Tuesday, 13 September 2011

She Married Him

Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender

MrM, MrsM and MissM
enjoy an evening at the cinema
watching Jane Eyre

I thought it was an interesting script
because it assumed
that you knew the plot.

To be fair,
the only person in the world
who would be surprised
by the ending
is MasterM.

What do you mean?
He studied Jane Eyre
in his first year at University.

I am afraid that he was too busy
to read the whole book
because it was 'so long'.
His strategic approach was to read the first half
and concentrate on character analysis in the exam.
He never read the end.

Why am I not surprised?


  1. Errrrr... is this the right forum in which to confess I have never read Jane Austen?

  2. That is so funny! I wonder how many university students manage to get through exams without actually having finished the book? There's quite a skill in that - I'm most impressed. (Assuming he did indeed get through well using that approach?!)

  3. I don't mean to be rude but that's actually Bronte, not Austin.
    HAD to read them both, liked Austin better.

  4. I love that MrsM and MissM have MasterM's number.

  5. Scot, I don't mean to be rude but it's Austen not Austin.

    Alice, I loved the tv adaptation of JE with Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson. How does this new film compare?

  6. Has MasterM read Stephen Fry's approach to writing the perfect exam essay? It involves a stock formula that can be applied to any question. Well, so he says - I'm not sure I believe it's QUITE that easy, and it certainly wouldn't have worked in Biochemistry.

    (and Sue, you just made me choke on my coffee)

  7. Yes how does this Rochester compare to Toby, a major hearthrob in our house. Daughter and I have planned to go and see the new version. I must admit MasterM does have a point, the first part of the book can seem a little hard going, but as soon as Rochester rides in things pick up nicely, or am I thinking of Toby again, lost cause here.

  8. Does she hear his voice across the moors? No, don't tell me..........

  9. I was a bit disappointed by it. But is anyone ever completely happy with a movie version of a book?

  10. I've never read it or seen it performed...

    I'll get me coat!

  11. I can't believe you've just given away the ending! (Only joking... it was my O level text)

  12. I watched Zeffirelli's Jane Eyre.
    Does it count?

    Right behind you, Toffeeapple ...

  13. I haven't seen this one, but from the previews it seemed like the actress who plays Jane was a good choice.

  14. Writer, *you* married him!

  15. My favourite book since childhood, when I didn't understand half of it..... But I knew enough to be glad that the pious cousin didn't succeed in dragging her off to be a missionary!

    IMO, Charlotte Gainsbourg has to be the best Jane so far, fitting the author's description so perfectly, despite the liberties taken with the story. But there has been a truly deplorable version since then, with Kiera Knightly - lots of soppy romantic twaddle and a shocking disregard for the central message....

    I can't wait to see this latest version! And I know the ending......

  16. I'm with Sue. I'm a fan of the recent BBC adaptation, because it was so accurate and Jane did not look glamorous and..oh who am I kidding, Toby Stephens is a dish.

    I will be seeing this film in the next week. I am excited.


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