Abstract：Charlotte Bronte is one of the most welcomed female writers in Victoria period of the world literature. Her work Jane Eyre，was welcomed by young people, especially welcomed by feminist as soon as it was published in 1847. There were so many studies on this novel after it was published. With the symbolism theory, this paper intends to discover the symbolic implications and effect of Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre. As an important part between coherent and unified, mad woman is in the whole plot of the novel. Mad woman is also a key symbol which shows us that Jane Eyre transcends the love novels, sings the praise of a deep-rooted love and human dignity of women. The author of this thesis thinks that mad woman is not a really crazy woman, but just a literature code, it plays a role as a go-between in the novel.
Keywords: Bertha Mason; Symbolism; Symbolic Implication; Effect