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   学生姓名:赵宇晖

   所在学校:成都市树德中学外国语校区

   所在年级:高二

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   Jane Eyre: the Heroine of Ordinary Life

   What is a legendary life like? Does one need to be a princess with balletic grace, or devote one’s whole life to advocating world peace? But not everyone can be glamorous or important, and the majority of people are as ordinary as Jane Eyre, the eponymous heroine in her great novel who is described by Charlotte Bronte as“poor and not good-looking”. However, Jane surpasses her surroundings with her courage and determination, and becomes a legend in her own way.

   As a plain and lonely girl, Jane has gone through ups and downs in her tough life. In early childhood, she is bullied by her aunt and arrogant cousins after her uncle’s death and is subsequently sent to Lowood school. Gradually, her sorrow and anger turn into strength. Lowood is obviously not Jane’s paradise but still a purgatory, where disgrace and foul living conditions force her to be a fighter. Fortunately, at Lowood Jane first tastes love from Helen, a gentle and submissive soul who never says anything to defend herself.

   All the misfortunes she experienced add fuel to her doughty personality. So she falls in love with Mr. Rochester regardless of his age and status but leaves him resolutely after discovering he is already married. Years later, Jane becomes as rich as Mr. Rochester used to be, so the sense of inferiority wears itself out and she finally marries her dear Edward when he is utterly bereft.

   In my opinion, Jane has an extraordinary character. The death of her parents doesn’t make her feeble, but instead it gives her ability to swallow hardships. The abuse of her aunt and cousins doesn’t make her lower herself, but teaches her to be conscious of who are the ones needed cherishing.

   What is more, Jane is also a woman of firmness beyond the ordinary. She chooses to leave her soul mate rather than live with him in France as a mistress, because for her, freedom of mind counts much more than immoral happiness. Losing everything further sharpens Jane’s determination, after which she comes to know clearly what kind of life she wants.

   In contrast, modern society is very difficult for a person to give up the happiness of his life for entirely moral reasons. The more possessions we own, the less are we able to make the right choice. Apparently, we enjoy more freedom than people in Jane Eyre’s time, but our lives are more socially and spiritually constricted. Therefore unlike most people, I admire Jane not because of her courage to claim her rights, but rather because of her firmness and determination.

   Oftentimes people find themselves standing at life’s crossroads, where nobody knows what are waiting for them on each path, so they always hesitate before taking the first step. But the great souls would always know when it is necessary to embark on a new journey. Take Lu Xun for an example, he tried every effort to learn medical skills to save his fellow nationals but failed. Then, should he quit or choose another way which was full of uncertainty? He chose the latter unhesitatingly, which had made all the difference.

   Everyone can be like Jane Eyre or Lu Xun. As a young entrepreneur, dare you start from scratch to accomplish you dream? Or do you just bow down to reality and follow the trend to “find a stable job”? I believe people like Jane Eyre who survive enough suffering and adversities must have the nerve to chase what they really want.

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