Jane is symbollically caged and in flight in many ways. Jane lives her life as a girl lower than servants while at Gatshead and as a sinful child at Lowood. While at Gatshead she is locked in the Red room. She sees a ghost and becomes unconscious. This is where she becomes 'caged in' and this goes on throughout the book when she gets to Lowood but through her years there and at Thornfield, this slowly fades away. The red room incident represents her isolation at Gatshead and how no one seems to like her and how she was 'locked in' and how she can't get out of it. Later in the story, Jane it seems is free from her 'cage' and is at Thornfield, when Mr.Rochester asks to marry her and she is hesitant. On page 294 she asks "Do you truly love me?" This is due to the fact that Jane has always longed for freedom and this marriage would tie her down, limiting that freedom. It would completely put Jane into a commitment being inferior. It seems she has finally achieved freedom and is in flight but if she was married she'd have to be caged again, permanently.