i once based a yt fic on jane eyre! the comparison doesn’t speak very well of rochester. is it even possible to speak well of rochester.
cool :> what is yt? haha. I’m not sure. I don’t remember much of him, but what I remember about his wife and saw on tumblr wasn’t good.
#metaphorical violence #metaphorical eye trauma
this is the part I remember the most.
Some time in the afternoon I raised my head, and looking round and seeing the western sun gilding the sign of its decline on the wall, I asked, “What am I to do?”
I was gonna talk about my jane eyre thoughts, but I don’t remember what I wrote in my paper, and my real feelings are me running through a field of metaphors.
though we read the first half one day and the second half the next class period and when we read the second half, everyone was on charlotte’s side.
are there people who blame charlotte temple? well aside from umm the author
some people in my class thought she was naive and were kind of like ‘why would she do X?’ though I guess that’s not really blaming. I am just defensive.
when I read it, I felt like the author lamented that there was no one around to guide her more than she blamed charlotte, but I could be wrong. it’s been a while since I read it and it was a paper-focused read through.
I’m not going to be able to sleep til I write this text post, so the thing about charlotte temple is that the second half of the book is basically how things go down hill for charlotte and the text says that part of it because it’s because she didn’t have a friend to guide her and I guess that is true but part of it is also because of the situation, she is a sheltered, single girl in an 18th century book.
and really I don’t think you can blame charlotte for what happens to her because the first half of the book is about her parents and they are lauded for the exact things that make charlotte vulnerable. she shares her father’s heart that is “tremblingly alive” to other people’s suffering (so she doesn’t tell anyone that rue encouraged her to meet montraville) and her mother’s devotion (so she waits at home for montraville later in the story even though he isn’t treating her well)