Toby Stephens was portrayed as a very rich and passionate individual with an unkempt appearance and who seems to have a mystery to himself. He just does not seem the person he has played in films like die another day, so I would say that he acted really well. Ruth Wilson as Jane Eyre was also very sensible and composed just like the book describes the character as a woman of intellect. The best part was that Ruth Wilson’s eyes actually have a very deep feel to them as if she is scanning a person’s character with her look. In the 1996 version of the film, I personally felt that William Hurt looked like a sweet lover with nothing going beyond that face which I felt Toby Stephens was able to convey; Charlotte Gainsbourg does not look as unconventional a heroine as does Ruth Wilson. Chapters 23-28 in the book are part of the time when Jane is in Thornfield. The first time Jane Eyre sees Bertha is when Bertha comes in her room one night and tears apart her wedding gown. Bertha was Mr. Rochester’s first wife who had lost control of her senses, which was a disease that ran in her family. I really liked the connection of the red cloth that hung from the window of the room where Bertha was locked.