What kind of images does Bronte use to describe St. John? Give two examples. Why are these images appropriate. Bold ones last two i promise.
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While Rochester is described in terms of fire and flames, St. John is constantly associated with ice and cold imagery, a connection that heightens the lack of passion and joy that would come with a marriage to him. There is always imagery of longing and marginalization when it comes to St. John. Although the book ends happily for Jane and Mr. Rochester, St. John's ending is far more ambiguous. Although he has traveled to India to fulfill his Christian duty, Bronte still gives the impression that St. John's life could have been more meaningful if he had ever accepted love.