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“The intense horror of nightmare came over me: I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed, ‘Let me in – let me in!’ ‘Who are you?’ I asked, struggling, meanwhile, to disengage myself. ‘Catherine Linton,’ it replied, shiveringly (why did I think of LINTON? I had read EARNSHAW twenty times for Linton) – ‘I’m come home: I’d lost my way on the moor!’ As it spoke, I discerned, obscurely, a child’s face looking through the window.”

 

– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 3

 

Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

 

By thinking about my own life,all experienced in the past and being present in the time passing now me by,there has been no difficulties to start writing  this review.It is about an idea, that Emily Bronte lived such a life with similar experience in her environment,by thinking where to run away,and finding pleasure and solace in writing this well-known and loved novel.I don’t know much of her personal life and actually don’t want to learn more of it,before i have done with my story;i prefer to be led by my imagination and pure feelings,without any obstacle and prejudices.

I am lucky enough to meet Emily Bronte on the same path with hints of great desires and a sense of  the nobility,craving to reach much more than ordinary life gives everyone..Being deprived to step into labeled world of the higher spheres where spiritual souls wandering around,in her reality,she had no other choice than to let her inner beauty of mind to swing into deepest paths of her bright mind,and bring hidden knowledge and fantasy to light,by putting herself over all the improprieties of everyone’s mangled thinking and observations.

The most intriguing in the novel is great deal of cruelty in the behaviors of the main characters.I am willing to accept that in everyone’s nature lies a piece of “wild” instinct,which sometimes impels them to destructive and cruel acts,but there were more than we usually meet in such a form.Human nature may be more intriguing,mysterious and heartless,than all the nature in all its shapes of the phenomenons.

Great example of such a mysterious nature we meet in Heathcliff ,who was an orphan and abused in his youngest days,and it ,by itself might be the foundation of his cruelty in elder age,although i am a stronger believer in the original heritage and pure spring of violance.Anyway,all together arose a torrent of powerful negative emotions which draw Catherine Earnshaw and eventually brought to her death.I almost hear whisperings which Heathcliff so passionately heard for years in own isolation and voluntary torture.Cruelty possesses its reverse in the form of self-destruction and martying.and by the same strength he abused the others,he tortured himself,by voluntary giving his spirit to wander across wilderness and expecting to meet and hear from his beloved woman.Catherine was everything for him in his poor life,which was pictured in growing without a family and matches to make his company in the youth.By finding asylum in Catherine’s  soul, looking at her like being a Godlike appearance,all the hopes,being secrets of his soul ,he put into her.And here comes up the greatest feature in his character :he was granted by the power to see the future,and it would have determined his destiny and destructive  tracks of his character.Thereby the damn appeared to be inevitable for him,and drew Catherine in,by throwing malediction on her deadly bed:

Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living; you said I killed you–haunt me, then! The murdered DO haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts HAVE wandered on earth. Be with me always–take any form–drive me mad! only DO not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I CANNOT live without my life! I CANNOT live without my soul!”/Heathcliff

 

– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 16

You loved me—then what right had you to leave me? What right—answer me—for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery and degradation, and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will, did it. I have not broken your heart—you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine. So much the worse for me that I am strong. Do I want to live? What kind of living will it be when you—oh, God! would you like to live with your soul in the grave?’

In some way he was prepared for the coming events,Catherine marriage,and leaving for Thrushcross Grange.Without a power to withhold the destiny,and having insulted by her saying,he left Wuthering Heights,only to come back after few years.

Regardless of Catherine’s fate was defined by Heathcliff’s prevision or not,it was inevitable for her to confront her true feelings,by making a decision to betray him;by doing that,she could not have had different expectations but suffering,pain and longing for loving heart of Heathcliff for the rest of her life.Her excape led to rising a chain of events with bad outcomes and missed lives of the closest people around her..The weakness of the one moment was milestone to losing of the future,just a glimps of the time to bring so many sorrows,miseries and hates.

Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He’s always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being./Catherine

 

– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 9

 

Every time you go against your true nature and feelings,by surrendering yourself to other people’s valuations of social standings ,and betraying personal beliefs,you give yourself away to Devil;it is now his field to play with you by own rules,holding you in hate against yourself and all around you.It is great clash,and the only solution to get out of that is finding strenght and will to win EVIL imposed by the others.It is all the sense of Human exsistence-eternal struggle between Good and Bad,evil and goodness,which springs from people, conceived by their disturbed and in stupidity triggered opinions.

“It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him: and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same; and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.”

 

– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ch. 9

 

The credit of all the misfortunes belongs to weakness of ourselves to confront the temptations coming from our fellows.

If this question has not been remarked the other way than being only the fruit of my imagination,yet i put it in here:In what way to regard Love between Heathcliff  and Catherine?Will it be followed by approving and smiles in our faces,or it will be seen with fear and doom because of wrong decisions and behaviours of both of them .Will we judge the circumstances that they had been surrounded with,the time they lived in,or atrocious breeding and absence of parent’s Love?Will we reject the obviously passion which brings forth the hate?

Great love happens to be DAMN

Every fluid of events carried by the strength of its nature, which is not possible for you to overcome,is usually marked to be devil’s nature,it is always implied to damn! And in great Love all seems to be like demon’s affairs and miracles.

  

Or,will we bow before the two in LOVE who had courage to defy the doom of their love and follow their destiny regardless of how much of evil ,hate and deaths it caused them?To bow before the two who got rare privilege to get themselves involved into furious and cruel freak of the nature,in the whirl of passion and the feeling of being powerless to get out of it/As the flood carries lots of unnecessary loads with itself,the madness of great love is not freed from own burden of the native moods,attributing to the fact of common source of the unique moment of the creation.

Our instincts for freedom and free will pursue us toward complete independence,but Love comes to be closely dependant of nature and tends to bent us forever.

The only way of true understanding and accepting of the love between  Heathcliff and Catherine in this love story is being  personally involved in almost the same killing Love,as experienced by some past souls,with hope that one day the two in the same love, come to approve your own.

“‘I wish I were out of doors! I wish I were a girl again, half savage and hardy and free, and laughing at injuries, not maddening under them! Why am I so changed? Why does my blood rush into a hell of tumult at a few words? I’m sure I should be myself were I once among the heather on those hills.’ /Catherine

CHARACTERS

Heathcliff

Catherine Earnshaw

Edgar Linton

Isabella Linton

Hindley Earnshaw

Frances

Cathy Linton

Hareton Earnshaw

Linton Heathcliff

Ellen Dean

Joseph

Mr Lockwood

RESOURCES

Wuthering Heights is a gothic novel, and the only novel by Emily Brontë. It was first published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, and a posthumous second edition was edited by her sister Charlotte.

The name of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors on which the story centres (as an adjective; wuthering is a Yorkshire word referring to turbulent weather). The narrative tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them.

Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, mainly because of the narrative’s stark depiction of mental and physical cruelty. Though Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is generally considered the best of the Brontë sisters’ works, many subsequent critics of Wuthering Heights argued that its originality and achievement made it superior.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuthering_Heights

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Emily Bronte (1818-1849), English author and one of the famed Bronte sisters wrote Wuthering Heights (1847);

First published under Emily’s pseudonym Ellis Bell, the combination of its structure and elements of passion, mystery and doomed love as well as social commentary have made Wuthering Heights an enduring masterpiece.

Emily Bronte was born on 30 July 1818 at 74 Market Street in Thornton, Bradford, Yorkshire, England. She was the fourth daughter of Maria Branwell (1783-1821), who died of cancer when Emily was just three years old, and Irish clergyman Patrick Bronte (1777-1861). After her youngest sister Anne (1820-1849) was born the Bronte’s moved to the village of Haworth where Patrick had been appointed rector. Emily had four older siblings; Maria (1814-1825), Elizabeth (1815-1825), Charlotte (1816-1855) and Patrick Branwell “Branwell” (1817-1848). Emily’s “Aunt [Elizabeth] Branwell” (1776-1842) had moved in to the Parsonage after her sister Maria’s death to help nursemaids Nancy and Sarah Gars raise the six young children.

