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Quote by Charlotte Brontë: “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain...”
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“Do you think me, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless?”
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. You think wrong! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you! Share this quote:. Like Quote. Recommend to friends.
Do you think I am an automaton? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh; — it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal, — as we are!
Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. Bronte, from the preface to Jane Eyre. If our ladies will insist on voting and legislating, where, gentleman, will be our dinners and our elbows? Where our domestic firesides and the holes in our stockings??
I've been thinking a lot about Jane Eyre lately. Jane Eyre was, surprisingly, a book that eluded me through high school and five years of majoring in English. Shortly after college, I stumbled into a message board that was discussing the book, and wondered why I never read it. I got sucked in pretty quickly and obsessed for a while after. I loved the gloominess, the twisted romance, and that Jane was a symbol of a solitary, self-reliant girl and also crazy in love. I loved the mad, creepy wife wreaking havoc in the attic.