Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    eipjoo's Avatar
    eipjoo is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    17
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Which does her indicate, Mrs. Reed or 'superstition'?

    My seat, to which Bessie and the bitter Miss Abbot had left me riveted, was a low ottoman near the marble chimney-piece; the bed rose before me; to my right hand there was the high, dark wardrobe, with subdued, broken reflections varying the gloss of its panels; to my left were the muffled windows; a great looking-glass between them repeated the vacant majesty of the bed and room. I was not quite sure whether they had locked the door; and when I dared move, I got up and went to see. Alas! yes: no jail was ever more secure. Returning, I had to cross before the looking-glass; my fascinated glance involuntarily explored the depth it revealed. All looked colder and darker in that visionary hollow than in reality: and the strange little figure there gazing at me, with a white face and arms specking the gloom, and glittering eyes of fear moving where all else was still, had the effect of a real spirit: I thought it like one of the tiny phantoms, half fairy, half imp, Bessie’s evening stories represented as coming out of lone, ferny dells in moors, and appearing before the eyes of belated travellers. I returned to my stool.
    Superstition was with me at that moment; but it was not yet her hour for complete victory: my blood was still warm; the mood of the revolted slave was still bracing me with its bitter vigour; I had to stem a rapid rush of retrospective thought before I quailed to the dismal present.

    ***
    Which does ‘her’ indicate, Mrs. Reed who ordered Jane Eyre locked up in the red-room or ‘superstition’?

  2. #2
    5jj's Avatar
    5jj is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28,168
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which does her indicate, Mrs. Reed or 'superstition'?

    Superstion
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


  3. #3
    eipjoo's Avatar
    eipjoo is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Korean
      • Home Country:
      • South Korea
      • Current Location:
      • South Korea
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    17
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Which does her indicate, Mrs. Reed or 'superstition'?

    Thank you very much.

Similar Threads

  1. [Essay] On superstition
    By licinio in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17-Jul-2011, 15:10
  2. Please Reed-Kellogg.
    By TheParser in forum Analysing and Diagramming Sentences
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-May-2010, 18:59
  3. [Vocabulary] reed/cane
    By mmasny in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-Jan-2010, 00:32
  4. Why Reed-Kellog?
    By Kondorosi in forum Analysing and Diagramming Sentences
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-Dec-2009, 14:08
  5. thinking reed
    By rita rosario in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-May-2008, 20:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •