Honors English 1, per.6
27 February 2013
In Jane Eyre there are characters that being rich changes them. They believe that since they have money they are better than the people that don’t. Mrs. Reed and her family after Mr. Reed died thought they were more than her. Then Blanche Ingram disrespected Jane when she was at the party. She treated Jane like she wasn’t even human. Finally when St. John got the 5,000£ from Jane he treated her differently than before. Money is the root of all evil and the characters of the book demonstrate that to us. Mrs. Reed and her family weren’t ever mean to Jane when Mr. Reed was alive. After he died that’s when it all began. Mrs. Reed told her children that Jane was not worthy to be noticed and they shouldn’t associate with her (Bronte 23).She thinks because Jane is poor and not hers she can treat her any way she wants. Mrs. Reed also even lied on Jane to get her out of her house. This is what she said Mr. Brocklehurst” her mother was her husband's sister. On his deathbed he exhorted her to care for Jane. She always treated her as one of her own. If you accept her at Lowood School, Mr. Brocklehurst, keep a strict eye on her. She has a heart of spite. I'm sorry to say that her worst fault is that of deceit (Bronte 30).” Mr.Brocklehurst believed Mrs. Reed and Jane went to Lowood School and she was shunned because Mr. Brocklehurst told to students to do that. This is what he said “And you, girl. [He has Jane stand on her stool] This is the pedestal of infamy, and you will remain on it all day long. You will have neither food nor drink for you must how barren is the life of a sinner. Children, I exhort you to shun her, exclude her, shut her out from this day forth. Withhold the hand of friendship and deny your love to Jane Eyre, the liar.”(Bronte). Then after Jane she goes Lowood becomes a teacher. After a few years as a teacher Mrs. Temple leaves. Jane then looks for work elsewhere. Then she gets...
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