The novel constantly uses words such as slave, master, servitude, mutiny, savage, bird metaphors, and scenes of containment (drawing room + attic)
Jane rebels against John and Mrs. Reed in Chapter 4
Repressed by Lowood for being an orphan, a "heathen"
Helen Burns helps her to keep her passionate nature and temper in check: She believes in living a calm life and looking forward to a better life after death.
Jane turns to education to discipline herself; Learns French, painting, etc. to become top of her class
"Frees" herself from Lowood through new servitude at Thornsfield
Struggles to keep passions in check with Rochester; attempts to repress her feelings of love (for example, by comparing herself to Blanche)
Jane leaves Thornfield on her own terms because she does not want to be a mistress; returns as an independent woman with her own wealth