The Use Of Fire And Ice In Jane Eyre

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How is Jane Eyre characterized through the use of fire and ice in the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte?

Candidate Name: Marit Stolte Candidate Number: 000963 – 0021 Supervisor: Elisabeth Farstad Subject: English A HL Word count: 3366

Marit Stolte

09.01.2015

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Abstract
This essay looks at the fire and ice metaphors used in the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. The focus will be on how the use of fire and ice stylistic devices contribute to developing the personality of the main character, and thereby some of the main themes in the novel. This analysis will also look at the doubles present in the work, and how they represent the emotional state of the main character. In addition the context of the novel is explored, and the public reception of the work. This essay has its main focus on the primary source, but does also take some secondary sources into consideration. One of these secondary sources is The Madwoman in the Attic by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar.

Contents
1. Introduction……………………………………………………………………………… … 3
2. The Victorian era, the perception of the novel in its time, and the important themes in Jane Eyre……………………………………………………….. 4
2.1. The Victorian era and the perception of the audience
2.2. Important themes in Jane Eyre
3. Fire and ice used to characterize Jane
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