No one has time to read them all but it s important to go over them at least briefly. Gender roles in jane eyre the average student has to read dozens of books per year. Jane was indeed poor and plain because she had.
Fairfax is described as addressing jane with plain friendliness when jane eyre arrived at thornfield hall she was a poor naïve unworldly young girl who had lived within the walls of lowood institution for eight years. Plain is also used in the novel to mean unvarnished truth mrs. It was a pretty hefty read but from the start jane was one of those people i really wanted to be.
Plus anyone aware of the literary canon has this at the top of their list. I had some expectations and ideas since everyone and their mom had read it before. I remember it took me until college to read jane eyre by charlotte brontë.