 

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JANE AUSTEN”S  most memorable

Review on Jane Austen’s life

From Jane’s letters:”I am almost afraid to tell you how my Irish friend and I behaved. Imagine to yourself everything most profligate and shocking in the way of dancing and sitting down together

Such a combination of reality and romance is inevitable consequence of entire life of every being in earth.Fate and damn,happiness and joy,arm in arm,close and disjointed in miles by the very beginning of all the world.It feels like Damn gave its breathe to life conceived in one Being forever.

“ask yourself for the price of such a life
devoted to genuine principles of true LOVE of oneself and Truth-it is
BEAUTY,and it is to me,the MOST VALUABLE Jane Austen left during her living
.I’ll put it in the first place of  all the achievements in her writing”

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I just like “lost” and women in “troubles” in a way they lead their lives.,being unacceptable from own surrounding,being rejected for leading seemingly different life than usually others live;Regardless of how much is someone’s life derogated,for there are the ones who have observed it being “wrong”,first question to arouse over a habit of doom is:who has the right to judge one man’s life, since at one time there were established some basic  Human rules for everyone;s existence in a form of freedom and  leading life according to personal choice..That is clearly close to a Religion approach of judgment on what is right and wrong about every one’s behavior and deed.

Jane Austen

Jane Austen

It was not by chance a way that i began this review on a LIFE,one Personality, a Writer,on a WOMAN.. to live in the past time and experience all the load of human doom;centuries have gone ,but greatness of HER left timeless tracks.It is about Jane Austen, loved and adored writer,whose real-life appearance made introduction in my writing.

What kind of woman she was?If she wrote wonderful works for her lifetime to overcome all the changes of coming days,what was wrong of having not the same glory at the age when her works had become.

There was happiness for Jane that her father understood and supported her writing and education,which made her great advantage, especially in regards to the time she lived .The most beautiful impressions that we meet by reading her novels, have been tribute to her vive and strong nature which sources lie in being in love with herself.It is again near to religion  aspects of Jesus Christ’s heritage of being in love with ourselves as expression of the comprehensive  principle in cherishing Love to all Fellow-Creatures.

Her personal strength made her to stay true to the trueness of inner being ,rooted in natural law of going after real worths of which Love was the most dominant .She was not allowed to be “mangled” by accepting anything else but genuine LOVE.And when a man came into her life,she gave her heart and mind to him,despite being aware of social circumstances, which is at the end ,separated her from the  final happiness.

his name was Tom Lefroy

from Jane’s letters:”I am almost afraid to tell you how my Irish friend and I behaved. Imagine to yourself everything most profligate and shocking in the way of dancing and sitting down together

Such a combination of reality and romance is inevitable consequence of entire life of every being in earth.Fate and damn,happiness and joy,arm in arm,close and disjointed in miles by the very beginning of all the world.It feels like Damn gave its breathe to life conceived in one Being forever.

We are most admired by Jane’s writing ,that is which attracts us to being  astonished and leads to thinking of how a life looked like,what she suffered,what she loved, what she  dreamed…For a moment please, try to think of her real life,the paths where she walked,the halls that she danced in,imagine her sitting in a living-room writing letters and lovely novels, see her holding  hand of  a man she loved and her eyes as seeking the proof of love, fast beats of the heart on tender look and kiss of her beloved,…think of her hopes to live  together with her lover….How about all that you feel now,are your look and sense changed?It must be that you find yourself rising over her writing to feel much more of what she lost and left behind in her real life,and ask yourself for the price of such a life devoted to genuine principles of true LOVE of oneself and Truth-it is BEAUTY,and it is to me,the MOST VALUABLE Jane Austen left during her living .I’ll put it in the  first place of  all the achievements in her writing.

