Is there a balance between fire and ice in Jane's life? It is a novel which tells the story of a child's maturation into adulthood. Important Characters Who Reflect This Theme Jane Eyre Fire -Hits John Reed -Yells at Mrs. Fire is used to symbolize passion and emotion and ice is used to symbolize reason and things that are void of passionate emotions. This quote exhibits the most hatred that Jane has throughout this whole book and shows her need for powerful emotions, like love. This gives real insight into the character of Jane Eyre and her passionate nature, which is one of her natural strengths.
By coupling these antithesis elemental motifs with the influences of Rochester, Bertha, and St. Her descriptions recall the snowy Arctic wastes of Bewick's book. Rochester is closely aligned with fire, with his impassioned and reckless nature, whereas St. The heroine's deleted state of mind is outwardly represented through Bronte's wintry symbolism. John Rivers, proposed to Jane, she steadfastly refused, citing lack of love as her rationalization. This essay or any portion thereof may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publisher.
Fire One of the most prominent philosophers featured in Sophie's World is Immanuel Kant. Coldness is often associated with isolation and desolation in the text. Jane feels angry towards her aunt due to the woman's unjust treatment of her. Of blokkeert u bij problemen iedereen van uw pagina? This photograph captures actress Joan Fontaine who plays Jane Eyre in the 1943 film. During the novel, Jane endures love, hate and friendship, though maturity allows her to forgive. John to examine that passion rekindles the flames of spiritual healthiness and ultimately feminism strength. She admires and cares for him very much, and desires to please him.
Ice stiffens and restricts those it affects and throughout the novel is used in an effort to control this fire, and in this extract symbolises Mrs. My hopes were all dead. Due to his devotion to the Church, St. The passion born inside Jane by her experience in the red room allows her to burn through Mrs. She has been influenced by many people and experiences.
The inferno at Thornfield illustrates the danger of letting the passions run wild. Reed, prior to being sent to Lowood School, and although she rarely learns to restrain her ardent nature, the theme of anger against injustice and its expression through fire, continues through the narrative, albeit at a more subdued level. Jane undergoes an intense mental turmoil regarding her feelings for Rochester after she has discovered he is already married. John, Brontë explores the balance of passion and rationality as catalysis for the development of identity and ultimately its impetus for the augmentation of humanity and its condition. As the Rivers family lives in an isolated area in the Moors, snow surrounds them constantly.
At this stage in the story Bronte implies that it would be inappropriate for Jane to accept Rochester's current proposal. My cherished preserver, good night' Strange energy was in his voice, strange fire in his look. Subduing emotional passion for the logical follow of St. Dan maar via deze weg. His is a Christianity of ambition, glory, and extreme self-importance.
This passion shapes many of her actions throughout the novel. Brocklehurst illustrates the dangers and hypocrisies that Charlotte Brontë perceived in the nineteenth-century Evangelical movement. Would she have been as successful with or without that balance?. The characters that are symbolized by ice are calm and soothing characters who take whatever life grants them. John represents ice through his humbling actions.
John denies his love for Rosamond, the dazzling daughter of the factory owner. John, pure-lived, conscientious, and zealous, pronounced his sermons, with a quiet, deep voice, a clear sign of his stoicism. There, where both reason and experience fall short, there occurs a vacuum that can be filled by faith. Louis John, are juxtaposed in the qualities that they embody. This part of her life is emotionally isolated and symbolic of ice.