Throughout the entire novel, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bonte, Jane referenced birds when she had to undergo experiences and difficulties in her life. During her first years, Jane had been living at her aunt’s estate, called Gateshead Hall. Her aunt, Mrs. Reed, along with her children, John, Eliza, and Georgiana, treated Jane very poorly. The only one who actually was nice to Jane was Bessie, the Reeds’ household maid. When John came over and started nagging and being very rude to Jane, she had the rage to hit him back. John had then told his mother and siblings Jane was the one that started it all, which lead to having Jane locked up in the Red Room, the room where her uncle had died. After her terrifying night of encountering the ghost of her deceased uncle, she had blacked out; “The next thing I remember is waking up with a feeling as if I had a terrible nightmare, and seeing before me a terrible red glare, crossed with thick black bars. I heard voices, too…” (pg. 14) Jane had been physically locked up in this room with no way out. The black bars Jane had envisioned also showed her being locked up, not only physically, but mentally too. Her mind had been swamped with thoughts about the ghost, her mistreated life she was living in that ‘hell’ called Gateshead Hall, and there was no escape in sight. However, she was caged at Gateshead too. She was beaten and treated dishonestly, with so much hate that she could barely take it. Jane had to go through this her whole life. She was caged when she first got to Lowood, when illnesses came around and soon put Helen, Jane’s best friend, to rest. Then she again was caged when she found out about Mr. Rochester’s wife Bertha, and how she wanted to be with him so badly but couldn’t because he had betrayed her; and also when Mr. Rivers had asked Jane to marry him when she didn’t want to but was almost forced by his sternness. Jane also had times in her life symbolizing her being in flight. She was so angered by the fact that Mr. Rochester hadn’t told her about Bertha that she decided to leave. “What a still, hot, perfect day! What a golden desert this spreading moor! Everywhere sunshine. I wished I could live in it and on it.” (pg. 375) Jane felt, for once in her life, as if she was free. She felt as if nothing could stop her, and she was doing the right thing. Jane had been in flight during this journey, for she was starting a new life, and when in flight, there are no obstacles, just like Jane’s feelings during this time away. Happiness was shown in her quote, and happiness is exactly what being in flight is.