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  1. 1. Hannah Akers<br />Overview of the Themes and Symbolism in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre<br />Owens<br />December 5, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Themes and Symbolism in <br />Charlotte Bronte’s<br />Jane Eyre<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Jane is locked in the red room where her uncle died.
  4. 4. The event smbolizesJane’s emotional and physical imprisonment throughout the novel such as:
  5. 5. Social isolation
  6. 6. Being financially trapped
  7. 7. Longing for love
  8. 8. She never fully escapes the red room until she marries her true love Rochester</li></ul>The Red Room<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>Love is a main theme in the novel
  10. 10. Jane would do anything to be loved
  11. 11. She finds love in Rochester</li></ul>LOVE<br /><ul><li>She leaves Thornfield after learning of Bertha, his crazy wife
  12. 12. She deeply longs for Rochester while they are apart
  13. 13. Eventually returns to him, her true love, to find he is blind
  14. 14. They marry and have a child, which he heels in time to see </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Represents Jane and Rochester’s relationship
  15. 15. The relationship has a hole in it due to their separation.
  16. 16. Their love brought them back together similar to the roots that are keeping the tree together</li></ul>Splintered Tree<br />
  17. 17. Ber<br />tha<br /><ul><li>Bertha’s outward actions mirror Jane’s inner emotions
  18. 18. Bertha tears up the bridal veil, and it is her existence that stops Jane and Rochester’s wedding from occurring.
  19. 19. When Thornfield comes to represent a state of defeat for Jane, Bertha burns it to the ground.
  20. 20. Bertha symbolizes an outward exhibition of Jane’s fiery spirit that she keeps to herself. </li></li></ul><li>Fire<br />Fire is used to describe the extreme passion in the novel.<br />It also arises as a physical matter when Jane saves Rochester from a fire in his bed, and when Bertha, who caused the first fire, burns Thornfield to the ground <br />

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