Friday, March 16, 2012

Book Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics

Be it any society- Every kind of society seems to pre-determine the societal existence and her participation in it.Be it the Renaissance in Europe where books on how women should educate herself to be a good companion to the intellectual Man were written in great numbers.Or the Indian mythology, where a woman was married to the Pandavas and then she was betted in a game, to the opponent, who won. She was everything- A daughter, a sister..a wife..a daughter-in-law.. a participant in customary rituals..a mother and so on. Everything else but a woman. An entity. 

Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte's best crafted work, I believe. Not because it is written at a time when women had no self-identity of their own and were just meant to strengthen their father's or Husband's status in the society. 

Jane's character is somewhat related to Bronte's own life can can thus be called semi-autobiographical. She in the guise of Jane writes about the adversities she faced in her own life. This personal touch further enriches the novel.
The authoress has a poignant style of writing literature, so we cannot just call it a fiction novel.Rather, a piece of literature, and well ahead of its times. A simple read for those who wish to experience the depths of Love, and those who haven't experienced it yet, to make them fall into a love, beyond words. 
Through words.
It is a beautiful journey. A Must Read by one and all. I give it a 4.5 out of 5!