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Journal Entry #1
“I was conscious that a moment’s mutiny had already rendered me liable to strange penalties, and, like any other rebel slave, I felt resolved, in my desperation, to go all lengths.” –-- -Chapter 2, page 6

Reaction: Being really young, her sudden decision was a poor choice.

Response: She’s still very young, and needs to experience more of life in order to make better decisions. Have logic and not be fooled by only emotions.

Explanation: With the allegations she was being accused with she felt like she had nothing to lose, so she fought with no care for the consequences.

Journal Entry #2

“It is not violence that best overcomes hate-nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury.”

-Chapter 6, page 61

Reaction: It’s shocking how someone can just let all their feelings go without caring.

Response: She knows she’ll be at ease with herself if she becomes the better person and forgives.

Explanation: Violence and hate is not a resolution. Sometimes forgiving is the best way to let go of the past.

Journal Entry #3

“‘You will come to the same region of happiness: be received by the same mighty, universal Parent, no doubt, dear Jane. Again I questioned, but this time only in thought. ‘Where is that region? Does it exist?” - Chapter 9, page 124

Reaction: It was kind of sad seeing how an eight year old little girl can lose all faith in the world, other, and also herself. Response: This shows the effects of the mistreatment from Aunt Reed and her family. Also, the love she never got from them and always needed.

Explanation: After all the mistreatment she is left with no hope in the world and with no one to trust.

Journal Entry #4

“It is in vain to say human beings ought to be satisfied with tranquility: they must have action; and they will make it if they cannot find it.” - Chapter 12, page 167

Reaction: This quote sticks out more than others because

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