“Do you know where the wicked go after death?”
Jane Eyre sure does.
“They go to hell.”
Seriously, I don’t know why I waited this long to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I am only four chapters in, and already I’m in love. I read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte a couple years ago, which I found to be a spectacular novel. Heathcliff…what a diva.
The age ten version of Jane Eyre reminds me a lot of Oliver Twist. Both were abused and put down in their youth, and the one time they decide to fight back they get locked up in a room. At least Jane appears to be more strong-willed than Oliver, because he can be a little whiny at times.
I’ll be honest, I did finally pick up the book because the movie looks AMAZING. I love Mia Wasikowska. She was brilliant in “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Kids Are All Right.” I’m also excited to see Simon McBurney as Mr. Brocklehurst. I’ve only seen him playing a protagonist, so flipping that is going to be interesting. This isn’t your Mr. Fox character, Duchess.
The movie came out yesterday, so naturally I’m eager to see it. The plan is to finish the book during my Vegas trip (primarily on the plane) and then go to the movie when I get home. I’m putting the trailer below for those who are interested. There will be a real review of the book once I finish.
Have you read and/or seen Jane Eyre? What are your thoughts?
How do you feel about books that are made into movies?