I love how favorite books give you a new reason to love them during/after every reading. “Jane Eyre” has long been one of my favorites (becoming so after I wrote a paper in high school comparing the bironic heroes of said book and “Wuthering Heights” … even then I was a nerd), and yesterday JE gave me a whole new reason to appreciate it.
Observe the following quote:
“John, no one thwarted, much less punished, though he twisted the necks of pigeons, killed the little pea-chicks, set the dogs at the sheep, stripped the hothouse vines of their fruit, and broke the buds off the choicest plants in the observatory; he called his mother ‘old girl,’ too; sometimes reviled her for her dark skin, similar to his own; bluntly disregarded her wishes; not unfrequently tore and spoiled her silk attire; and he was still ‘her own darling.'”
If you know me or have read my blog at all, you know why I appreciate this quote so much. Charlotte Bronte must have been a nanny before an author …