In the novel as symbolism. Metaphorically used, the author

In the novel, Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte and published in 1847, the author uses an abundant amount of symbolism. Objects, figures, characters, and colors used to represent abstract ideas or concepts defines symbolism. To reiterate points and establish a storyline in books authors use it. These symbols transform Bronte’s writing of a love story between a girl, Jane eyre, and a man, Mr. Rochester to a literary masterpiece of romance. A look at some of the symbols, written by Bronte, provides insight on how the author transforms the text. The use of symbolism illustrated in the book uses a number of different references. Ice and fire appears in many parts of the novel as symbolism. Metaphorically used, the author associates Jane with fire and warmth. Ice symbolizes emotional desolation, loneliness, or even death. For example at Lowood school, freezing temperatures existed, which symbolized the cruelty and disorganization of the school. Also fire symbolizes emotion in the novel. Mr. Rochester has a fiery personality, while St. John associates with ice and snow, symbolizing his dispassionate character. Jane also draws arctic pictures in her portfolio which symbolizes death. At the beginning of the story, at Gateshead, we see Jane’s fiery personality and internal inferno. An example where Jane shows anger could be when she yelled at her cousin John for throwing a book at her. The next stage of Jane’s life, at Lowood school, shows Jane’s emotional desolations and symbolizes ice. She continually mentions ice, and how it affects her current situation. The third and arguably most important part of Jane’s life, spent at the fiery and warm manor of thornfield. Love, emotion, and fiery personalities, all brought to the attention of the reader during Jane’s stay at thornfield. Jane spends the next stage of her life at Morton as a headmistress. Compared to being at Thornfield, Jane could be considered more lonely and cold, compared to the warmth at Thornfield. St. John Rivers, Jane’s only companion at this time, loves being religiously zealous and could be considered very “icy”. The red room, shown earlier in the novel, also symbolizes things in the story. It symbolizes Jane’s struggle to find freedom and happiness. Being trapped in the red room by the Reed family made Jane feel trapped, and even though she eventually reaches freedom, it showed a time of vulnerability for her. The red-room’s importance as a symbol continues throughout the novel. It reappears as a memory whenever Jane makes a connection between her current situation and that feeling of being ridiculed in the red room. This submissiveness