This character is a slim and pretty nurse who is regarded by the protagonist as the most sympathetic figure in the Reed household.
This character is the proprietor of Lowood Institution, a boarding school for orphans that the protagonist attends.
This character is the protagonist's best friend at Lowood who dies of consumption in the novel.
This character is the physically plain and slight protagonist of the novel who embodies strength of character, intelligence, and determination.
This character is the housekeeper at Thornfield Hall who offers the protagonist the position of governess.
This character is also known as John Reed.
This character is a tall, proud, and snobbish child of an aristocrat who spends time with Thornfield's Master, and is thought to be his fiance.
This character makes rude, condescending remarks about governesses during...
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