Every time you  remember me of Jane Austen and ask me for an opinion on Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice,I’ll take out of my memory her real environment in which she lived, to give real Tribute to her as a writer and woman.It was first which gave a birth to beautiful novels and stories she wrote.

RESOURCES i used

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry have earned her a place as one of the most widely read and most beloved writers in English literature. Among scholars and critics, Austen’s realism and biting social commentary have cemented her historical importance as a writer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Austen

Novels
Sense and Sensibility (1811)
Pride and Prejudice (1813)
Mansfield Park (1814)
Emma (1815)
Northanger Abbey (1817) (posthumous)
Persuasion (1817) (posthumous)

http://www.janeausten.org/

Jane Austen is a well known and much-loved English author. Her fans today number in the millions and since the advent of motion pictures, her novels have been turned into film at an almost regular pace. Though just having publish a mere six novels, those few works have become the basis for the true romance story since their appearance on the literary scene in the early 1800’s.

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QUOTES from JANE AUSTEN

Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.”
“Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right, is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?”
“To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.”
“Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.”
“Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.”
“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken.”
“One man’s style must not be the rule of another’s.”
“One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.”
“Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.”
“It will, I believe, be everywhere found, that as the clergy are, or are not what they ought to be, so are the rest of the nation.”
“I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”
“I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.”

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If you asked me how i would like my childhood to have looked like,in which surrounding i would have spent my childish days,i would say…on TARA….

Scarlett

To be SCARLETT is most amazing dream that a little -grown up girl might have..Born as little princess she was molly-coddle and on care by her dearest.Being so beautiful,there must be her beauty reflected ambient where she lived and absorbed outer powerful nature in all its opulence.That was a way they were feeding each other,by exchanging their inner charm,tenderness,power,energy,beauty….a row of common Human and Nature attributes.

Beside a native beautiful look,Scarlett picked up vivid force of the nature,which bore her through all the life and gave an astonished strength in the hardest days,which were waiting for her.

As the Queen on the balls,she has always been surrounded by all young men who pretended to marry her.She was sharing her charm unselfish,giving magic smiles and laugh every one of them….her hilarity was absorbing.Each man could have belonged to her,and every one was longing to conquer her heart.Such a richness and abundance had to lead to some deflections…unfortunately,when we are overwhelmed with richness of blissful attributes,it happens often to turn ourselves into a destructive energy.It was easy possible to happen with Scarlett,and she became a sacrifice of own magnificent and splendid nature being strong expressed in her feelings,which stayed an enigma to the end of the story..LOVE.

Her Love of Ashley,turned him in personal obsession,which could have been a punishment,accepted to be her destiny.Not only she,every person who meet and feel such abundance of own personality,is often faced with choosing such a way to punish oneself…in some way.That was the fate to accompany her for lifetime.What is the easiest way to get out of such a big load but to punish yourself.

Scarlett merited her praise and approved own values during the war,by encountering with enemy when she had evinced astonishing courage and strength to face with bad people,willing to kill and abuse women.Then,she helped her rival Melanie by staying with her in difficult moments,when she gave a birth to a baby,and helping her to find a way back to Tara.

Tara was and stayed her Destiny and personal impress.Scarlett was drawing the whole strength she possessed from Tara and felt intensity and power of the land,she needed its hardness and security.The Supremacy’s creation of the world jointed all necessary elements which nature bears in itself…beauty and power,strength and backbone,hate and love,silence and storms…Scarlett and Tara

No,i didn’t forget Rhett Butler,he played main role in her life….just to point out her punishment in realm of love.It was about great destruction which such a character could held inside of own being.It is unthinkable that beautiful Scarlett was not able to love …she needed love more than others might imagine and was predicted for great love.

I think she was probably aware of an inner load that she might never pay off and of its cost- never reaching real love…but, it was Scarlett with all th strength of will to struggle and believe in Love,and a hope that God’s punishment was not so crucial for her to be bereaved of her essential being in longing for splendid and magic love..

