The context comes from Jane Eyre Chapter 15 We were ascending the avenue when he thus paused; the hall was before us. Lifting his eye to its battlements, he cast over them a glare such as I never saw before or since.
Pain, shame, ire, impatience, disgust, detestation, seemed momentarily to hold a quivering conflict in the large pupil dilating under his ebon eyebrow. I don't understand " quivering conflict " here, especially " quivering ". How could a conflict quiver to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble?
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I don't know. This is figurative language, Irelia, and no real quivering is happening. Bronte uses the phrase to describe the conflicting emotions that she imagines she sees in the pupil of this character's eye.
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You don't want to stick the girl in his eye because Bronte wasn't talking about a quivering girl. You could say that the emotions quivered in his eye, but I'm not sure that is any clearer than the original. Who are you writing this plainer version for? I'm writing the plainer version for myself. The plainer, the more understandable to me. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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