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Unformatted text preview: burn inwardly… bottled up inside her…it 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 offence…I 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. John’s sisters’ faces • “you are always agitated and pale” (422) o Agitated and pale are paired up—Jane 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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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2008 for the course LIT AP LIT taught by Professor Hay during the Fall '07 term at Marymount.
- Fall '07
- Jane Eyre, Fire, Passion, Jane Eyre