Love/Anti-Love

 

Pride and Prejudice

 

Wisely or Too Well?
A Study of “Pride and Prejudice” and “Jane Eyre”

Darcy loved Elizabeth too well at
first, and as he frankly admitted to
her, not wisely, dooming any prospect
of her accepting his first proposal.

It then took time to mend her heart, repair
his pride, her prejudice, and prove his
devotion: a wish for her happiness,
regardless of her “low” circumstances.

He had to learn his love was pure without
regard to her rank or her family,

This is what truly won him the heart he
craved—by loving her, no reservations.

***

Rochester loved Jane wisely, but not well,
intending to secure her affections
by trickery and deception, and then
make lavish amends in foreign lands

It then took time to mend his ways, to
perfect patience with his obligations,
and realize the error of trying to
force the heart that should be given freely.

He had to yield, bear just consequences
before all could be right between them again.

This is what truly won him the heart he
craved—by loving her as well as himself.

Jane Eyre

Poetic Asides April 7, 2015, Poem-a-day challenge.

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6 thoughts on “Love/Anti-Love

  1. A wonderful poem about 2 great books!
    Also, I love the new theme you are using for your blog. It suits Drift of Bubbles perfectly!

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