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Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
This book has forced me to make the unusual statement: When it was romantic, I loved it.
But this is only about ten pages of the whole book. The plot itself is brilliant and Charlotte Brontë certainly has moments that make you convinced that she has a way with words, but there is something missing. There isn’t quite the intensity that a book dealing with such powerful emotions needed. Or, rather, when it was intense, it was pious and that wasn’t what I wanted.
From speaking to many people about Jane Eyre it seems that there are two camps: People who love Jane Eyre, and people who love Wuthering Heights. As much as you should ever base an opinion on just one book, I’m on team Emily.
Team Emily, huh? 🙂 I’m definitely Team Charlotte, but I found Wuthering Heights fascinating and plan to reread it. I love your perspective on why you prefer Emily. 😉
Wuthering Heights is a good book to re-read because you can always find something new in it. I’m up for trying more Charlotte Brontë and I haven’t even started on Anne yet!
You put into words exactly what I found dissatisfying in the book, but could never express properly. I liked Jane Eyre, but I am also Team Emily as well 🙂
Perhaps some literary Team Brontë t shirts are in order?!
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