I’ll think about it tomorrow……

Could you imagine that she was created for something ordinarily?Beautiful and glorious Scarlett was deprived of having a life resembling lives of many.She had to pay for own excellence some high prices,by taking from herself and giving more to others.To beat evil is not easy work..even harder way than meeting Devil itself…or himself…

I and you can only imagine how her path of love could have been  continued…regardless she has brought her love back or not,i firmly believe she would stay strong and full of hope for love and future..till the end,if an end exists at all…for Her and Tara

What about a suffering love of Ashley,relationship that she built in own imagination and fed the youngest days of her life.Wasn’t that feeling of her forced by her spite,for Ashley had been all the time aware of differences that stood between him and her?/for him she has a heart of lion/

ASHLEY and SCARLETT

You were too full of living and too real and I was cowardly enough to prefer shadows and dreams.” 

I had sheltered myself from people all my life, I had carefully selected my few friends.  But the war taught me I had created a world of my own with dream people in it.  It taught me what people really are, but it didn’t teach me how to live with them. 

Forgive me, Scarlett, for talking so. I can’t make you understand because you don’t know the meaning of fear.You have the heart of  lion and an utter lack of imagination and I envy you both of those qualities. You’ll never mind facing realities and you’ll never want to escape from them as I do.” 

You told me you loved me better than her that day–oh, you remember that day 

“We were to forget that day at Twelve Oaks.”There was a day of his weakness to confess his love of her…a moment which comes to be an illusion …Melanie was a woman he could understand and regard and she  fitted his quiet and serene nature. 

RHETT and SCARLETT

Rhett has been loved by women..no wonder,he was a real gentlemen who loved and knew a way to seduce them in a charming man’s manner.As much as women admired him,they loved him the same,and wanted to be on a list waiting for his flattering words.Every woman covets to meet such a careful seducer who knows about each secret twinkle of her soul.

Rhett and Scarlet

“It was so obvious that we were meant for each other.  So obvious that I was the only man of your acquaintance who could love you after knowing you as you really are–hard and greedy and unscrupulous, like me.  I loved you and I took the chance.  I thought Ashley would fade out of your mind.  But,” he shrugged, “I tried everything I knew and nothing worked.  And I loved you so,Scarlett.  If you had only let me, I could have loved you as gently and as tenderly as ever a man loved a woman.  But I couldn’t let you know, for I knew you’d think me weak and try to use my love against me.  And always–always there was Ashley.  It drove me crazy. 

“Rhett, don’t say such things!  Oh, what can I say to make you understand?  I’ve told you how sorry I am–” 

My darling, you’re such a child.  You think that by saying,’I’m sorry,’ all the errors and hurts of years past can beremedied, obliterated from the mind, all the poison drawn from old wounds. . . .  Take my handkerchief, Scarlett.  Never, at any crisis of your life, have I known you to have a handkerchief.” 

For a moment

she was on the verge of an outburst of childish wild tears.  She

could have thrown herself on the floor, cursed and screamed and

drummed her heels.  But some remnant of pride, of common sense

stiffened her.  She thought, if I did, he’d only laugh, or just

look at me.  I mustn’t bawl; I mustn’t beg.  I mustn’t do anything

to risk his contempt.  He must respect me even–even if he doesn’t

love me.

She had never understood either of the men she had loved and so she had lost them both.Now,she had a confused knowledge that,had she ever understood Ashley,she would never have loved him;had she ever understood Rhett, she would never have lost him.She wondered forlornly if she had ever really understood anyone in the world.

TARA

As God’s will made it,Earth comes to be the strongest support and source of power we can search for in our existence.There is Heaven which lures us with all the Bible’s and religions stories and rooted beliefs,received from our parents and ancestors.In real life,in the face of difficulties we become naturally turned to land as presently accessible …it feeds us like fruits and vegetables harvested each year in peasant’s struggle with storms,rain and drought.Scarlett loved richness bestowed by Tara,as she loved Tara to be her mother,a cradle where she was born and forever bound with childhood and everything it bears..childish happiness,plays,innocent laughs..parent’s love .. most joyous moments in life.

