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A bront? uses a metaphor comparing janes thoughts and

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a)Brontë uses a metaphor comparing Jane’s thoughts and feelings to water; both uncertain strong and wild. Jane’s imagination is too strong that she can not tell the difference between reality and her thoughts, like the water that is uncontrollable, uncertain, lost amongst the confusion of everything around her.B. Foreshadowing1.“I resisted all the way: a new thing for me…" (Brontë 6).a)Jane is learning to resist her oppression.b)Brontë is foreshadowing that resisting the oppression would not be a one-time thing, whether it would be gender equality or social class prejudice Jane would have to do a lot of resisting in her future.2.“Helen she held a little longer than me; she let her go more reluctantly. It was Helen her eyes followed to the door; it was for her she a second time breathed a sad sigh, for her she wiped a tear from her cheek” (Brontë 75).a)This scene is as if this is the last time they will ever talk, and although it is not the last time they talk it is the last time they talk before Helen falls ill.b)Soon after falling Helen passes away.3.“ ‘Good-night my-’ He stopped, bit his lip, and abruptly left me” (Brontë 192).a)Up until now Rochester has not shown any sign of love towards Jane, but in this scene he hints toward affection towards her.C. Symbolism1.“Take her to the red-room” (Brontë 6).a)To Jane, the red-room symbolizes fear and punishment.b)When she embarrassed at Lowood she thinks back to the red room and when she returns back to see her dying aunt it is brought back in her memory.2.“I see at intervals the glance of a curious sort of bird” (Brontë 147).a)Jane is like a bird always wanting to fly away. The bird symbolizesJane wanting to fly away and break away from her oppressions.D. Paradox1.“She was very showy, but she was not genuine, had a fine person, many brilliant attainment, but her mind was poor, her hear barren by nature. (Brontë 197).a)Blanche is very rich and elegant due to her high social class but at the same time her lust of money and her judgmental personality makes her seem uneducated and poor.E. Allusions1.“I returned to my book - Bewick’s History of British Birds” (Brontë 3).a)Birds symbolize Jane trying to fly away from the stereotypes that she is expected to fit in. Birds are brought up throughout the novel as Jane breaks through or has to deal with different oppressions.
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b)Whenever Jane thinks about birds Brontë alludes the book History of British Birds. 2. “ ‘And the Psalms? I hope you like them?’ ” (Brontë 30).a)The Psalms is a book in the Bible that talks about God and His creation, war, worship, wisdom, sin and evil, judgment, justice, and the coming of the Messiah.b)In the book, religion is a huge theme as Jane tries to make others around her to understand that just because she does not agree or like everything her religion says, does not mean she is not faithful to it.c)One of the first thing that Brocklehurst asks Jane is her opinion of the Psalms and when she does not like it she gives him a terrible picture of her. This causes him to find flaws in everything she doesand is rude and cruel to her for the rest of the novel.
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