Tuesday, February 28, 2012
My Letter for Letter #1 (As Elizabeth Bennet)
Realizing, of course, that the deadline for responding letters for Letter #1 was a week ago (and that voting is over), but I wasn't eligible for entering anyways (I am hosting the event, after all). So I came up with a responding letter for Jane Eyre's letter. Enjoy!
So, as a reminder, here was the letter from Jane Eyre:
Dear Period Drama Advice Column,
I am the governess at Thornfield Hall, the home of Mr. Rochester. When I first met him, he seemed to be very harsh, eccentric, and unconventional, but I now find myself falling in love with him. He has been the only person who I could talk to as an equal. I had not intended to love him: I tried to fight it. He made me love him without looking at me, but he is to be shortly married to a Miss Ingram, a beautiful but subconscious person. I cannot help but love him. I've said that my pupil, Adele, should go to school and that I should seek a new situation, but I cannot bear to leave Thornfield: I have not been trampled on there; I have not been petrified; I have not been buried with inferior minds, and excluded from every glimpse of communion with what is bright and energetic and high. What shall I do?
And here is Elizabeth Bennet's (Pride and Prejudice) response:
How abominably ill this Mr. Rochester has treated you! You are much more temperate than I would be in your situation. You have every reason in the world to think ill of him. He has been very dishonest -- for dishonesty I must call it. I beg your pardon, but one knows exactly what to think of him. He could not make you happy, and I am convinced that you are the last woman in the world who could make him so. What you saw in him was only the appearance of goodness. You must forget him and promise yourself never to dance with him. But perhaps, if you have very good luck, you may meet with another Mr. Rochester in time.
Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice)
Letter #2 will be up tomorrow! Anyone want to take a guess who will be writing the next letter?