Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Jane is a modern-day retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. In this case, Jane is a college student that drops out of college when her parents die and she can no longer pay tuition. Instead, she takes a job as a nanny for a notoriously bad rock musician. Although Jane follows the plot of Jane Eyre, it is definitely no Jane Eyre. The book modernizes the relationship between Jane and “Rathburn” (i.e., sex) and, rightly, corrects the inhumane treatment of the Bertha Mason-inspired character. However, the story does not have the elegance, heart, or emotion of the original. Hopefully those that read Jane first will then want to read Jane Eyre and be treated to a real literary experience.

No comments: