45 Day Book Challenge - Day 20

Dia 20 – Melhor citação (diálogo)

Uma das minhas frases preferidas de Jane Eyre, de Charlotte Brontë, proferida pela própria Jane. Só para dar o contexto, Rochester e Jane falam da possibilidade de Jane se ir embora de Thornfield Hall. Jane, convencida de que Rochester vai casar com Miss Ingram, diz-lhe que, realmente, é-lhe impossível ficar. Só que, ao ver o engano, Rochester pede-lhe que fique. Então Jane diz:

"Do you think I can stay to become nothing to you? Do you think I am an automaton?--a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong!--I have as much soul as you,--and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh;--it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal,--as we are!" - Capítulo 23


helena frontini disse…
Que lindo livro! Li-o adolescente, reli-o em adulta,vi os filmes, ...