So in the 2006 version of Jane Eyre, there is a whole lot of use of the color red.
I’m pretty sure I don’t have to spell out what the significance of the “red” trope is, considering that we see it in a number of telling places, including (but not limited to) (1) around Jane’s neck after she falls in love with Rochester, (2) streaming out the window of the third floor of the north tower, and (3) swaddling the young Jane Eyre as she enjoys her imaginative travels through her “escape book.”
Unbridled passion; primal animal instinct; the true self unbound by conventions of society — we could argue about what it all means. And believe me, I would relish a good, meaty conversation about the symbolism of the color red in Jane Eyre. I actually love That Sort Of Thing.
So instead I will just show you some pictures of the red neck tie — based on the one Ruth Wilson wears in the movie — that I knitted up last weekend while watching. It’s a little rough, but it was just for fun, and let’s be honest, I was more than a little distracted at times.
If you’re interested in getting the pattern from me, let me know in the comments! It is a little bit of a tricksy construction, with a fair bit of hocus pocus going on where the two ends meet in front, and I’d be happy to share if there’s any interest.
Right now, though, my unbridled passion (THE BEAST WITHIN) is focused solely on the dinner that awaits me.
And, of course, the dark, intoxicating hours beyond.