- Jane Eyre:Symbolism
- Represents passion and anger
- Jane has to control her passion and fire
- Bertha has no control over her feelings. The inferno at Thornfield portrays dangers of letting passions run wild.
- "a ridge of lighted heath, alive, glancing, devouring."
- Represents those that lack substance and passion
- Jane Eyre., "I am hot and fire dissolves ice"
- St John is associated with ice and snow which symbolize his dispassionate character
- "Ice of reserve"
- Jane is attracted to Mr Rochester's black and brilliant eyes
- When Rochester loses his eyesight, Jane becomes his eyes.
- Bertha's bloodshot eyes emphasize her violent nature.
- The novel emphasizes the minds eyes- an active imagination
- The Red-room
- Symbolizes how society traps Jane and takes her freedom due to class and gender.
- Portraits & pictures
- Dreams and drawings portray Jane;s deepest feelings
- Jane compares a portrait between herself and Blanche which mirrors their differences in personalities and social class
- Brontë, making herown picture of society in Jane Eyre, likewise wanted to give hernovel real relevance.
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