The ending of Jane Eyre has been criticized on several levels: its supposed lack of realism; the maiming of Mr. Rochester; Jane’s retreat from the work she had previously longed for, among others. Evaluate the ending of the book. For example, what are some reasons why Mr. Rochester “must” meet the fate he does? Does Jane’s sudden discovery of wealth and family make sense on any level? What do you make of the voice she hears? How do you feel about the retreat to Ferndean? Why does Bronte have Jane focus her last words and thoughts upon St. John? What does this mean?
In your Primary Blog Entry, you should respond to the questions above in a single entry. Your Secondary Blog Entry should respond to two of your colleagues' entries that are especially interesting to you.
Part One Expectations (respond to the prompt above): 200-250 words, 2 quotes from the novel, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the assigned "pen name" given to you in class PLEASE FINISH BY THURSDAY NIGHT!
Part Two Expectations (read everyone's first responses, select two that interest you, and respond to their ideas): 100-150 words EACH, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the assigned "pen name" given to you in class. FINISH BY SUNDAY NIGHT!
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