SCARLETT

“Tara! Home. I’ll go home, and I’ll think of some way to get him back! After all, tomorrow is another day!

I won’t think of it now,” she thought grimly, summoning up her old charm.  “I’ll go crazy if I think about losing him now.  I’ll think of it tomorrow.””I won’t think of it now,” she said again, aloud, trying to push her misery to the back of her mind, trying to find some bulwark against the rising tide of pain.  “I’ll–why, I’ll go home to Tara tomorrow,” and her spirits lifted faintly 

She

thought of Tara and it was as if a gentle cool hand were stealing

over her heart.  She could see the white house gleaming welcome to

her through the reddening autumn leaves, feel the quiet hush of the

country twilight coming down over her like a benediction, feel the

dews falling on the acres of green bushes starred with fleecy

white, see the raw color of the red earth and the dismal dark

beauty of the pines on the rolling hills.

She stood for a moment remembering small things,the avenue of dark

cedars leading to Tara, the banks of cape jessamine bushes, vivid

green against the white walls, the fluttering white curtains.And

Mammy would be there. Suddenly she wanted Mammy desperately,as

she had wanted her when she was a little girl, wanted the broad

bosom on which to lay her head, the gnarled black hand on her hair.

Mammy, the last link with the old days.”

With the spirit of her people who would not know defeat, even when

it stared them in the face, she raised her chin. She could get

Rhett back. She knew she could.There had never been a man she

couldn’t get, once she set her mind upon him.

I’ll think of it all tomorrow, at Tara.  I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back.  After all,tomorrow is another day” 

RESOURCES

Author

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author,who won the Pulitzer Prize  in 1937 for her novel Gone with the Wind. The novel is one of the most popular books of all time, selling more than 30 million copies (see list of best-selling books . An American film adaptation , released in 1939, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Hollywood , and received a record-breaking ten Academy Awards. Its record of eight non-honorary Academy Awards stood until 1958.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind

Mitchell wrote for her own amusement, and with solid support from her husband, kept her novel secret from her friends. She hid the voluminous pages under towels, disguising them as a divan , hid them in her closets, and under her bed.[citation needed  ] She wrote the last chapter first, and skipped around from chapter to chapter. Her husband regularly proofread   the growing manuscript to help in continuity. By 1929, her ankle had healed, most of the book was written, and she lost interest in pursuing her literary efforts. The bulk of the work was written between 1925 and 1930 in an apartment Mitchell called “The Dump”[4]  : the Crescent Apartments  are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are operated as a museum to Mitchell’s memory.

Gone With the Wind was published on June 30, 1936.

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Charlotte Bronte

It is in vain to say human beings

ought to be satisfied with tranquility:

they must have action; and they will make it

if they cannot find it. Millions are condemned to

a stiller doom than mine, and millions are in

silent revolt against their lot….

Women are supposed to be very calm generally:

but women feel just as men feel;

they need exercise for their faculties,

and a field for their efforts,

as much as their brothers do;

they suffer from too rigid a restraint,

too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer;

and it is narrow-minded in their more privilege

fellow-creatures to say that they ought

to confine themselves to making puddings….

knitting stockings….playing on the piano….

It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them

if they seek to do more or learn more than

custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.-Ch. 12

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

As i begin writing of this review ,my first view and impressions go to Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and a typical England workhouse attended by poor and miserable orphans,where uproar and laugh of children play in a sad surrounding, that they even were not fully aware of.Such emotions relate me to the saga of Charlotte Bronte and her work,though she grew up in a family environment, nourished by her father and mother ,which after mother’s death followed by help of the aunt/sister of her mother/.Charlotte was a child of Dickens’ milieu,curious and smart,passionate of life and rich in feelings ,which could have only been seen as associated with  a twirl of madness,strangeness and passion beyond the apprehension of average minds.By bearing the mark of these previsions,Charlotte followed that lane to know the challenging call of love with a married man and experience  the destiny predicted before her birth, which had to gain its expression in her works as well.

