Unfortunately, the teacher who taught my seminar didn't, so that was a bummer... but either way: I loved it because of two dialogues in particular! When Rochester reveals to Jane his true feelings? Honestly, I want to copy-paste it here just so you read how wonderful it is! Think of the two smartest people you know and make them debate science or feelings or humans in general and you are bound to listen to the best conversation possible! Smart people have quick tongues and it is truly by that speed that you can determine someone's character. All you need to know to fall madly in love with both of these characters is 100% revealed in their dialogues. And having tried my luck as a writer with scripts in the beginning I know exactly how hard it is to translate an everyday conversation, not to mention make it believable as well! Charlotte Brontë, you have all of my respect - any writer can learn a great deal from you!
I loved the story. It's corny, but I loved the happy ending. I loved the mystery of it, the sheer honesty, not to mention the setting. I love these kind of period pieces - I mean the adaptation - the book of course is set in real time. And you need to give credit to these women writers! My favorite books are usually by men, but this is one I still take off the shelf every two months or so to read out that dialogue to inspire me. I aspire to write something as magical as this. That is why I practice; that is why I started writing this blog in the first place! Doing silly scripts that no one will ever be interested in was enough for 5 years. It was enough until I didn't know any better, until I didn't realize how much I love writing. And I really do!
See the movie? I think you know the answer to that one already. And quite frankly, shame on you if you haven't seen it yet! You see the trick with adaptations is that in the end you always have to make changes. What is important is that those changes work! Here? They work perfectly! Make sure you check it out!
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Until the next item on my list!