Themes, Symbols and Archetypes

Themes Symbols and - Themes Symbols and Archetypes Themes State the theme and provide evidence How does Bronte use this theme to tell the tale of

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August 19, 2009 Themes, Symbols and Archetypes Themes Symbols Archetype State the theme and provide evidence. How does Bronte use this theme to tell the tale of Jane Eyre? Page # State the symbol and provide evidence. How does each symbol you’ve identified function in the work as a whole? Page # State any reoccurring archetypes in the novel. How do they function in the story? How do the inform our view of the world? Page # Freedom/Lack thereof Jane battles with both physical and psychological entrapment during her journey. In the very beginning of the story, she is locked into her deceased uncle's old room, the “red room,” which precipitates her very first panic attack. (Pages 16-23) Psychologically, Jane is trapped by her cousin, St. John Rivers, who constantly focuses his attentions on her and uses reason to oppress Jane and make her believe she must do something. (Pages 458- 463) Other characters in the novel are also trapped—most explicitly shown in Bertha Mason's captivity. (Pages 341-342) Birds Birds, both caged and flying, are very often seen in this novel. The bird is a classic symbol of freedom and hope, and so when there is a cage surrounding that bird, it is also a classic symbol of captivity and yearning for freedom. Jane, in this case, is an example of a caged bird. The idea of birds and freedom
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This note was uploaded on 10/31/2010 for the course ENG 205 taught by Professor Cather during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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