Short Answer Questions Key
1. What is the weather like as the novel opens?
Cold and rainy.
2. Why does Mrs. Reed forbid Jane from joining her, Eliza, John, and Georgiana in the drawing-room?
Because she feels Jane does not have a sociable and childlike disposition.
3. According to Jane, who bullies and punishes her "not two or three times in the week, nor once or twice in the day, but continually?"
4. Why is Jane taken and locked in the red-room?
Because she defends herself against John.
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