Some of that life juice she put into Jane Eyre ,much loved novel by all generations that survived its time and longing to reach timeless.I felt stream of vibrations coming from Jane Eyre and all the features she brought into life ,being so mindful and sensitive,with hidden torrent of strong emotions,being doomed to love in desperate circumstances and opposite to the time of their rising.As a governess with an appointment to Thornfield Manor,she lived her imagined landscape and a fairy tale house with ghosts,dwarfs,wizards and villa’s orb-all of which she dreamed in early childhood, by fantasy of a lovely child arisen in the whirl of mixed passions, where God and Devil battled each other.She was lured by spice of ancient insoluble puzzles traveling during the centuries ,the vortex of which brought her to such a place to meet  love of her life:Edward Rochester.As in each true love they fell in love at first meeting,although following life dictates,it realised much later.He found her in deep dedication to most serene feeling-loyalty, which seemed to him so bewitching since he was squalid and crestfallen at own experienced strikes of life corresponding his age.That blind devotion he saw in her was the key for his love.What about her?Brave to go toward the face of destiny,she still wanted a port to embrace her great love with no waves and suspicious clearness;everything had to be pure and crystal clear,her emotions must meet only unconventional love.

Our desires are the ones,yet circumstances to take us and throw around, make a bit different tide of happenings.Having discovered that  Rochester’s wife suffered from insanity,Jane had fled him, only to come back ,by finding him in complicated condition after losing of eyesight while helping to rescue the life of own wife, that eventually killed in fire.

So, destiny is finally filled-something from reality,some from enhanched imagination ,with expectations and sudden strikes to go along  with everyone’s lives,it came to the end.But, i am sure in one;Charlotte met true love in her real life which abundant feelings of,she transmitted in beautiful narrated story about Jane Eyre.Why am i so sure?Because i know of the taste of love with so strong emotions and passion, and know it never gets lost …never has been in vain,tracks of brilliant filaments follow their path of love all along  to the eternity.

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Short description/source Wikipedia

Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character, a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan. The novel goes through five distinct stages: Jane’s childhood at Gateshead, where she is abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she acquires friends and role models but also suffers privations; her time as the governess of Thornfield Manor, where she falls in love with her Byronic employer, Edward Rochester; her time with the Rivers family at Marsh’s End (or Moor House) and Morton, where her cold clergyman-cousin St John Rivers proposes to her; and her reunion with and marriage to her beloved Rochester at his house of Ferndean. Partly autobiographical, the novel abounds with social criticism and sinister gothic elements.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Eyre

Biography/insert from online-literature/

Growing up in Victorian England, Charlotte and her sisters were inspired by the Romantic authors of the time including Sir Walter Scott, William Wordsworth and Lord George Gordon Byron. As sisters and authors, Charlotte, Emily and Anne gave each other moral support, shared creative ideas and proof-read one another’s work. As the oldest of the Bronte authors, Charlotte approached her writing career as a means to financial independence and to help support her siblings. She was born on 21 April 1816, at 74 Market Street in the village of Thornton near Bradford in Yorkshire County, England

http://www.online-literature.com/brontec/

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 There is an absorbing place in the Bible to keep my attention:

“And God made to sprout various trees ,nice for seeing and good for eating,and the tree of life in the middle of the Eden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”           

Adam and Eve    Paradise lost

Adam and Eve Paradise lost

God kept the knowledge of making difference between good and evil for himself,and his first appeal to Adam was :not to eat from the Tree of knowledge,for in the day you taste it you will die.

The story goes on in granting the presence of a woman to Adam,for God saw that man was alone and needed a partner.He took a rib from Adam while sleeping and made Eve.God did it without permission and asking Adam ;God possesses supreme power ,knowledge of everything and it is his right to make  decisions on behalf of man.We don’t know anything about Adam’s will but the level of awareness- he understood God’s words and obeyed him in not taking fruits from the tree of Cognition.

