“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
Let me start this by saying that Jane Eyre is a very difficult book to review. First of all,there isn't anything I can say that hasn't been said thousand of times before in more eloquent ways. Second,I always find difficult to describe things that I love this much.
It suffices to say that this one really touched my heart. Beyond being a tale of romance,this book is about a woman. A woman with no particular characteristics to make her stand out in the middle of a crowd,mostly because many of the characters simply looked at the surface of what "Jane" was. But there was so much depth to her thoughts and personality.
This isn’t a book that is carried by the charisma of it’s characters,though. The plot itself is also flawless. Jane’s story is absolutely compelling and there wasn't a single moment when I wasn’t rooting for her. She also showed tact and intelligence,making me trust her judgment. It was such a refreshment to see a main character that actually spent some times logically considering her decisions and relationships with the other characters.
And this brings me to the other men and women of the plot,all of them complex in their own ways. Mr. Rochester was one of my favorites,of course. He is deep man,one that embraced life with pure passion. His relationship with Jane was everything I was hoping it would be. I felt empty when the book ended and I realized I wouldn’t be seeing more of the characters I loved. This is truly what I felt a romance should be like,and I wasn’t disappointed in the least.
St.John is also another character that I loved,flawed as he was. But so was everyone else,which I considered realistic. He stuck with his beliefs beyond everything,and that’s more than what can be said about most.
In sum,and to semi-quote another favorite of mine,"Jane bewitched me,body and soul." I was in love with everything about her,and if I have any complaint is that I wish her story was much longer so we could stay together for more time.