Jane Eyre Failure

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Everyone thinks a child in an orphanage will find a kind family and live happily ever after, but not in this book. Jane Eyre is a book that illustrates the struggle and growth of a young orphan girl named Jane. Jane battles through the hardship in her education and captivity. This can be seen throughout the places Jane has stayed, such as Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institute and Thornfield. Throughout this story, Jane unlocks her emotions which sculpts her into a mature and independent woman.

The suffering of Jane starts when she was a child at the age of 10. Both of Jane’s parents suffered with typhus, so Jane is sent away to her Uncle Reed. Knowing that her parents died, Uncle Reed is the only one that cherishes and loves her.The rest of Mr. Reed’s family treats Jane as an orphan. Even …show more content…

Even though Lowood Institute is Jane’s first experience with the outside world and is Jane’s first time making friends, she never cherished them nor brought them close to her heart. “True, reader; and I knew and felt this: and though I am a defective being, with many faults and few redeeming points, yet I never tired of Helen Burns; nor ever ceased to cherish for her a sentiment of attachment, as strong, tender, and respectful as any that ever animated my heart (112)” Helen being the first that Jane opened up her brutal past to did not think of her as a cherished friend or more like a best friend. In this quote Jane said that even though Helen Burns considered me (Jane) as a friend. Jane never felt the connection between her or thought she had a right to adore and love Helen Burns. Jane never felt a need to love Helen just like a how children love their plush toys and dolls. Lowood Institute is a strict school that will even punish minor mistakes of little girls, but being humiliated and shunned in front of everyone at Lowood made Jane’s education

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