Rhetorical Analysis In Jane Eyre

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Imprisonment and constraint, can be felt in many different scenarios in the passage from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. However, we get these two feelings with a girl who is portrayed as an orphan in this chapter. When being an orphan many feelings can run through a person’s mind, for example abandonment and not feeling loved, or being/feeling trapped. The feeling of imprisonment and constraint in this chapter is expressed through the use of imagery and diction. Imagery is viewed in this chapter in a variety of sentences. When Bronte states, “The Eliza, John, and Georgina were now clustered round their mamma in the drawing room...Me, she had dispensed from joining the group; saying “she regretted to be under the necessity of keeping me at a distance;...” The imagery represented here demonstrates that unlike all the other kids, Jane was the one that was left out. This creates a feeling and constraint because it demonstrates that she was locked away from all the others and there was only herself. The imagery …show more content…

The author’s word choice plays a role into developing these feelings because the way the author chooses to use their words, it is a way to makes the reader understand what is happening and it captures their understanding of it. The author’s diction can be illustrated when it mentions, “At intervals, while turning over the leaves of my book. I studied the aspect of that winter afternoon.” As readers we can experience the diction, when the author encounters leaves instead of pages. The scenario used here illustrates how he is using the time and weather to demonstrate these feelings. The weather plays a factor because, during the winter it is time for rain and for the most part the days are always gloomy and people are stuck at home. Moreover, in this chapter, the weather demonstrates this factor and helps illuminate the feeling of imprisonment and being in your own little

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