Character Analysis: Jane Eyre
Challenges & trials Jane faces at Gatewood & Lowood:
While Jane was at Gatewood, she was undermined completely. The family treated Jane in a cruel manner, the aunt Jane had, Mrs. Reed treated Jane like an object. She completely shut Jane out of her life and ignored her just as she didn’t even exist. Whatever was going on Jane was either put into the nursery and or into a corner. Left alone to her thoughts and no one to comfort her when she needed it Jane was always alone and always thinking. And she loved to read adventurous books that allowed her to escape her real life into one in the books. The son, John Reed was the cruelest out of all the children; he always abused Jane by striking her and hurting her. Jane was always used to the abuse and just endured it due to the fact that John had instilled fear into her. But Jane reached her limit when she was locked into the red-room, she became so scared of the darkness, it was too much for her to bear. Mrs. Reed when she heard her screams locked Jane back up. When Jane was let out she confronted Mrs. Reed and told her the truth about her feelings and how she wished to leave, this made Jane end up at Lowood. There she was accused to be a deceitful child, a statement made by Mrs. Reed, she was also said to be a liar. Many of the young girls there avoided her except a girl named Helen and a woman named Mrs. Temple. They were the only ones who helped Jane get through her trails of being accused and later reprehended and put into the center of the room, like an accused prisoner. She later redeemed herself by letter of one of the workers back at Gatewood. She faced hunger, cold and harsh punishments of watching her classmates and herself on occasions at Lowood. She also lost one of her good friends sue to disease, and later her friend Mrs. Temple left her alone as well.
What we learn about Jane:
Jane begins as a shy child who knows nothing but punishment. She endured her punishments...
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