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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?


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


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


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


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


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

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