- How does Brontė convey a sense of childhood? What is the
significance and the result of the "red room" experience in terms of
- What finally are the strengths and weaknesses of Helen Burns'
- Interpret the pictures drawn by Jane and described in Chapter 13.
What might they mean and what is their effect on Rochester?
- What does the fiction (that she is 'other-worldly') Rochester creates
about Jane indicate about his character?
- Why does Jane use art to punish herself (see the end of Chapter 16)?
How does this work exactly?
- In what way does Jane have power (despite the master/slave dynamics)
in her relationship with Rochester?
- In what ways is Bertha Jane's doppelganger. What clues do we have,
and what is the significance of this?
- What sort of figure is St. John and what does he represent in a love
- Discuss the end of Chapter 35. What is Jane's state of mind, and
given this, what do we make of the "supernatural" event?
- Does the end of the novel offer a successful solution to the
master/slave dynamics? Explain.