so, just being honest, I still don’t like that Jane and Rochester are actually engaged and getting married in this adaptation.
In the book, it made complete sense because it was the 1800’s, that’s what you did - rather short courtship, get married young, etc. When I first read the book, before I knew about SPOILER, I was so excited for Jane. There was the awkward aspect of him spoiling her with gifts in the book as well, but I never questioned the actual marriage.
In aoje, all I can think while I watch these episodes is how bad an idea this is. And it’s (mostly) not because of events to come. It has everything to do with Jane CLEARLY being uncomfortable with all of this. It being the 21st century where you don’t have to get married as soon as you declare your love to someone. Jane being only 21, and by all indications never having a serious relationship before. It didn’t matter much in the book, but I think it matters tremendously in the context of this modern adaptation.
Instead of being excited that this pairing that I really do love has finally gotten together, I just have an overwhelming feeling of
(gif credit to captain-amethyst)