“After a youth and manhood passed half in unutterable misery and half in dreary solitude, I have for the first time found what I can truly love—I have found you. You are my sympathy—my better self—my good angel. I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wraps my existence about you, and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
I finished rereading Jane Eyre last night. I reread it after 16 years and I have just fallen more in love with this story. I love love love Jane. She is such an amazing protagonist and female lead, one of the very best heroine in literary history. Lots of people say it is a love story, yes it is but it is soo much more than that. Life, religion, faith, families and most importantly self worth. There are so many amazing quotes and I just love it so so much.
This reread has reinforced my love for classics and I am determined to reread some of my old favourites and read more classics this year!