A brave girl
“You think because I'm poor, I'm plain, I have no feelings? I promise you, if god is gifted me with wealth and beauty, I should make it does as hard for you to leave me just as for me to leave you now, but he didn not. If my spirit can address yours, as we both pass the grave stood before him equal. ”This is the sentence that impressed me most.I was deeply moved by this brave girl.
It is known to us,even though living at Gateshead,in such a beautiful house with the Reeds, Jane Eyre`s childhood wasn`t filled with happiness. Jane Eyre`s uncle Reed had taken her to his house when her parents both died.On her uncle`s death bed he had made his wife,anut Reed, promise to look after Jane Eyre like her own children,but she didn`t keeping her promise.People thought Mrs Reed was a good woman,becasure they didn`t know how she hate Jane and are cruel to her.MrS Reed`s attitude made the others change their view to Jane.Her cousins did not love her even bullied and punished her all the time.The servant Bessie is the only person who was kind to her.
Jane has spent most of her childhood in Gateshead,no other than this special experience shaped her personality of brave and strong to challenge her new life.
At Lowood,she was both excited and nervous about the new place she had see and the new people she had meet.Life at Lowood wasn`t good at the beginning.People there must believed in hard work,plain food,simple clothes and no luxury of any kind.So most of them were offish except Miss Temple,the headmistress of Lowood School.
Jane has made a friend here,the first really friend——Helen Burns.The girl was smart and kind-hearted but was hated by her teacher Miss Scatcherd and always be punished because of her “untidy and careless”.Jane was so angry about that,on the contrary,Helen told her:“Life is too short to continue hating anyone for a long time.We all have faults,but the time will come soon when we die,when our wickedness will pass away with our bodies,leaving only the pure flame of the spirit.That`s why I never think of revenge,I never consider life unfair.I live in calm,looking forward to the end. ”
That is true,her life was too short!When Jane felt she was accepted,learned to like school and set to work to learn as much as she could,make as many friends as possible,Helen`s illness was much more serious than Jane first thought,she had got a tuber culosis.One morning Miss Temple found Jane asleep with Helen Burns dead in her arms.Helen have a great effect on Jane,she teached Jane how to learn to love,forgive and do as the Bible tells:“Sometimes you have to put up with some hard things in life even if other people hurt us.”
Jane stayed for eight years in Lowood,for the last two as a teacher.She was busy and happy all that time,however,suddenly she realized she had never known any other world apart from Lowood or Gateshead.She wanted freedom,decided to change her life or at least a new master to serve.So she advertised in a newspaper for a job as a governess and then came to Thornfield. The following story is as what happened in the film Sound of Music.
The governess of no presence moved Mr Rochester with her beautiful,simplehearted and frank soul.The dialogue between Jane and Rochester was interesting. Rochester was clever but a little peculiar,Jane thought she didn`t really understand him and never sure whether he`s serious or joking.So she always speaking carefully and keeping serious to build a wall that she think are there to protect herself.Fortunately,finally she had the courage to take down the wall and express her love to Mr Rochester.She said:“Do you think I can watch another woman become your bride?Do you think I`m a machine,whitout feelings?Do you think,because I`m small and poor and plain,that I have no soul and no heart?Well,you`re wrong!I have as much soul and heart as you.It is my spirit that speaks to your spirit!We are equal in the sight of God!”
I believe when you heard what she said all of you will stand in awe of Jane.When I thought the story would come to an end,a sudden,surprising change were taking place.
On the wedding day,Jane found the secret of Rochester.The wedding cannot continue because Mr Rochester was already married and his wife was still alive!His explanation made Jane forgive him at once in her heart because she knew what he said was true.However,in her heart she also knew it was right for her to leave.
She left Mr Rochester when he was rich and health butcame back even though he was bland and disabled.I think that is true love.