BERTHA MASON AKA ANTOINETTE FREAKING COSWAY
i give you bertha mason. this one may be a little bit of a stretch, but indulge me. undoubtedly my favorite character in the charlotte bronte novel, jane eyre. bertha made the story a whole lot more interesting and is characteristic in novels of the time. there were often mysterious elements that could be construed as ghosts, predators or in bertha’s case, insane attic dwelling first wives. indeed, bertha was mr. rochester’s first wife and he felt obliged to take care of her despite her lunacy. naturally, bertha hated everything about jane eyre and took violent action against those around her as a result. who could forget the melodramatic shredding of jane’s wedding veil? and then of course, she really lost it and burned down the entire house, killing herself in the process. she was a sad figure, essentially imprisoned at the hands of a man who rejected her and forced to watch the life she was meant to have be given to jane. too bad so sad. she probably wore whatever she could find up in that crazy attic.
1: who is this jane bitch?: pants by vivienne westwood red label, shirt by marni, cropped blazer by givenchy, boots by balenciaga
2: she’s stealing mr. rochester?: dress by christopher kane, coat by balmain, shoes and socks by rag and bone
3: oh hell no, i’m burning this place down: shirt dress by maison martin margiela, pants and shoes by ann demeulemeester
she probably would’ve just worn an old shirt, but whatever.
THIS IS HILARIOUS. And on further thought and observation, a pretty darn accurate reflection of our dear (and MUCH MUCH hated) protagonist of Wide Sargasso Sea, courtesy of the Lit Department -.-