Allusions in Jane Eyre


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Jane alludes to Bluebeard in Jane Eyre. Who is she likening this mythic figure to?

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1. Who wrote the epic poem Paradise Lost, alluded to so often in literature?

2. What is a literary allusion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Literary allusions can convey context or meaning, or supply other kinds of information using limited words. This test will help you determine how well you understand the concept of allusions with questions regarding the definition and use of this tool in the novel Jane Eyre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you judge your understanding of allusions in Jane Eyre, including:

  • Definition and use
  • Allusions in the novel
  • Character comparisons

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Jane Eyre
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of allusions as they are used in the novel
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the allusion made to Satan in this novel in a different light

Additional Learning

For more on this novel, review the lesson titled Allusions in Jane Eyre. This goes further into details, such as:

  • Myth of Bluebeard
  • Paradise Lost
  • Idea of the antihero