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Jane EyreReview QuestionsChapters 1-101. The reader learns that Jane’s father died and Mrs. Reed takes care of her. However,John Reed does not treat Jane like his sister but rather abuses Jane. She knows that she isinferior when compared to John, Georgiana, and Eliza Reed, since Mrs. Reed excludesher from gathering with the reed’s children and Mrs. Reed. The method of direct action iseffective in the sense of arousing sympathy from the readers towards Jane. The authorgives insight into how a child feels when his or her parents exclude him or her from thegroup. To show the social level of the Reeds, Brontë’s description of Bessie and MissAbott’s taking away of Jane gives the reader some knowledge about the family’s wealth.2. Jane thought about the paintings that students painted, translations of French literature,and songs that students sang. Even though Bessie told Jane about the “appalling”discipline, Jane’s resentment towards Mrs. Reed along with the accomplishments of girlsin school convinced Jane that she wanted to go to school. With Mr. Brocklehurst’sdescription of school comes the idea of harsh discipline and “consistency” of dress. Also,he foreshadows a harsh life a Lowood, with “unsophisticated accommodations” and“active habits” (34). Jane experiences a harsh life at Lowood, with meager meals andcold walks to Church. There wasn’t enough clothing for the girls when winter his. Inspite of all the deficiencies, Jane’s life at Lowood also had some advantages. Jane mether first friend at Lowood School named Helen Burns. After Mrs. Temple went away,Jane also learned about her own independence.3. Jane Eyre believes in a life with fairness, so therefore she believes any wrongdoingshould be revenged. For instance, Mrs. Scatcherd whipped Helen and “not a tear” cameout of Helen’s eye, but if Mrs. Scatcherd whipped Jane, Jane vows that she would“break” the whip “under her nose” (55). Stubbornly determined to avenge those whowronged her, Jane “resisted all the way” when Bessie and Miss Abott took Jane to the redroom after an argument between Jane Eyre and John (11). In a contrast to Jane’scharacter, Helen Burns believes to “turn the other cheek and do good to them that hateyou.” Helen uses her Christian beliefs by loving those who hate her and trying to forgetthe wrongs other people do to Helen. For instance, Helen didn’t even drop a tear whenMrs. Scatcherd whipped her. Helen wore a pastelboard, Mrs. Scatcherd’s punishment,“patiently” and in an “unresentful” manner as if she deserved the punishment.4. Bessie observes that Jane wasn’t very tall and not very wide either. Thus, sheconcludes that Jane wasn’t well fed at Lowood School. Jane feels “disappointed” fromBessie’s expression that she was “no beauty.” Jane feels beauty remains an importantelement life because she wanted “to please” people. By having beauty, other people mayfocus more of their attention on her.

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