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Jane Eyre

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Jane's First Painting

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Jane describes one of the paintings she created at Lowood, explaining:

One gleam of light lifted into relief a half-submerged mast, on which sat a cormorant, dark and large, with wings flecked with foam; its beak held a gold bracelet set with gems, that I had touched with as brilliant tints as my palette could yield, and as glittering distinctness as my pencil could impart.

What is the significance of this Biblical​ allusion created through the "gleam" of gold and gems?

A

The allusion represents Jane's eventual triumph over Blanche.

B

The allusion foreshadows the death of Jane's uncle.

C

The allusion presents the idea that materialism leads to misery and moral decay.

D

The allusion represents Jane's discomfort with Rochester's desire to buy dresses and jewels for her.

E

The allusion represents Jane's freedom from the people in her life who attempted to hold her back.