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Jane Eyre

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Dreaming of the Red-Room

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The night after her impeded marriage to Rochester, Jane has a dream that helps make her decision to leave Thornfield Hall. In this dream, Jane reveals:

I was transported in thought to the scenes of childhood: I dreamt I lay in the red-room at Gateshead; that the night was dark, and my mind impressed with strange fears.

What is the symbolic significance of Jane returning to the red-room at this moment in the text?

A

Jane realizes that Rochester is keeping her as confined as Mrs. Reed.

B

Jane has a feeling that something tragic has happened at Gateshead Hall and she must return.

C

Jane is reminded that her childhood values would never allow her to live as Rochester's mistress.

D

The red-room and Jane's current situation reflect the injustice that surrounds her life.

E

Just like in the red-room, Jane's current situation requires her to restrain her passionate nature.