BBC One - Jane Eyre - Episode guide
All episodes of Jane Eyre. Episode 4. 4/4 Penniless, Jane leaves Thornfield and wanders the moors close to starvation. Jane Eyre is a television adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's novel of the same name. The story, which has been the subject of numerous television and. Georgie Henley in Jane Eyre () Toby Stephens in Jane Eyre () Christina Cole in Jane Eyre () Francesca .. Release Date: Ruth Wilson stated this mini-series as being her first big break out role since graduating drama school. Amazon Affiliates. Amazon Video Watch Movies & TV Online · Prime Video.
Hinds interpreted Rochester as arrogant, bullying, and chauvinistic Bronteana.
Many Eyreaholics questioned his decision to interpret a major literary character without having read or studied the novel. Jback-5 says Pilot was well-cast. The steamy bedroom scene Susanna White, The four-part miniseries brought a lot of buzz and excitement to Eyreaholics.
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Here was a Masterpiece Theatre production with lush sets and scenery, richly detailed costumes, and a slightly modern flavor to the classic story.
The film then shows Jane hidden in her window seat, engrossed in a book so much that she seems to enter different worlds. This was a memorable and creative way to start off the new adaptation, suggesting to the audience that there may be some surprises and changes along the way.
Directed by Susanna White and starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens, the adaptation featured slightly modernized language. An adaptation can maintain the original dialogue from the novel and still neglect the spirit of the story. There is more to adapting a classic than simply copying every line and scene from the text. Fans and critics seemed to agree that newcomer Wilson was made for the part of Jane, exuding a confident and mysterious presence.
One of the most talked-about scenes was when Rochester tries to convince Jane to stay with him after their aborted wedding. They sit on a bed together; just after Rochester insists that they can live together chastely like brother and sister, they lie back on the bed and begin kissing. Some viewers were shocked by the steamy scene and how it strayed dramatically from the novel. Jane Eyre has a long history on the stage, and init had its Broadway debut as a musical.
The lyrics faithfully maintain a lot of the original text from the novel, and some of the songs give a special voice to the characters. The success of the musical speaks to the power of stage productions and the adaptability of classic works.
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As we know, Rochester is blinded at the end of the novel by the fire at Thornfield. The novel features Bertha Mason as the protagonist and her meeting and marrying Rochester.
It has also been adapted to film. Back in England there's a little baby who you're going to find true love with in fifteen years! The novel is the first of a series featuring protagonist Thursday Next in as a literary detective in a wacky literary alternate world. When the villain Acheron Hades steals the original manuscript of Jane Eyre and kidnaps the title character, the world panics. When someone alters or destroys an original manuscript, every other copy in the world is affected.
Thursday must enter Jane Eyre herself to prevent Hades from committing literary homicide. She points out that Thursday Next is remarkably similar to Jane Eyre, being very independent and opinionated. Supernatural intervention has a similar effect on her as it does on Jane: Ultimately, Thursday is reunited with her crippled lover after years of separation, and they are married.
As times change, so do the concerns of Jane Eyre readers. I often find, for example, that some people are concerned about the age difference between Jane and Rochester. How young can an actress playing Jane look without turning off some viewers?
Attitudes toward such a relationship will always be shifting. One thing that remains steady since is the enduring appeal of the novel itself. IMDb posters also weigh in on why they love the story.
And the love between [Jane] and Rochester was as real as literature can make it be. As you can see from these boards, they are so finely drawn that people draw blood over who should play them, as they do Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet.
Jane and Rochester knew the worst of one another, and persisted, because of the good in what each was, and in spite of what each was not. And in the end, there is redemption. The story has scope, love, despair, mystery, drama, suffering and finally, redemption. That's been a successful formula many are drawn to for centuries. Read more about Jane Eyre Since its publication inCharlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre has inspired numerous adaptations--on the stage, on film, and most recently, in novel retellings and sequels.
Rochester is 37, Jane Eyre is This is even mentioned in the book as a major age gap see chapter 36, "Mr. Rochester was about forty, and this governess not twenty; and you see, when gentlemen of his age fall in love with girls, they are often like as if they were bewitched. Well, he would marry her. The gap between Mr. Rochester and Blanche Ingram who is about 3 years older than Jane is excused- but not unnoted- because of the financial advantages of the match to the "impoverished" Ingram family and the rank of that family.
While for the most part a faithful retelling of the novel, the screenplay does contain minor deviations. These include the reduction of time devoted to the first third Lowood School and the final third St.
John of the novel. The middle of the novel is instead developed and a few scenes from the novel are compressed or moved to different times and places in the narrative. The scenes surrounding Jane's flight from the Rochester estate until her gaining of health are treated as a brief dream sequence, a useful tool that enabled many pages of text to be condensed into a passage of a few minutes' length. Jane also learns from her aunt that she has an uncle.
This uncle requested to take care of Jane when she was still a child. Her aunt misinformed the uncle and told him that Jane died.
Unlike her aunt, Jane is able to forgive Mrs. Away from Thornfield Hall, Jane realizes with more clarity that Thornfield has indeed become a home for her, something she never had before. However, the rumours of an upcoming marriage between Blanche Ingram and Mr.
Rochester immensely disturb her. Is she to leave her beloved Thornfield? As these romantic feelings are shared by Rochester, he proposes to Jane and she accepts with joy. Even her seeing a shadow of a tall woman in her rooms is, according to Rochester, "half dream, half reality. Insanity runs in Bertha's family and as a result she was locked up for the safety of herself and others. Rochester insists that he still loves Jane and offers to live with her "as brother and sister" but Jane leaves Thornfield in the night.
Episode Four[ edit ] Jane is left penniless and without any hope. She succumbs and lies down on the moors to die. She is, however, rescued by the clergyman, St John Rivers, who takes her home and nurses her back to health with the help of his two sisters.
Jane, however, seems to have lost her memories. Jane is told by St John that she has inherited some money from her uncle and that they are also related.