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Symbols & Symbolism in Jane Eyre

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In Jane Eyre, symbols are used to infuse the novel with what?

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1. In Jane Eyre, what does the red room symbolize?

2. In Jane Eyre, what does the stricken chestnut tree represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz is made up of multiple-choice questions all dealing with symbols and the use of symbolism in Jane Eyre. Quiz questions will primarily ask you to consider different pieces of imagery from the story and decide what they could represent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

We would like to see how well you understand the following topics:

  • Use of symbolism in Jane Eyre
  • The red room's symbolic meaning
  • Symbolic meaning of the stricken chestnut tree
  • The torn veil symbol
  • Which character represents the inescapability of secrets

Skills Practiced

Here are just some of skills you'll practice in our quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Jane Eyre lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the red room and stricken chestnut tree's symbolic meanings
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the symbolism in Jane Eyre as a whole, in order to link it to other concepts
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts in order to determine the symbolic meaning of the stricken chestnut tree

Additional Learning

If you had any trouble with this quiz feel free to view our Symbols & Symbolism in Jane Eyre lesson. We'll explain the important concepts you need to know about symbolism in the novel. Print out our worksheet and discuss with your teacher any topics you're still having trouble with. Some of the concepts we'll be analyzing include:

  • The angel in the house model and its representation of feminine purity
  • Religious overtones associated with some of the symbols in the novel
  • Significance of the veil tearing in Jane's bedroom
  • Rochester's opinion of his first wife and what she represents
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