By Charlotte Brontë
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«¿Por qué siempre tenía que sufrir yo? ¿Estar siempre vigilada, siempre acusada y condenada sin remisión?»
Jane es una niña huérfana que se ha educado en un orfanato depressing. Sin embargo, pese a todas las adversidades que l. a. vida ha dispuesto en su camino, su inteligencia y su afán por aprender consiguen apartarla del mundo de su gris infancia, y logra establecerse como institutriz. Mientras trata de cuidar y educar a l. a. joven Adèle, Jane empezará a trabar una estrecha relación con Edward Rochester, el padre de los angeles pupila. Pero su amor se verá enturbiado al descubrir que su mujer, demente, vive todavía encerrada en una habitación de los angeles casa.
La crítica literaria y biógrafa Stevie Davies firma los angeles reveladora introducción que precede a los angeles novela, espléndidamente traducida por el escritor Toni Hill. Se ofrece así l. a. perspectiva histórica y literaria de una obra que supuso todo un fenómeno en su época, además de un escándalo y una revolución en los círculos culturales.
William Makepeace Thackeray dijo...
«La obra maestra de un gran genio.»
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14 In his Divinae institutiones Lactantius agrees with the Aristotelians against the Stoics that virtue depends upon proper regulation rather than eradication of the emotions. The Latin father argues, however, that only Christians are able to control their emotions properly by attuning them to God’s order. He claims that the Christian’s fear of God is in fact “greatest courage” [summa . . 17). Adapting Lactantius’s point, Donne identiﬁes the fear of damnation with “great courage” (ll. 15–16) and claims that the truly courageous, God-fearing man dares to confront the most terrifying things, the “foes” of God, the infernal triad of the devil, world, and ﬂesh that the poet proceeds to describe (ll.
Geography here “maps” social strata as the Blatant Beast ranges from the noble court to the pastoral countryside, and cities and towns remind readers of the urban ranks between the highest and lowest, which are Spenser’s central focus. By rejecting the urban middle state together with high and low, Donne steers against an important current in early modern ideology. Despite their frequent adoption of courtly values and fanciful espousal of pastoral ones, many early modern English writers also laud the “mediocrity” between wealth and poverty.
Donne christianizes this classical ideal of equilibrium as a standing guard in spiritual battle, a religious mean between the excess of attacking in “forbidden” wars and the defect of retreating from the “appointed” battle. In Pseudo-Martyr (1610) Donne suggests once more that such a stationary position is a religious mean. Attacking the Jesuits’ supposed pursuit of martyrdom as a reckless impetus to suicide, Donne notes: “The way to triumph in secular Armies, was not to be slaine in the Battell, but to have kept the station.