Jane Eyre — A Beautiful SoulJane Eyre, is a poor but aspiring, small in body but huge insoul, obscure but self-respecting girl.
After we close the coversof the book, after having a long journey of the spirit, Jane Eyre,a marvelous figure, has left us so much to recall and to think:We remember her goodness: for someone who lost arms and blinded ineyes, for someone who despised her for her ordinariness, and evenfor someone who had hurt her deeply in the past.We remember her pursuit of justice.
It’s like a companion with thegoodness. But still, a virtuous person should promote the goodnesson one side and must check the badness on the other side.We remember her self-respect and the clear situation on equality.In her opinion, everyone is the same at the God’s feet. Thoughthere are differences in status、in property and also in appearance,but all the human being are equal in personality.We also remember her striving for life, her toughness and herconfidence…When we think of this girl, what she gave us was not a pretty faceor a transcendent temperament that make us admire deeply, but ahuge charm of her personality.Actually, she wasn’t pretty, and of course, the ordinary appearancedidn’t make others feel good of her, even her own aunt feltdisgusted with it. And some others even thought that she was easyto look down on and to tease, so when Miss Ingram met Jane Eyre,she seemed quite contemptuous, for that she was obviously much moreprettier than ‘the plain and ugly governess’.
But as the littlegoverness had said: ‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure,plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!’This is the idea of equality in Jane Eyre’s mind. God hadn’t givenher beauty and wealth, but instead, God gave her a kind mind and athinking brain. Her idea of equality and self-respect impress us somuch and let us feel the power inside her body.In my mind, though a person’s beauty on the face can make othersonce feel that one is attractive and charming, if his or her mindisn’t the same beautiful as the appearance, such as beauty cannotlast for, when others find that the beauty which had charmed themwas only a falsity, it’s not true, they will like the person nomore. For a long time, only a person’s great virtue, a noble soul,a beautiful heart can be called as AN EVERLASTING BEAUTY, just asKahill Gibran has said, that ‘Beauty is a heart enflamed and a soulenchanted’.
I can feel that how beauty really is, as we are allfleshly men, so we can’t distinguish whether a man is of noblenessor humbleness, but fleshly men, so we can’t distinguish whether aman is of nobleness or humbleness, but as there are greatdifferences in our souls, and from that, we can know that whether aman is noble or ordinary, and even obscure, that is, whether he isbeautiful or not.Her story makes us thinking about life and we learn much from herexperience, at least, that is a fresh new recognition of the realbeauty.