Jane Eyre, an orphan, is being raised by her aunt, Mrs.Reed. Jane’s aunt is a cruel woman who mistreats Jane. Jane’s uncle, her aunts husband, has passed away. One day, Mrs.Reed punishes Jane for fighting with her cousin. As punishment she imprisons Jane in the red room. This is the room where Janes uncle passed away. While Jane is locked in the red room she believes that she sees the ghost of her dead uncle. Jane is frightened and she screams and faints. She wakes in the care of a servant, Bessie. After this Mrs.Reed is advised to send Jane away to school.
The red room in Jane Eyre is very significant. It begins the metaphor of how Jane is constantly trapped and imprisoned throughout the novel. The red room signifies what Jane must overcome throughout the book. She faces man y struggles and the red room its just the start of them.