This month the group discussed Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester. However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.
The group found the storyline very interesting.
Jane is a very strong character who has stong morals and sticks with them from childhood through all circumstances.
The role of passion is depicted as causing heartache and being transitory, especiall in Burtha Mason.
All the group members enjoyed reading the book and agree that it is a timeless classic.
We discussed the class system + its contraints, along with feminism.