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Jane describes the woman she depicted in her second painting from Lowood, explaining:

The dim forehead was crowned with a star; the lineaments below were seen as through the suffusion of vapour; the eyes shone dark and wild; the hair streamed shadowy, like a beamless cloud torn by storm or by electric travail.

This woman's description is important because


the woman's dark and stormy surroundings symbolize Jane's future trials.


the supernatural elements of the painting highlight the Gothic nature of the text.


the star on the woman's forehead symbolizes the light Jane must use to help Rochester.


the woman's wildness foreshadows Bertha's significance in Jane's future.


the woman's unsettling presence foreshadows Blanche Ingram's role in the novel.

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