#AtoZChallenge: E

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Theme: My Favorite Stories in Haiku

In the first half of the 1800s the Bronte sisters entered the world, ever to change Victorian literature. Although their works were first published under masculine pen names, or posthumously, the girls were undeterred and sought refuge in their writing. Charlotte perhaps most of all, who continued to put pen to page after the deaths of her dear sisters.

Charlotte Bronte brought us the Victorian / Gothic classic, Jane Eyre. It is, perhaps, one of the most loved romances and the story intertwines mystery, suspense, longing and a historical view of the life of an orphaned woman. The story opens with Jane’s horrible experiences as an orphan who is shuffled from place to place. She eventually comes of age and sets out on her own to be a governess. Upon arriving at her place of employment, Jane meets the master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Secrets and mystery surround the Gothic mansion and the peculiar actions of her employer. As Jane and Rochester’s relationship grows and changes, the mysteries unfurl. For so many reasons, some mentioned above, Jane Eyre is one of my favorite stories, and that is why….

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plain Jane … governess

chilling secrets sequestered

he, she…found solace

I would not hesitate to recommend the most recent film adaptation of the book. Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender play their roles to perfection.

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There’s still time!

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In honor of February, I posted the question: what/who is your favorite fictional couple? You still have time to respond! I’m curious to see who you may choose.

Now, what’s funny about this question is that love stories are not my favorite genre.  I don’t pay to go see Rom/coms…or really even watch them for free on TV. If love blossoms between two characters in the throes of an action packed story, or amidst the stars in a foreign galaxy then I can handle it. Even so, I’m a huge fan of Jane Austen…go figure. Ok, ok, you can throw the sisters Bronte in too, I suppose.

All that said, I do have some favorite couples.  Relationships that I fell for despite my hardened heart. I will be sharing them on Valentine’s Day. I would really like to reference your favorites too!

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