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Tone in Jane Eyre

Tone Examples in Jane Eyre:

Chapter XXIII

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"half of it split away..."   (Chapter XXIII)

This ominous occurrence adds to the Gothic tone of the novel, and its natural subject matter is very much in the Romantic style. Brontë uses pathetic fallacy, where nature mirrors human emotions or interactions, to foreshadow a separation or break.

"foreboding..."   (Chapter XXV)

Jane’s marriage anxiety is typical of any bride-to-be. The eerie connotation of “foreboding,” however, instills the scene with a dark tone. Even though “hypochondriac” suggests that her worries are unfounded, Jane’s still feels uneasy about the future of her marriage.

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