Saturday, November 29, 2008
"...gave me credit for being a sort of infantile Guy Fawkes." (pg. 25)
Guy Fawkes is the infamous English man who attempted to blow up Parliament in the 17th century with 12 other men. The group of men was lead by Robert Catesby, but it is Guy Fawkes who is remembered for the November 5th plan to blow up Parliament. Several of the men had second thoughts about the plan and betrayed the group to English officials. Fawkes was the only one found with the gunpowder that had been planted beneath Parliament. He was subsequently tortured, tried and hung. Jane finds humor in the fact that Abbot compares her to Guy Fawkes. Bronte's comparison between Jane and Fawkes helps to illustrates the foolishnes and close-minded attitude of Abbot's character.