First key moment:Awareness and Will

Eve was created in absence of awareness and will of her own;from that point of view,it was first advantage man possessed over woman.According to the Bible,a snake challenged Eve to taste from the forbidden tree ,which she did and made first sin.Eve made such decision by her will and some level of awareness that allowed her to perceive what snake told her.That is a point i like,because it shows woman’s strength and resolution in making decision and broking the rules.Eve was punished together with Adam and banished from Eden ,after that both became mortal.

There must be paid high price for every knowledge you long to achieve : often it means losing reverence from the others,conviction on solitude and common misunderstanding .Every move made by an individual to make some progress,becomes punished in many ways.One of the biggest obstacle in every-days efforts to improve ourselves and life in general, comes from stupidity.Why, to ask the question, one who choses to cast some light to knowledge being  achieved, in order to be passed on the higher limits,getting confronted by so much evil and absence of support from others?Does it draw its root from the first Sin and will to know more?

After throwing man out from Eden, everything has been set before Mankind;soon it was followed by first murder:Kain killed his brother.And that is when God expressed his surprise :What did you do?Something unexpected even from God himself?My explanation:There was no control over Man’s behavior;man could do just everything he wanted, there was no strength to stop him.Was God able to deter execution of the first murder ?We are not allowed to know about it anything,except of his surprising question,which could be sign of a disability to master Human destiny anymore.And that is where i recall a role of devil and possible answer have been Devil’s superiority regardless of whether such entity was built in a separate being or in man oneself.The fact of existence of Devil originates from the  Gospel,where we meet Jesus Christ to be tempted by Devil.If we turn to Lucifer who also was renegade for his disobedience,constantly we get to the point that somebody has always been punished from own effort and will to know more and more.I truly feel here a big dilemma and obscurity in my weakness to solve puzzle.

I wish to believe God wants Humans to live in Love and Unity,teaching us to love and respect each other,and live in hope for a prize  earned by servility.But, if God as Supreme being, created this world with abundance of beauties in nature ,how it is that there is no understanding for each achievement Humans make?If man is good ,working to gift new discoveries and further community there is no place for charges and punishment.I want to tell, you can’t be Good and Evil at the same time,if you are GOD!Unless ,Devil has been united in the same person-to be God himself!

From such a view, there is a sense of a try of  Jesus Christ to win  Devil-by struggling against evil which was rooted in Humans.He sacrificed himself,leaving us to think of message:Isn’t his Will to light your path,by teaching you that your Salvation lies on your own,you are that Being with load of good and evil!

You are the most powerful creature in the world,you hold the entire Universe in your hands.You really can everything!

You DREAM

You are perpetual circle of birth and deaths,changes and challenges,building and ravage,you create art,singing songs and painting paints,you are the only to be  able  to DREAM!Your dreams leading to Stars!More Lights in your life,that is the truth you meet in all of the holy manuscripts.

I DARE

By practicing meditation, i felt what it means going from darkness to the light;i accepted the first Eve’s sin and to be brave ,curious, aspiring to knowledge , aware of the law of happiness and being in knowledge;Yes, i want to be close to the God’s Cognition,i AM the one who tasted from the Tree of knowledge to know of good and evil!I DARE to do everything  the TREE of cognition has to offer me!

The Tree of cognition becomes the center of all the happenings:source of Universe, the whole life,our knowledge and aspiration,the roots of which  reach every one of us.That Doom follow you through life  and you must continually be fed by KNOWLEDGE!

From the very beginning of appearance, Adam and Eve got permission to live together ,to know each other and multiply themselves.The sexual diversity was established and given right of choosing a partner who feels your being and feeds from the same fruit –we name it LOVE. The freedom earned by tasting from the Tree of knowledge ,leads to justifying everyone’s resolution  to being with beloved one in aspiration for Love.

In the name of great Love i have written e-book ‘Long Live Witches”that happens to be an expression of a woman’s power.

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