Jane Eyre – Education Quotes Flashcard Example #44879

Jane embraces the opportunity to go to school even though those around her are negative towards it – John Reed (the fact she has a different feeling than him shows how she doesn’t associate herself with him)
“school would be a complete change – It implied a long journey, an entire separation from Gateshead and an entrance into a new life.
Education and isolation of education has kept Jane safe within herself, offering her opportunities and respect from her friends and piers around her
“I had no communication by letter or message with the outer world: school rules, school duties, school habits”
Jane is often described as a plain character and constantly being told that she is less than others. Compassion and affection is much easily given out to attractive girls i.e Georgiana.
“if she were a nice pretty child, one might compassionate for her forlornness – but one cannot really care for such a little toad as that”
Mr Brocklehurst is seen to be unreasonable as he does not understand that the girls hair is naturally therefore she cannot help it. He seems so get confused that grace and nature are the same as god supposedly controls nature.
“But we are not to conform to nature: I wish these girls to be the children of grace – I desire the hair to be arranged closely, modestly and plainly.”
Mr Brocklehurst appearing hypocritical mentioning how we must not conform to nature. Suggesting that conforming to god staying plain and simple is more to keep them at their low place rather than real christian humility.
“They ought to have come a little sooner to have heard his lecture on dress, for they were splendidly attired in velvet silk and furs”
“she wore a false front of french curls”

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