Friday, May 6, 2011

Follow Friday -Call Me Jane

It's time for Follow Friday, a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View.

This week's questions is:

What character in a book would you most like to be?
I recently read Jane Eyre, and it may very well be my favorite book of all time. I had such an admiration for Jane that I really wanted to become like her. One of my favorites parts was when she let out that whole tirade at Mrs. Reed right before she left for school.
I am glad you are no relation of mine. I will never call you aunt as long as I live. I will never come to see you when I am grown up; and if any asks me how I liked you, and how you treated me, I will say the very thought of you makes me sick.
I knew I could have never done that when I was her age (or now, for that matter). I also admired her decision to not marry Mr. Rochester after she found out the truth, which isn't to say that I agreed with it necessarily. I did agree with her justification, though:

Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour, stringent are they; inviolate they shall be...with my veins running fire, and my heart beating faster than I can count its throbs. Preconceived opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot!
I hope one day, when it truly matters, I could have the kind of strong resolve that Jane did.

How about you? Which character do you aspire to be like?

Love and (a book) light,



  1. Jane Eyre is really awe-inspiring. The most unbelievable thing to me is that she was kind to her aunt even after all that transpired. That shows such a deepness of character. Great choice!

  2. Stopping by from Follow Friday. Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, hands down. I like your answer a lot. I just don't think I could deal with the mad woman trying to attack me in the night. LOL Have a great weekend!

  3. Jane Eyre is a great book! I wouldn't expect people to want to be her, but now that you picked I can see why!

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  4. Jane Eyre's been my favourite book since I was 13 (it beat down some Tamora Pierce choices with sticks!). I have always wanted to be Jane and get Rochester - high five for fellow Jane-lovers!

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  5. I love Jane Eyre too. It's been quite awhile since I read it last. Nice choice. I'm a new follower here. Happy Friday!


  6. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by

    Emma Michaels


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