Thursday, September 22, 2011

So, during class today, I started thinking about two separate subjects; one on Bertha Mason and one on Mr. Smith. I’ll start with Bertha. In class we talked about how much of an animal Bertha is and how it’s acceptable for her to be locked up inside her husband’s home. What I was thinking, and I’m probably way far off, but that maybe Bertha finds her husband’s locking her up as ridiculous, so when he brings people up to come see her, she acts more wild. So basically it would be like if she said, “Okay, if he thinks I’m an animal, I’ll give him and animal.” That is just something I could picture coming up in our next book. Although she may be truly sick, I do think she could be playing it up a bit to give her life some fun. I don’t think she gives Grace such a hard time because maybe she lets Grace see a “real” side of her. Now to Mr. Smith. Maybe it’s the romantic in me, or the fact that I just love a good love story, but I feel like Mr. Smith and Jane could have some sort of a romantic relationship as the story progresses. The only thing holding be back from this is that Jane doesn’t seem to like that. I think that they would be good together because he isn’t rich, accepts her for who she is, and has a similar passage as she does. Let me know what you think J

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had thought of that! You're exactly right -- we only see Bertha around Rochester, so we have no idea what she might be like with Grace Poole (other than the random shrieks). Interesting suggestion!