What Does Fire Symbolize In Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre has become a feminist text because of Jane’s relationship with Mr Rochester. Jane Eyre focuses largely on the gothic, mysterious relationship between Jane and Rochester, the man who owns the estate where Jane is a governess and through her journey. Jane becomes the saviour/knight in shining armour for Mr Rochester. Brontë demonstrates this through the use of symbolism. she uses fire and ice to symbolise Jane and Rochester’s emotions throughout their journey. Fire is a metaphor for Jane, as the narrative repeatedly associates her with images of fire, brightness, and warmth but can also symbolise destruction and ice symbolise emotional desolation, loneliness, or even death.
Charlotte Brontë’s use of symbolism as a way of conveying

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