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Jane Eyre

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Jane's Third Painting

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Jane describes the third painting she created at Lowood and reveals that it features

"a colossal head, inclined towards the iceberg, and resting against it. Two thin hands, joined under the forehead, and supporting it, drew up before the lower features a sable veil, a brow quite bloodless, white as bone, and an eye hollow and fixed, blank of meaning but for the glassiness of despair, alone were visible."

Why is the "colossal head" significant to the novel?

A

The face represents Blanche's beauty (which Jane sees as unattainable).

B

The head represents the fact that Jane feels as though she is constantly under survaillence.

C

The head's "colossal" size represents Jane's assertion of power.

D

The head represents the idea that Jane allows the reader into her mind in the text.

E

The face foreshadows the hardships waiting for Jane later in life.