What is one quotation, paraphrase with context, rhetorical strategy or style element, and effect or function in Jane Eyre?all of them have to come from the same quotation

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Quote:

THE NEXT THING I remember is, waking up with a feeling as if I had had a frightful nightmare, and seeing before me a terrible red glare, crossed with thick black bars.

Paraphrase:

So begins Chapter III.  Jane wakes up alarmed, as if from a bad dream, to find herself in her own bedroom seeing the fire from the nursery illuminating shadowing bars across the room.  She finds herself under the care of Mr. Lloyd, the family's apothecary.

Rhetorical style

Bronte uses Gothic imagery and atmosphere: a haunted house and the symbolic color red to represent not only fire, but passion.  The psychological impact of waking in a strange room with a man watching over her is bewildering.  Jane finds herself in a psychological prison, a slave to her own passions and fears.

Effect:

Bronte creates a dream-like atmosphere to show Jane's isolation and exile, stemming from her fears of being a victim of gender and social class limitations.  She uses the style of many Romantic writers, blending heightened emotional language (pathos) with psychological imagery.


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