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Jane Eyre: A Revolutionary Heroine Tell a Friend about this Course

"Reader, I married him,” declares Charlotte Bronte’s heroine triumphantly in the last chapter of Jane Eyre. However, though the novel ends conventionally with marriage, this story is no ordinary fairytale where the beautiful princess finds her handsome prince. Bronte skillfully subverts the conventional Cinderella story and transforms it into a feminist critique of a repressive patriarchal society. We will engage in a lively discussion of the obstacles and temptations that threaten this revolutionary heroine’s pilgrimage towards an almost impossible goal for any woman in 1840’s England: a marriage of equality. (Note: we will read about 80 pages a week).   

Code:LH41051
Dates:April 27 - May 25, 2017    Check for other dates
Meets:10:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Location:Creutzburg Center
Instructor:Olive Ledlie
$74.00Course Fee

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Notes:Please bring the Penguin Classic edition of "Jane Eyre". It is available on Amazon for $8.24 and many used "good" copies are listed there also for $2. Copies may also be available through your local library.

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