Figurative Language In Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre Bronte purposefully uses resources of language to display Jane’s development and maturation as a character. The use of diction and figurative language thoroughly illustrate this aspect of the novel. One of the final passages of Jane Eyre, closes the novel with use of these literary elements, and displays strong emphasis of Jane’s growth. One of the tools utilized by Bronte is diction. Throughout the novel, Jane goes through periods of time where she is encompassed by her internal conflicts, mainly as a result of her self-reliance and value of self-dignity. One of Jane’s main mental strifes is her concern that her marriage to Rochester is, in her mind the equivalence of self-compromise. However, towards the end of the novel…show more content…
Bronte uses figurative language in order to illustrate Jane’s development in her accepting of Rochester and willingness to “attend” to him. Jane’s character development is clearly displayed when saying “for i became his vision, as I am still his right hand” , Jane becoming Rochester’s vision is extremely significant to character development because Rochester’s “great dark eyes” were a symbol of his power. Thus this language conveys Jane’s gain of power, and Rochester’s dependence shift to Jane. “never did i weary of reading to him; never did I weary of conducting him where he wished to go : of doing for him what he wished to be done.” This shows she has matured enough to love him for his innermost qualities, and how Jane is willing to accept him as he is, which is a contrast to when Rochester tries to dress her “like a doll” in chapter 24. Which is also significant in the lines ; “ ‘Jane have you a glittering ornament around your neck?’ ‘I had a gold watch-chain. I answered “Yes.” ‘ ‘And have you a pale blue dress on?’” These references to high-class luxuries demonstrate Jane’s increased self-confidence due to their union, opposed to earlier in Jane’s refusal to dress in that
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