Zhang 1Linda ZhangDr. MitchellPeriod 0August 15th, 2013The Symbolism of Eyes in Jane Eyreby Emily Bronte In the novel Jane Eyre by Emily Bronte, there are many symbols that attribute to the whole moral of the story. One of the many symbols mentioned are the appearance of Rochester’s eyes. By looking at how Jane describes the appearance of his eyes, we can see that eyes represent a window to the soul. This is important because we can tell Jane’s view of Rochester as well as her change of role in their relationship.Jane not only falls in love with Rochester’s personality but also with his pair of eyes. She describes them as “large and black, and as brilliant as her jewels” (112). It describes Jane’s love for Rochester’s eyes due to the tone of adoration as she compares them to precious jewels. Since Bronte portrays the eyes as windows to the soul, they also represent Rochester’s temper and power of authority, which changes throughout the novel.