Anger is what’s stopping me from finishing Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I can only read a few pages a day or even a week because I get so affected by the injustices that’s happening to the main character Jane. I keep on reading though because the writing is so strong, and there’s one scene wherein I really liked how it portrayed the power of truth.
Jane is a young girl, an orphan who is living with her aunt. Her aunt insults her, scolds her for fighting against her abusive son, and humiliates her in front of other people. In one scene, when her aunt Mrs. Reed summoned her to meet a man from a school that Jane will be going to, Mrs. Reed tells this man that Jane is a deceitful child and a liar. Jane had to listen to all of these unkind words, but when the man left, Jane finally retaliates against Mrs. Reed.