You can't judge a book by it's cover. In Jane Eyre by
Charlotte Bronte, we meet Jane Eyre, who finds her true love
to be someone she is not attracted to. Jane is attracted to
people who contain the same intellectual capacity as her,
and has no regard for those who have only beauty and money
to give. After attending an all girls seminary until she
reached the age of eighteen, Jane advertises for a job as a
governess, and receives one at an estate named Thornfield.
This is where she meets, Rochester, the owner of the
mansion, and her true love. When she learns of a dark secret
he has been keeping, she flees to another part of England
where she meets St. John, a man who she does find good
looking, but doesn't like his personality. From here she
returns to Thornfield where she marries Rochester.
had gone through her life looking for beauty instead of
someone who shared a mental similarity with her, she never
would of found happiness.
Jane is attracted to Rochester, even though she does
not find him to be handsome. '...it was not easy to give an
impromptu answer to a question about appearances; that
tastes mostly differ; and that beauty is of little
consequence...' After answering no to Rochester's question
of whether or not he was handsome, she goes on to tell him
that appearances mean little or nothing. Jane understands
that to have a true and loving relationship with someone,
that both must have not looks, but a similarity in thought,
and a like for the other's personality. Relationship's such
as this are ones of quality that will last for a long time.
Although Jane is not a beautiful women, she is able to find...