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#528 We all dream of a time of being Jane Eyre

Previously posted at SL Destinations R Us.

Having read the book Jane Eyre, I must admit it took a little while to get my head around the book. What I loved about the book was the fact that Charlotte Brontë – the author “rejected the convention of the beautiful heroine” and wanted to write about a female that we could understand and relate to throughout the years.

While writing the novel, Charlotte stated: “I will show you a heroine as plain and as small as myself.” Jane Eyre was also one of the first novels to be told from the perspective of a child while they were still a child and how those experiences shaped a person’s adult life.

Jane addressed the constraints her gender dealt with, and actively defied them. “Women are supposed to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts, as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags.”

Because Jane was poor and not bound by social convention, Jane embraced and searched for greater meaning in life – “I would always rather be happy than dignified.” Jane showed that women could be vulnerable. -“Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.” When dealing with depressed thoughts, Jane advised “there is no shame in feeling sad. -“I could not help it: the restlessness was in my nature; it agitated me to pain sometimes.”

Despite her self-respect, she could also express feelings of self-consciousness in regard to her looks -“Listen, then, Jane Eyre,  tomorrow, place the glass before you, and draw in chalk your own picture,  without softening one defect; omit no harsh line, smooth away no displeasing irregularity; write under it, ‘Portrait of a Governess, disconnected, poor, and plain.’”.
The simpliness of Jane Eyre the story, is one that we can understand even in this century. Whilst the English language has changed somewhat, we still face the same challenges to this day growing up as a women.
This piece of writing above was inspired by the gorgeous creation of Fancy Décor from the previous LTD Event,   with the new creation of his book called Jane Eyre. Wearing the beautiful new outfit from E-Clipse and the skin tone from Ys and Ys I bring to your our destination for today: –

Destinations:Shiny Shabby

Top and Pant: – E-Clipse Elisa Top in white, and Elisa Pant – Gessato Black (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Hair: – Mina Hair Esmee  (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Skin: – Ys and Ys Ava Tone 02 Skin Applier (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Neva Glasses Old: – Minimal Neva Glasses (New) @ Shiny Shabby
Book: – Fancy Décor – Book Jane Eyre (New) Instore was at the LTD Event

Pose: – Bauhaus Movement – Soo

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