Jane Eyre Research Paper

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Jane Eyre was a romance, gothic, and bildungsroman novel that keeps you guessing. In the novel, there were many symbolic scenes that foreshadow many important aspects of the novel. The scenes the chestnut tree, the torn veil, and Rochester’s injuries were very important. The many symbols in this novel will show how the characters all have a keen part. In this paper I will explain these great symbols of Jane Eyre. One of the most important symbols in Jane Eyre was the chestnut tree. The chestnut tree was where Jane and Rochester proclaimed their love for each other. The tree symbolises Jane and Rochester's relationship with each other. In the beginning the chestnut tree symbolised how they were connected by love and care for each other. The night of the engagement the tree is split in half by lightning and dies. During this time Jane and Rochester grow apart and split just like the tree. Jane left Thornfield after the wedding and the time she is away Jane and Rochester are both sad like the two dead halves of the tree.…show more content…
From the beginning of the novel, it was never known if they were okay or on the brink, but one thing is for sure that Rochester has always leaned on Jane for support. When Jane first arrives at Thornfield she supports rochester when he falls off his horse and injures himself. That was not the only time Rochester's injuries have forced him to lean on Jane. When Jane returns to Thornfield she discovers Rochester blind and cripple, she realizes that Rochester needs her and that she wants him so she stays and takes care of Rochester and his injuries. Jane realizes the only place she feels content is with Rochester as she explains when she says "Thank you, Mr. Rochester, for your great kindness. I am strangely glad to get back again to you; and wherever you are is my home,—my only home." Jane taking care of Rochester showed her true love for him and how much she cared for

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