Jane, as a symbolic bird, has a symbolic cage. In her early life, this cage takes the form of Gateshead hall. At this point in her life, she lives with the Reed's, who are open about their disdain towards her. She is separated and isolated from her cousins and the other members of the household by Mrs.Reed. An example of this is the time period of time that Mrs.Reed forbids her children to interact with Jane, sending her into extreme isolation. She does not look or speak to Jane either. In this way, not only is she trapped but also experiences the loneliness of a caged bird. She finds herself and solace in the desolate images of birds in the pages of books she reads on windowsills- their is recognition in their predicament in its parallel to hers. She is isolated and locked away, not in a physical cage but one who's bars and doors materialize from separation. Her symbolic flight is in her return to the blind Mr.Rochester. After her departing him, his crazed wife burned down Thornfield, leaving him with physical deformities and no money to his name. In this return, she is free'd of not only her Socioeconomic cage, but that created by Mr.Rochester. Her new standing and the death of Edwards wife leave no cage for her to be trapped in. Mr.Rochester no longer holds power over her in the respects he used to. She finds freedom where it previously evaded her- by leaving St John Rivers in the realization that she would forever be imprisoned (as she did with Edward) she has free'd herself from all cage, this being, her flight.