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Chapter 13: What of the three paintings?

What are we to think of the three paintings which Mr. Rochester singles out of Jane's portfolio?

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"Hopeless of the future, I wished but this—that my Maker had that night thought good to require my soul of me while I slept; and that this weary frame, absolved by death from further conflict with fate, had now but to decay quietly, and mingle in peace with the soil of this wilderness."
^^Best morbid quote EVER.

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WELCOME TO THE JANE EYRE READ-ALONG

7/09/09: Old Friend

This summer's readersrunamok challenge is less of a challenge than usual: just find a copy of Jane Eyre and read it.

Reading for the first time? Do some background on the author and the time period first if you wish, although a good copy will most likely have some of that information in the forward/preface. (Or use Wikipedia.)

Re-reading? Awesome! I think I'm on my fourth re-read, and I've enjoyed it more each time.

All members have posting access, so feel free to go at your own pace: read, enjoy, discuss. If it's a post that's going to give away something of the plot, put it behind a cut with a CHAPTER NUMBER as the cut text so that new readers will know how far they have to go before clicking. If you can remember to tag your entries JANE EYRE READALONG, that would be great. (All of our other studies have been tagged so that people can come back and use them again at their own pace should they wish to do so.)

Have fun and get reading!

R.

Discussion

This week's chapters:
Chapter 13 - "Ravensbruck"
Chapter 14 - "The Blue Sweater"
Chapter 15 - "The Three Visions"

Last week's discussion (Chapters 9-12) got lost in the shuffle, so if you have something to say on those chapters you can either include your comments here or go back to last week's post. Others have left good thoughts there was well, so make sure you don't miss them.

Discussion starters:
1. What did the blue sweater symbolize to Corrie?
2. Discuss Corrie's release from prison and long journey home. How do you think you might have fared under similar circumstances?
3. Discuss the last chapter in light of the following quote: "Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart." ~Corrie ten Boom If you feel comfortable, share a situation in which only the power of God has allowed you to extend forgiveness. (Please don't use names if other LJ and/or family members are involved.)
4. How were you affected by the bittersweetness of the end?

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For those who have read before:
Share what was different about the reading this time around.
-New realizations?
-New ideas?
-New focus?
-New understanding?

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For first-timers:
How did The Hiding Place measure up to your expectations?

The End

This week's reading:
Chapter 13 - "Ravensbruck"
Chapter 14 - "The Blue Sweater"
Chapter 15 - "The Three Visions"

Last week's discussion on Chapters 9-12 can be found here in case you missed it.

Get ready to wrap up this weekend!

“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.” ~Corrie ten Boom