Jane Eyre

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  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. 1847
    • Symbols
      • Bertha (Mad  Lady)
        • Represents the Victorian woman as a lesser member of society. Locked up and ruled by a man.
        • Jane's rage against the male dominated world. Stops the wedding, Bites and hurts men
        • Jane's internal conflict
    • Motifs
      • ICE represents the oprression of Jane by others, particularly when they try to control her. it often fights her passion.
      • FIRE represents Jane's passion and desire for love.
    • Themes
      • Independence
      • Equality
      • Class
      • Enlightenment
      • Love
        • Independence
      • Conflict
    • Context
      • Women had no real rights at the time.
      • Class was a BIG deal to everyone.
    • Relationships
      • Jane and Rochester
        • "I am no bird; no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will"
      • Jane and St. John
    • Quotations
      • "I am no bird; no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will"
      • "I scorn your idea of love... I scorn the counterfeit you offer."
        • Jane and St. John
      • "I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine."
      • "A Christmas frost had come at mid summer"
        • ICE represents the oprression of Jane by others, particularly when they try to control her. it often fights her passion.
      • "A ridge of lighted heath, alive, glancing, devouring."
        • FIRE represents Jane's passion and desire for love.
    • Characters
      • Strong Women
        • Jane
        • Helen
        • Mrs Temple
        • Diana and Mary
      • Weak Women
        • Jane's Cousins. Giorgiana and Elisa
        • Adele
      • Silly Men
        • Mr. Brocklehurst
        • St. John
        • Mr. Rochester
  • Mr. Rochester

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