Compare the epilogue of Brontë’s Jane Eyre with the final chapter and epilogue of Maya Rodale’s Some Like It Scandalous, discussing the similarities and differences in the characterization of the hero and heroine, the implications of the “Happy Ending” for the heroine, the texts’ relationship with feminism, or any other relevant topic.
The epilogue of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and the final chapter and epilogue of Maya Rodale's Some Like it Scandalous both represent a skip forward in time to represent a happily-ever-after as the earned conclusion of a difficult relationship. However, the two books are different in time and setting.
Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, published in 1847, is considered a classic of romance fiction. In its focus on the emotional development of the main character, her struggles, and the satisfying conclusion of her love story with the brooding Edward Rochester, Jane Eyre's tale is a clear ancestor of today's popular romance fiction. Maya Rodale's Some Like it Scandalous , though published more than 170 years later, maintains the tight focus on main characters' emotion and ambition, as well as the growth and satisfying resolution of the love story arc. While Brontë's...
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