I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
As a young orphan, Jane Eyre is thrown upon the mercy of an aunt and cousins who are anything but merciful, and when they send her away to an austere boarding school for charity cases, it seems she will never be allowed to forget her humble beginnings. However, Jane has a quiet inner strength and resourcefulness, and when she take on a role as governess at Thornfield Hall, she quickly gains both the affection and respect not only of her young pupil, but also the child's guardian, the fierce and brooding Mr. Rochester. Perhaps Jane has finally found the love for which she has always longed? But Mr. Rochester has a dark secret. A secret that will rock Thornfield Hall to its very foundations