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Jane Eyre Presentation Chapters 34 and 35 12 Nov 2007 Fire and Ice Symbolism “By degrees, he acquired a certain influence over me that took away my liberty of mind… I fell under a freezing spell.” (404-5) o Jane knows that her own passion and desires will be frozen if she marries St. John—frozen still as in put off, or killed (?) “Renewed hope followed renewed effort: it shone like the former for some weeks then, like it, faded, flickered… my hope died out: and then I felt dark indeed.” (406) o Jane describes her hope as fire—when it flickered and died out, she feels dark “[B]ut as his wife… forced to keep the fire of my nature continually low, to compel it to burn inwardly and never utter a cry, thought the imprisoned flame consumed vital after vital— this would be unendurable.” (415) o Jane’s own passions, as St. John’s wife would not be her own—they would
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Unformatted text preview: burn inwardly bottled up inside herit could also mean that it would eat her up inside to not be able to act on her own desires Reader, do you know what terror those cold people could put into the ice of their questions? (419) While earnestly wishing to erase from his mind the trace of my former offenceI had burnt it in. (420) Fire and Ice Imagery in Physical Appearance and Emotion glow of fervor and flow of joy (401) o Glow insinuates light, as in fire shows on St. Johns sisters faces you are always agitated and pale (422) o Agitated and pale are paired upJane lacks warm content or joy I put her cool hand to my hot forehead. (422) o The heat of her forehead indicates that there is a fire or a passion within her....
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