Wow, I’m really into Jane Eyre aren’t I? For this part, these are some parts uttered by the characters, which I find interesting or deep and meaningful.
Just a background:
Helen Burns- a student at Lowood School. About 4 years older than Jane. She is a simple girl who often forgets to get things done, thus inflict punishment from a severe teacher. Although she may be ordinary she had a deeper view on things, which at that time, Jane couldn’t seem to understand. They became friends for a brief time. Why only for a brief time? You have to find that out yourself. :P
Mr. Rochester –a middle aged man, who has a sort of temperamental character. The owner of the place in which Jane was accepted to be a governess.
Ok quotes, here we go!
“Yet it would be your duty to bear it, if you could not avoid it. It is weak and silly to say that you cannot bear what it is your fate required to you to bear.” - Helen Burns (to Jane)
“Life appears to me too short to be spent nursing animosity and registering wrongs” -Helen Burns
“If people were always kind and obedient to those who are cruel and unjust, the wicked people would have it all their own way...” -Jane Eyre (to Helen)
“God waits only the separation of spirit from flesh, to crown us with a full reward. Why then should we ever sink of distress, when life is so soon over, and death is so certain an entrance to happiness - to glory." - Helen Burns (to Jane)
“Now I remembered the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears and sensations and excitements awaited those who has courage to go fourth its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils.” - Jane Eyre (to herself)
“It seems to me, that if you tried hard, you would in time find it possible to become what you yourself would approve; and that if from this day you began with resolution to correct your thoughts and actions, you would in a few years have laid up a new and stainless store of recollections, to which you might revert with pleasure.” - Jane Eyre (to Mr. Rochester)