Jane Eyre - Chapter II Summary & Analysis

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Chapter II Summary

Jane fights against the two, which is uncharacteristic of her. The two maids sit Jane on a stool and Jane promises to sit still. The two maids discuss Jane's temperament between themselves, then chide Jane for her "bad" behavior. They say Mrs. Reed is not obligated to care for Jane and could turn her out. The maids tell Jane she is not on the same social level with the Reed children. They end with the threat that God will punish the child for her evil ways, then shut and lock the door. The red room is the grandest room in Gateshead Hall. The room is decorated in red and is used very little because Mr. Reed, Jane's uncle, died there nine years prior.

Jane muses over how well loved the Reed children are despite the fact they are so badly behaved. Jane tries to please...

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