Jane Eyre suffered through half of her life in order to find happiness in the end. Her love towards Mr. Rochester was deep and unfathomable, sincere and faithful. Jane Eyre is a great example of a true woman who knows what she wants and never makes a step back from her dream. Eventually, her dream came true.
The quotation “Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and as much heart! 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!” is full of profound misery of unlucky love (Bronte, 2008). Jane’s heart is full of pain as she needs to make a serious step away from her beloved man who cannot even appreciate her effort.
Jane’s intelligence and modesty cannot be described with words. She is an example of a very quiet and shy person who, in fact, is very strong and emotional in the core of her heart.
The famous phrase which Jane tells Mr. Rochester is full of bitter love. She tries to show him how shallow he is. He pays too much attention to people’s appearances and the amount of money in their pockets.
Jane’s words emphasize how often people are led by the wrong values. Most people evaluate others by their looks. However, it only leads to the problems in the relationship between men and women, as their expectations are usually too high and they can’t see the person who they like or love properly. They see what they have imagined. They see what they would like to see according to the picture in front of them. People become too lazy to dig dipper into others’ feelings in order to get to know them better. They care only about what they feel.
In my opinion, this is a growing problem of our society and Jane’s words can be ascribed to many people nowadays.
Jane is a very clever person – she recognizes the fact that people prefer beautiful pictures; and that beauty together with money can play decisive roles in everything, including relationships.
We often lose good opportunities to meet wise and interesting people who can become successful business partners and true friends. We do this only because we look at them and see a plain face, not stylish or expensive enough clothes, wrong height, inappropriate hair color, absence of a car or inability to travel to some exotic islands for a couple of days to have fun.
Jane’s love makes her suffer. Having to leave, she challenges Edward’s feelings with her deep understanding of the situation they have. She knows that he probably does not even like her as a woman, but she wants him to understand that despite her appearance, her heart is big and open, and her soul can compensate for any shortcomings of her look.
The phrase uncovers one more regular occurrence of our world: rich people often accept poor people for being unable to do great things. Besides, rich people often consider the poor to be able to do evil things, such as commit crimes, treat people badly, and be heartless in general, as if their poverty killed everything good inside them.
Jane Eyre’s words appeal greatly to my way of thinking about the importance of the human deeds, and not human looks. In our world, looks can be deceiving. People are bought and sold as if they were things on the market. People have forgotten how to value wise thoughts and generous hearts whose kindness makes people’s lives easier and happier.
To conclude, I would like to say that the more years will pass, the better we will see what matters the most in our lives: looks, money, kindness, or intelligence. If we want to remain humans, we should not forget about humiliating acts of facing good appearances and full bank accounts.