel.
Jane Eyre ( film) They gradually fall for one another. One night, Jane is awoken by a strange noise at her door, only to find that Mr. Rochester's room is on fire, which the two of them manage to extinguish.
He thanks her for saving his life and holds her hand affectionately. The next day, Rochester leaves Thornfield to visit Lady Music by: Dario Marianelli. A summary of Themes in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Jane Eyre and what it means.
Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Reason vs. Emotion in Jane Eyre Posted on September 19, by Megan Pohl At many points in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, readers are made aware of the constant tension between rational thought and emotion that governs Jane’s actions and reactions throughout the novel.
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