Jane Eyre

What does the Chestnut tree symbolize in Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte? What is your personal rating on the book, by 10?


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The chestnut tree symbolizes Jane and Rochester's love. They proclaimed their love for each other under the shade of the chestnut tree, and then it was symbolically split a part by lightning (Grace Poole). None-the-less, the tree although split and burnt remains alive...... just like their love.