Now I am even more frustrated and disappointed with Jane. What kind of a ninny runs away in the middle of the night with only 20 shillings to her name, with no plan for where to go or what to do? For someone as highly intelligent as Jane, I am surprised at her lack of common sense.
Jane has a tendency to be too prideful. I know she left Thornfield Hall because she could not be legally wed to Mr. Rochester and did not like the alternative of living a lie, but really? She could not take a day to mull it over and formulate a plan? Running away as she did was very childish, immature, and dangerous, frankly. She is a lone, single woman with no connections, no relatives, no friends outside of Thornfield Hall. Shame on you, Jane. That was very foolish!
I am also annoyed with Charlotte Bronte because the story has moved in a boring direction. The most engaging parts of the story are the interactions between Mr. Rochester and Jane and now Mr. Rochester is out of Jane's life.
My plan is to hurl through the next several chapters and get to my happily ever after as quickly as possible! (I will admit, after last night's depressing passages I was very worried about what would happen to Mr. Rochester and Jane's relationship so I googled "does Jane Eyre have a happy ending?" and the response was yes.)