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,

~Dorothy

6 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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!

    My FF

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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!

    My FF: http://alittlesunshy.blogspot.com/2011/05/follow-friday-1.html

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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!

    Aimee
    http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com/

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  6. Happy Follow Friday! I am a follower! Hope you will stop by http://EmmaMichaels.Blogspot.com

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels

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Your comments always make me smile. <3