Hi! How are you? This is the anon who is re-reading Jane Eyre. What do you think about St. John? I just don't really know how I feel about him. And then he tells Jane that her words are unfeminine, what do you think Charlotte Bronte wanted to tell us about Jane trough St. John? Jane's independence, I think, but I would like to read what you think, if it doesn't bother you. Have a lovely day.
I haven’t read Jane Eyre in a long time, but I remember disliking St. John intensely, finding him self-righteous, with a tendency to self-pity and egotism. I do think that telling Jane her words are unfeminine highlights Jane’s independence, the force of her nature, her being untamable—a surprise for such a demure-looking individual; there’s also, in a clumsy way, the idea that Jane (and women?) are equal to men, that her strength destroys the social hierarchy and gap that traditionally separates men and women—a fact that was also symbolised through Rochester’s familiar behaviour to Jane in his house, with her being a servant, yes, but immediately raised to a higher step, spending evenings with him, etc. Jane is in limbo, not really a woman to the men in her life—not a coquette, seldom phased, uninterested in flirtation and love, willing to work, etc—, not really a man—because she is time and time again underestimated, undervalued, yet desired by them—, but also, with her plainness, her hushed passion, and the intimacy of her thoughts laid on the page, she’s all of us, forcing self-identification through the reading experience. There’s a powerful message in that.
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Help I have a candlewasters shaped hole in my heart what webseries(es) should I watch?
It depends on what you’ve seen, I guess! The Autobiography of Jane Eyre is an oldie (in webseries terms, where oldies are from less than a decade ago), and I haven’t seen it in years, but I really enjoyed it at the time. Nothing Like the Sun just finished up, and though I haven’t watched it yet (I was waiting for it all to be out so I could binge it; now I’m just looking for the time) people seem to have enjoyed it, and it and Call Me Katie (its prequel) hit some of the same ensemble notes as TCW’s stuff. Ongoing, there’s Away from It All (which, full disclosure, I was a writer on), The Better Strangers, The Adventures of Serena Berg, and Project Green Gables, which I’ve seen in bits and pieces. Those all vary in terms of how much they show vs. how much they tell, how much they’re ensemble-driven vs. how much they’re focused on a single character, and how comedic they are. AFitA is more dramatic and less comedic; PGG is very Anne-focused and does a lot of recounting of events (though it definitely has out-in-the-world episodes, too). That sort of thing. It really just depends what appeals to you.
Oh! And Middlemarch: The Webseries just started, but I really like what I’ve seen so far.