Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Jane Eyre (Quotes)

Over the course of reading what is the incredible and delicious story of Jane Eyre, I discovered that I absolutely LOVE the way Mr. Rochester puts his feelings into words.  It is like poetry infused into prose, and it is beautiful.

This is my favorite passage from the whole book:
"Because," he said, "I sometimes have a queer feeling with regard to you, especially when you are near me, as now; it is as if I had a string somewhere under my left ribs, tightly and inextricably knotted to a similar string situated in the corresponding quarter of your little frame.  And if that boisterous channel, and two hundred miles or so of land, come broad between us, I am afraid that cord of communion will be snapped; and then I've a nervous notion I should take to bleeding inwardly.  As for you, you'd forget me."

-  Chapter 23, Page 295

There are others...  But while I don't think it would give anything away, I still don't want to post it because it's in the second to last chapter.

There is also a single sentence that made me cry - but that does contain a major spoiler...

So really, if you haven't yet, you should just read this book.  You will be a very very very happy reader.  :)  But until then, enjoy the quote above...

Happy Reading! :)

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