Re: Poll: How many of you have actually read "Jane Eyre"?
Posted by: PrincessP
Date: August 23, 2006 08:14AM
When I was in 3rd grade my older sister was in high school and had a project to do on Jane Eyre. She LOVED the book - but she's a hopeless romantic to begin with. Despite being seven years younger, I was more skilled than she in several areas, one being art, so I was put to work on her school project, making collages of different aspects (one about characters, one about events etc). I became really curious about the book. She turned it into a bedtime story in her own words, it was fun and novel (pardon the pun), getting told it over a week or so. It's really stuck with me over the years.
I finally read the book for myself when I was in college, not part of any class, but just because I felt like I should do so. I liked the book, but was more fond of the memories of my sister's interpretation.
BTW - I loaned Eyre Affair to a friend that had NOT read Jane Eyre, and it took them quite some time before they realized that the ending described in Jasper's book (pre-entering & changing) was not the real ending. That cracked me up. I figured EVERYBODY, even those who had not read the book or seen the movies, must know the ending of Jane Eyre.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. --- Edgar Allan Poe