Movie Review: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre “Do you think that because I am poor, obscure, plain and little that I am soulless and heartless?”   There has been adaptations, re-workings, re-tellings, sequels, silent films, plays, there has even been a musical ballet and yet the hold Jane Eyre has on the imagination has not been lost.  It is easy to now overlook the impact the novel made when it was released all those years ago but looking back, it revolutionised feminist writing.   To us now, it seems like more of a dramatic love story but to the 19th century reader, Jane was far from commonplace.  A lowly governess with a mind of her own who would eventually marry the master of the house she worked in would have been entirely unheard of.  And yet, Charlotte Bronte crafted the implausible tale, partially from her own experiences, of possibly one of the greatest females who never … There’s more