In the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Jane goes through the process of escaping her metaphorical cage. She continues to lock herself in a world deprived of love and true happiness until she learns self acceptance. She starts this process when she leaves the captivity of her home to go to her confining boarding school. There she finds little happiness and longs to escape. She feels she hasn’t discovered who she is yet or met enough people to settle down and stay in one spot. When she discovers these feelings she flees and goes to the Rochester estate where she falls in love, only to be betrayed by the one she cares for most. Mr. Rochester has a wife, but asks her to stay. However, when she realizes she might be putting her values at risk, she runs again. She ends up meeting St. John and discovers the astounding fact that he is her cousin, and meets her other cousins. That is where she begins to really search herself. She can only escape her “cage” after truly finding what That is when she can finally accept love and go find Mr. Rochester once again.