Facts in Jane Eyre
Guy Fawkes was executed for attempting to blow up the British Parliament and assassinate King James I. This allusion emphasizes Jane’s inclination to rebel against any oppressors--in this case, Mrs. Reed.
“Didn't mother do it like this, sir?”
“Sir, I thank you innumerable times for being so generous”
“and my shoes? and stockings? Watch, as I dance!”
“What do you think of my dress?”