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Do you think a girl as independent and unyielding as Jane Eyre is still lovable and...

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mijuan | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 18, 2010 at 9:37 PM via web

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Do you think a girl as independent and unyielding as Jane Eyre is still lovable and charming in present society?

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nicolefaires | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted May 21, 2010 at 11:37 AM (Answer #1)

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Jane Eyre may be a straight-laced governess set in another century, but she is easy to empathize with.  She had a difficult childhood and yet overcame that to became a moral and intelligent person.  She also lived a very lonely life and yet found love in an unlikely place, a timeless and universal story that is endlessly appealing.

Her humble personality and quiet patience make her endearing.  I found her inspiring in her independence, especially for a character during her time period.  Despite her unyielding personality she reveals herself to be a romantic at heart, a quality that is certainly lovable.

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