Jane Eyre Explication De Texte

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In Chapter XXVI of Jane Eyre, Jane learns a horrible and dark truth that Rochester has led a dual life, enter Bertha. Bertha, Rochester's crazed, wild first wife becomes apparent to Jane through a bystander at the wedding reception. This bystander however was none other then Mr. Briggs who produces a letter for Jane providing the incriminating evidence on Rochester's bigamy scandal. After such disheartening news, Jane cannot feel anything but overwhelmingly depressed as "the waters came into my soul; I sank into deep mire: I felt no more standing; I came into deep waters; the floods overflowed me." Bronte applies figurative language of irony, alliteration, personification, metaphoric and simile comparison, , and symbolism in order to describe the agony Jane feels. The essence of Jane's soul comes forth as Bronte puts Jane's lifeblood and heavy meaning into her responses. At the point after Jane's discover, the young governess feels as cold as ice and is reflected upon her thoughts. " A Christmas frost had come at midsummer; a white December storm had whirled over June; ice glazed the ripe apples, drifts crushed the ripe apples; on hay-field and corn-field lay a frozen shroud." The irony of a "bone-chilling winter" arriving in the middle of summer is in itself a cry for absurdity. Nearly cynical, Bronte gnaws at Jane's emotions until they have come full circle, leaving the reader in a sense of extreme pity and sadness for this "expectant woman-almost a bride." Alliteration and metaphoric language apply themselves to this part to emphasize the meaning of the words they depict. "Now spread, waste, wild and white as pine-forests in wintry Norway." Bronte applies alliteration at this point to maintain the reader's attention through the alliteration of waste, wild, white, and wintry. These words in themselves, all have negative and dismal connotations, perhaps
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