Based on Charlotte Bronte's classic novel, Mia Wasikowska stars as Jane Eyre in this adaptation of the story of a former orphan who now works as a governess for the wealthy and moody landowner, Mr. Rochester (Michael Fassbender). The isolated and imposing residence and Mr. Rochester's coldness have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, but as Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will learn more of Mr. Rochester and the terrible secret that he is hiding.
The lives of women in Victorian Britain were marked by limited opportunities and strict expectations regarding their behaviour. Poor understanding of mental illness and strong beliefs surrounding religious morality influenced society’s perception of women. This programme looks into the real-life background to and Gothic aspects of Charlotte Brontë’s ‘Jane Eyre’. It provides a valuable accompaniment to senior English students studying this text.
Miss Reegi takes students on a journey to learn more about the author, story and characters of Charlotte Bronte's beloved classic 'Jane Eyre'. Students will gain important insight into the novel and the author from this engaging programme.
This lecture was presented at DLD College, London.
edited by Currer Bell. It’s long been accepted that Charlotte Brontë used a male pseudonym in order to avoid misogynist bias against her novel. As Pfordresher, a professor of English at Georgetown University, shows, her identity was only one of many things Brontë wanted to hide. In this close reading of both Jane’s and her creator’s experiences, Pfordresher finds striking parallels that illuminate Brontë’s inspirations and motivations; he shows us new ways to understand the novel and adds to what we know of Charlotte’s relationships with her father and brother, her experiences as a governess, and her passion for a married man.
We are one of the oldest literary societies in the world, founded in 1893 and today we have a thriving worldwide membership. The Brontë Society is a charity and while it receives public funding from Arts Council England, it relies heavily on admissions and the generosity of members for its income. It is responsible for running the famous Brontë Parsonage Museum in the picturesque village of Haworth in West Yorkshire, once the home of the Brontë family and also for promoting the Brontës' literary legacy within contemporary society.