I will fetch you a candle, sir; and in Heavens name, get up. Somebody has plotted something: you cannot too soon find out who and what it is.
-Jane Eyre, page 169
In the book Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Bronte uses a great deal of imagery to help the reader visualize her scenes. I chose this specific scene and quote because I believe the words Bronte uses are not only for visualization but to show a deeper meaning. This quote is Jane exclaiming to Rochester that there is a fire in his bed and he must get out. To describe the fire, Bronte describes it in a sexual and elusive way, Tongues of flame darted round the bed, (168). I think the wording tongues of flame is an interesting way to explain the fire since the fire has taken... View More »