Jane Eyre

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The Red-Room Symbol Analysis

The Red-Room Symbol Icon
The red-room symbolizes how society traps Jane by limiting her freedom due to her class, gender, and independent streak.
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The Red-Room Symbol Timeline in Jane Eyre

The timeline below shows where the symbol The Red-Room appears in Jane Eyre. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Love, Family, and Independence Theme Icon
Social Class and Social Rules Theme Icon
...of starting the fight. As punishment, Mrs. Reed orders Jane to be locked in the red-room. The red-room is a lavishly furnished and rarely used bedroom where, nine years previous, Mrs.... (full context)
Chapter 2
Love, Family, and Independence Theme Icon
Social Class and Social Rules Theme Icon
They lock Jane alone in the red-room. Jane catches sight of her gaunt reflection in the mirror and broods on the injustice... (full context)