The Relationship Between the Adults and Children in Jane Eyre

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Explore the presentation with the relationships between the adults and children in chapters 1-9 of Jane Eyre. The main character, Jane Eyre is left in care.

Explore the presentation with the relationships between the adults and children in chapters 1-9 of Jane Eyre.

The main character, Jane Eyre is left in care, under the supervision of the Reed family. Whilst Mr Reed is on his death bed he asks one thing of his wife. That was to care and to keep a roof over miss
Eyre’s head, he loved Jane dearly and he was the only one in the family who did.

Jane was kept under the roof of Mrs Reed but was not looked after or shown love at all. This resulted in mental cruelty and the things that
Mrs Reed put forth to Jane also resulted
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As a result of Johns strike, the bleeding on her head is consistent but no one seems to care or look at it closer, they don’t give her any medical attention. Jane is not just wounded on the outside. You have to look deep into a person to find hidden feelings but you have to look even deeper to see the true feelings of a child. The Care for her inside wounds is love which is lacked greatly in the house of “The
Reeds”

They always seem to refer back to Jane as a sort of Animal

“mad Cat”

“Little toad” abbot referred

Lowood is ran by a man named “Mr Brocklehurst” he was a mean selfish man who only thinks of himself, by his running of the school, the results in many cases for the girls has been ill treatment and many bad things happen to them. The school has a shortage of food…

“small mug of coffee and half a slice of bread…I was still hungry”
Jane said solemnly.

Every morning when jane went down to breakfast, the porridge would be miniscule and like any other day “burnt”.

The school was a very cold and grim place to be in, they had no heating and in the winter it became unbearable. On most days when the girls awoke to attend class, they were unable to wash as the basin of water had ‘frozen over’.

The coldness was unbearable…

“The cold which nipped me without and the unsatisfying hunger which gnawed me within”

The rooms at Lowood were in dormitories and each person would share a bed with at least one person, even teachers would

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