Jane Eyre Chapter 33
How does the setting add to the fairy-tale-esque quality of St. John’s revelation?
The weather is dreadful; St. John comes in from a terrible blizzard in which ‘one drift took [him] up to the waist.’ This adds to the intimate setting inside the room as it isolates it from the outside world. The ‘fury of the tempest’ adds to the gravity of the revelation through the use of pathetic fallacy, and the snow is symbolic of new beginnings, as virgin snow covers a landscape, echoing the fairy-tale-esque quality of the revelation.
How is Jane revealed and how is this significant? (refer to chapter 13)
St. John finds out who Jane is through the signature on one of her paintings: ‘…a shabby slip of paper, hastily torn…